English Writing Exercises for A1 – An announcement

Preparation

1. Complete the school events. Use a, e, i, o, u and y.

c__nc__rt

m__s__c__l

pl__

sch__l c__mp

sch__l cl__b

sch__l tr__p

sp__rts d__

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1 concert   2 musical   3 play   4 school camp

5 school club   6 school trip   7 sports day

2. Complete the announcements with the verbs below. Which are imperatives? Circle them.

are      come      is      meet      phone      play      practise      want

BADMINTON CLUB

1 _____ you already a badminton player? Do you 2 _____ to learn to play badminton? Everyone 3 _____ welcome at our club, especially beginners.

We 4 _____ in the school gym every Thursday at 4 p.m. We 5 _____ for fun, but we also play matches and 6 _____ our skills.

7 _____ to our club!

8 _____ Laura on 07700 900227.

are      come      learn      like      meet      play      visit      wait

COMPUTER CLUB

Do you 9 _____ computer?

10 _____ you interested in programming?

Then 11 _____ to our computer club!

We 12 _____ every Monday in the computer lab after school from 3.30.

We do programming, we 13 _____ to use software and we 14 _____ games online too. It’s great fun!

Don’t 15 _____! Come to our club! Or 16 _____ our website for more information. www.ourcomputerclub.com

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1 Are   2 want   3 is   4 meet   5 play   6 practise

7 Come   8 Phone   9 like   10 Are   11 come

12 meet   13 learn   14 play   15 wait   16 visit

Students should circle: Come (7 and 11), Phone (8), wait (15), visit (16)

3. Complete the table with information from the announcements.

Badminton Club

Computer Club

Day and time?

1 _____

2 _____

Where?

3 _____

4 _____

Activities

5 _____

6 _____

7 _____

8 _____

9 _____

10 _____

Contact for more information

11 _____

12 _____

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Badminton Club1 Thursday, 4 p.m., 3 in the school gym, 5 play for fun, 6 play matches, 7 practise skills, 11 contact Laura

ComputerClub2 Monday, from 3.30, 4 in the computer lab, 8 do programming, 9 learn to use software, 10 play games online, 12 visit the website

4. Put the words in the correct order to make imperatives.

1 forget / to tell / your friends / don’t

 ________ !

2 visit / this number / call / our website / or

 ________ !

3 make / friends / new

 ________ !

4 play / and / fit / football / get

 ________ !

5 it / don’t / miss

     ________ !

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Don’t forget to tell your friends!

2 Call this number or visit our website!

Make new friends!

Play football and get fit!

Don’t miss it!

Writing Guide

5. Make notes for an announcement for one of the clubs below (or choose your own club).

Sports clubs:  basketball club     cycling club     football club     gymnastics club     hockey club

Other clubs:  art club     book club     chess club     dance club     debating club     music club     photography club

Name of club: ________

Meet where? ________

Meet when (day and time)? ________

What do you do at the club? ________

Contact name and number, and website: ________

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your own answers

Writing Strategy

Make sure that you include all the information requited in the task. As you make notes in preparation, tick off the key points in the task as you deal with them.

6. Read the Writing Strategy. Then write the announcement. Tick off the points in exercise 5 as you deal with them.