ESL Writing

Sample Essay "My Favorite Place"

In this ESL writing lesson, students are presented with a sample essay, "My Favorite Place". After reading this essay, students can try to write their own essay about their own favorite place.

 

 

Sample Essay – ‘My Favorite Place’

 

 

Usually when you ask people what their favorite place is, they will talk about a distant place – maybe a beach or a beautiful mountain. But my favorite place is not far away at all. My favorite place is the forest behind my house.

 

 

Although the forest behind my house is not very big, when I was little I thought it was huge! There are so many interesting places to play and hide. I can sit on the big rocks and have a picnic, I can climb the tall trees, or I can look for lizards and other little animals. Even though I have played there many times, I can still spend all afternoon running, playing, and hiking in the forest behind my house.

 

The forest behind my house is a magical place. If I am in a bad mood, I will go there to be alone and think. When I was little, I liked to imagine that there were magical people who lived in the forest. When I grow up and have children, I hope that they can live near such a special place, too.

 

 

Circle any words that you don’t know, and look them up in a dictionary.

 

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