Write Your Own Stories

You probably already know that the best way to remember new words and grammar in English is to use them in new examples of your own.

There are lots of ways to do this, but one of the most fun is to write your own stories.

Example sentences are great, but they can be less interesting. Flashcards are also wonderful, but they are not very creative. Your own stories are personal, interesting, and creative

First, make a list of the vocabulary words you will use in your story. If you are practicing a specific grammar skill like the present perfect tense, you can use lots of examples in your story, too.
  1. You can use a special notebook to write your stories in. This will make it easier to share and review.
  2. Keep your story short, about 200 or 250 words.
  3. Use ideas that are interesting for you. Even better, try to make your stories funny or give them a surprise ending.
  4. Share your stories with a friend or classmate. Ask each other questions about your stories. What did you like best about your friend's story?
The nice thing about stories is that they are so flexible. You can use them for literally any topic in English and you can use them for self-study or share them with classmates.

And remember, if you keep your stories in a special notebook, you can read them later to review vocabulary and grammar. You will be surprised how easy it is to remember the words and skills when you read them in your own stories.

Have fun!