The starting point for this resource is a short story, entitled ‘Act of God' by Joan Baxter that was used in a previous English Exit Exam. A practical choice, as this story lends itself well to the MELS requirements for the exam, it is therefore good practice for students in difficulty. However, this tool can also be useful for students in advanced ESL classes. They may not have to write an English Exit Exam, but the interactive exercises will definitely help them improve their essay-writing skills as well.
The resource (or flipbook) consists of 25 interactive pages that include theory and varied exercises. It all begins with defining exactly what a thesis statement is, and has students not only practise writing their own, but also analysing acceptable and non-acceptable examples. Each exercise has a complimentary Answer Key with clear, detailed explanations.