Student Writing Samples

“Who is someone that has influenced me in my life? My children have influenced my life because they motivate me to continue to study and go to English class. They also give me a lot of encouragement to practice English at home. I love it when they encourage me.”     – Blanca

“I think self-driving cars will be very helpful rides in the future, especially for those people in wheelchairs or who don’t like to drive and many others who really need it. The only thing I’m concerned about is that many people will lose their jobs. I would probably get in a [self-driving] Uber just to see how it works.”  – Valtecir

“Running is my favorite exercise. The reason I like to run is that it makes me strong to run some 5Ks in Boston. It also makes me feel healthy and keeps me in good shape. Running helps to control my blood pressure. When I run I can also use my imagination and let my thoughts create things. Also if I’m out I can see new people and enjoy the outdoors.” – Jailson

“My favorite food is Ilayuda. It originated from Oayaca, Mexico. I like it because it tastes so good. The food consists of a big tortilla with beans, quesillo, cabbage, avocado, tomato, onions, spicy salsa and pork fat. It has 297 calories, 13 grams of fat, 35 grams of carbs, 42 grams of protein, and 297 grams of sodium. It is a very good food.” – Sonia

“My name is Annicer. I am applying to be a lawyer. I would like to study more English at a university for this job. I would be good at this job because I could be a lawyer for criminals. It is my passion to help people who are in trouble. I am not scared of people. I am good at speaking and I am not of afraid to talk to judges. Thank you for considering me for this job. ” – Annicer

“If I could go anywhere on vacation I would go to Japan and Greece, because I think Japan is a country that is very interesting and its food and people are very good. I love the architecture and culture of Greece.” –  Javier

“ATTN: Media Vision
4679 Lolly Lane
Long Beach, CA 90745

To Whom It May Concern:

I have been a customer of your cable company for ten years and I have never had a problem with my bills. However last month I was charged for two months of cable
instead of one. I wouldn’t like to end my contract with you. I think that it is a serious situation because bill amounts are usually charged automatically so I can’t understand how this happened. Please, make the change in the bill quickly if you want to keep an old customer.