A valuable attitude from us teachers of English and other languages is to extract and foster our students’ creativity.
When I was teaching in Jaén, south of Spain, on tests I used to include a composition or essay, for example with such or such beginnings, that is, with an imaginative prompt I tried.
While grading and marking and correcting the exams it was a relief to encounter a brilliant and fantastic writing, brilliant up to some extent. The kids’ imagination usually was powerful.
Something else they needed was the grammar and vocabulary. / Photo from: old-castle-wallpaper traveleza tk