ESL intermediate writing exercises are some of the most difficult lessons to develop or to find already developed on the Internet. There is a wealth of pedagogy and instructional material available for the beginning ESL writing student, and the advanced student can typically be exposed to mainstreamed material. Exercises for the all-important middle ground, the intermediate ESL student, are not easy to find.
Without a well-conceived theory to take students from the basic level to the advanced level, many second language learners get trapped in a quagmire of not quite being fluent and not quite being beginners. This sort of linguistic purgatory is highly frustrating and can be avoided with the proper implementation of ESL intermediate writing exercises.