Don’t Do It
This worksheet contains a list of sentences that include common clichés, and it challenges the student to rewrite each sentence to avoid using the cliché. The sentences provided are examples of how clichés might typically appear in writing. The task requires the student to understand the underlying meaning of each cliché and to express that meaning in a new and original way. By doing so, students practice the skill of conveying messages without relying on overused phrases.
The purpose of this worksheet is to teach students to recognize clichés and to develop the ability to express ideas creatively without them. It reinforces the concept that relying on clichés can make writing appear unoriginal and dull. The exercise helps in expanding the student’s vocabulary and expressive ability by finding alternative ways to communicate the same idea. Ultimately, this worksheet is a practical tool for enhancing the originality and quality of the student’s writing.