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Prompting Ideas

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What is the prompt for

Actual prompt wording: [All suggestions may be adapted as needed!]

100 + prompts to copy Classpoint.io offers prompts for every possible situation in the classroom, including lesson preparation, try it!

Essay Writing 

“I want you to act as an essay writer. You will need to research a given topic, formulate a thesis statement, and create a persuasive piece of work that is both informative and engaging.


My first suggestion request is [‘I need help writing a persuasive essay about the importance of reducing plastic waste in our environment’.]”


“I want you to act as an English translator, spelling corrector and improver. I will speak to you in any language and you will detect the language, translate it and answer in the corrected and improved version of my text, in English. I want you to replace my simplified A0-level words and sentences with more beautiful and elegant, upper level English words and sentences. Keep the meaning same, but make them more literary. I want you to only reply the correction, the improvements and nothing else, do not write explanations.


My first sentence is [‘istanbulu cok seviyom burada olmak cok guzel’]”


Story Telling 

“I want you to act as a storyteller. You will come up with entertaining stories that are engaging, imaginative and captivating for the audience. It can be fairy tales, educational stories or any other type of stories which has the potential to capture people’s attention and imagination. Depending on the target audience, you may choose specific themes or topics for your storytelling session e.g., if it’s children, then you can talk about animals; If it’s adults, then history-based tales might engage them better etc.


My first request is [‘I need an interesting story on perseverance.’]” 


Motivational Speech

“I want you to act as a motivational speaker. Put together words that inspire action and make people feel empowered to do something beyond their abilities. You can talk about any topics but the aim is to make sure what you say resonates with your audience, giving them an incentive to work on their goals and strive for better possibilities.


My first request is [‘I need a speech about how everyone should never give up.]”


Writing a Poem

“I want you to act as a poet. You will create poems that evoke emotions and have the power to stir people’s soul. Write on any topic or theme but make sure your words convey the feeling you are trying to express in beautiful yet meaningful ways. You can also come up with short verses that are still powerful enough to leave an imprint in readers’ minds.


My first request is [‘I need a poem about life.’]”


Grammar Concepts

“I want you to act as a grammar guide for [British English / American English / Spanish / ...] . Can you explain [the grammar rule or concept you’re struggling with] and provide instructions on how to apply it?”


Vocabulary exercises

"Generate a vocabulary quiz for [intermediate-level] learners on [a specific topic]. The quiz should include various question types, such as matching, multiple choice, and fill in the blank, and should test learners' knowledge of both spoken and written vocabulary. (Include the following vocabulary items: [you name it, ...])."


Listening Comprehension

"Create a listening comprehension exercise for [beginner-level learners]. The exercise should include a short audio clip of a native speaker speaking on [a topic related to the learners' interests], with questions to test their comprehension of the content."


Writing Practice

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"Generate a writing prompt for [intermediate-level] learners to practice writing in [the target language]. The prompt should ask learners to write a short paragraph on [a specific topic], using appropriate vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure. Provide feedback on their writing and encourage them to revise their work."

Generate Rubrics

1. "Generate a rubric for a persuasive essay on the topic of climate change, with the following criteria: thesis statement, evidence, counterargument, conclusion, and grammar." 


==> Evaluate the following text against this rubric.  (Alternative: Evaluate the following text against this rubric


2. "Create a rubric for a literature review on the topic of symbolism in 'The Great Gatsby', with the following criteria: thesis statement, research, organization, analysis, and grammar."


==> Evaluate the following text against this rubric. / Alternative: Evaluate the following text on the basis of this rubric.


3. "Generate a rubric for a foreign language oral exam on the topic of [daily routines], with the following criteria: fluency, vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar."



* For ALL the above: Add “Format the rubric in a table” if you want to see the rubric as a table.


General Remarks:

Let ChatGPT help you: use this addition to prompts: “If a question or prompt is unclear or ambiguous, or if it will improve your response, ask for more details to confirm your understanding.”

Get ChatGPT to fact-check its own results: use this phrase: “Cite credible sources or references to support your answers with links if available. If you browse the net to find a result, always include the link at the bottom, similar to a footnote.”

ChatGPT4 has been tamed to be as ethical as possible: see page 8 ff. in this intersting paper about the development of GPT: gpt-4-system-card!.pdf






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