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Monthly lesson plan - April 2014: Planning and writing a story

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This lesson for teenagers and adults at B2 level uses materials in the writing skills section on LearnEnglish Teens and focuses on helping students plan and write a story.


Helping students to develop their writing skills can be challenging. Writing in class may be considered quite boring and some teachers prefer to get their students to do written work at home. However, the results of writing done at home can be variable. In order to produce a good piece of written work, students need to learn to plan carefully before they start writing. Writing a short story is one of the possible writing tasks for Part 2 of the Cambridge First Certificate exam. Story writing should engage students’ imagination and can be turned into a fun, collaborative and communicative experience.


Writing a short story, important days




1 hour 10 minutes approximately


  • To develop writing skills in the context of writing a short story
  • To develop the ability to identify and use narrative tenses when writing
  • To develop the ability to work co-operatively in pairs or in a small group


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Upper intermediate: B2