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Storytelling: Carnival crime
The plan is suitable for primary learners at A1 and above and is based on a story about a diamond theft at the Rio Carnival in Brazil.
Stories are a highly adaptable teaching tool and can be used in a variety of ways to teach a range of skills. This lesson focuses on extended listening skills and getting learners to actively participate in the storytelling process, allowing them to use their prediction skills in a creative and fun way. There are also some follow-up activities that develop speaking skills and different areas of language in the story.
Carnival in Brazil
CEFR level A1+
- To develop extended listening and prediction skills using a short story
To give learners the opportunity to participate in the storytelling process
To develop speaking skills
To reinforce the use of the past simple tense
- worksheet (one per learner)
- script and cards (one set for the teacher)
- story text (one per pair of learners, optional)
- world map and/or pictures of Brazil and the Rio Carnival (optional)