Narrative, telling stories and anecdotes forms an important part of our everyday communication. This lesson is aimed at developing the ability to tell stories or anecdotes.
The lesson is based on an idea from 'Once Upon a time' by John Morgan & Mario Rinvolucri. It starts with fluency practice and works towards developing accuracy. The lesson also includes a grammatical focus session that aims to develop understanding of the meaning and form of narrative tenses.
Intermediate and above
- To develop the ability to tell a story fluently.
- To develop the ability to understand and accurately use a range of narrative tenses.
Lesson plan: guide for teacher on procedure including answers to tasks.
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Worksheets: exercises which can be printed out for use in class.
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For more storytelling ideas see 'Once upon a time' by John Morgan & Mario Rinvolucri: Cambridge University Press (1984).
Nik Peachey, Teacher, Trainer Materials writer British Council
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