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  • 1. How to Tell a Story
  • 2. Story Structure • Introduction • Beginning • The plot • The end • Moral
  • 3. Introduction • Introduce the story by telling what kind of story it is. For example: This is a true story; This is a story I heard somewhere… • Use connectors to start: First of all To start with At the beginning
  • 4. Beginning • Introduce the characters in the story. • Tell how the story started. Provide background information about the setting and time period when the story took place. Say where, when, what time of day, what the weather was like,etc. • Use connectors to go on: Then; After that; Next, As soon as/ when + full clause, …but then; immediately,
  • 5. The Plot • Tell the main events in the order that they happened. For example: I left home and went to the park; then, I saw a curious little girl…
  • 6. • Use adverbs to introduce: - Interruptions and/or New Elements to the Story: Suddenly; unexpectedly. “Suddenly, a car appeared roaring along the road.” - Events occurring at the Same Time: While/ As + full clause During + noun (noun clause) “While I was looking at the girl, the car headed towards me.”
  • 7. The End • Tell what has changed or how things are now. You can have a happy ending, a sad ending or a shift to the story. • Use connectors to end the story: Eventually In the end, Finally,
  • 8. The Moral • Make final comments or provide some conclusions about the story.
  • 9. Other Important Elements of Story Telling • Cause and Effect Provide reasons for different actions that occur in the story. • Link Ideas Logically • Use proper verb tenses and Reported Speech
  • 10. Think of a story to tell… • Think of a story that happened to you which is interesting. What happened? • Was that a happy or sad story? Why? • Which were the main events of the story? In which order did they happen? • How have things changed because of that story? • Which lesson did you learn from the story?
  • 11. And now try