Teaching English Through Stories
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In groups, look at
Do you agree with the
Explain why or why
In groups, match the benefits
with the explanations.
In groups, create some
activities using these
• What do you think the story is about?
• Present your ideas to the rest of the class.
• 5. Order the story: Hand out picture cards (without the
final two cards) to small
• groups and ask them to put the story in order. Then hand
out text cards, and ask
• them to match the text with the pictures. The first group to
finish is the winner.
• 6. Create the story ending: In small groups, students predict how the story will
• end and draw more pictures on blank picture cards and matching text to illustrate
• the continuation of the story. Students present their ideas to the class- who has
• funniest ending?
• 7. Video: Show the whole video of the story
on LearnEnglish Kids. Elicit which
• groups’ predictions were closest to the real
• - Design your own desert island
• - Give directions for a partner to find water / shelter / food on a desert island
• - Decide what to take to a desert island
• - Act out the story in small groups
• - Create a comic strip of the story
• - Make a substitution story using different animals / island features etc.
• † Additional activities
• - Trainees work together to recreate the demo lesson procedure
• - Trainees write their own lesson procedure for a different story.
• - Trainees practise using materials for this story in a peer teaching