Writing II Intermediate Level-2

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Writing II Intermediate Level-2

  1. 1. Writing II 2NI
  2. 2. Short stories.
  3. 3. Short stories These are examples of narrative essays. <ul><li>Short story competition You have decided to enter a short story competition. </li></ul><ul><li>Your story must end with the words “… and he always believed in his dreams from that day on.” </li></ul><ul><li>Your story must begin with the words “It was April 1st, so I decided to play a practical joke.” </li></ul><ul><li>Personal narrative </li></ul><ul><li>Write a story with the following title: “The worst birthday party ever.” </li></ul><ul><li>Think of a time when you were very nervous: your first plane ride, your wedding, your first day at school, etc. Tell what happened and how you reacted. </li></ul>
  4. 4. How do we write a story? <ul><li>Title. What is the story about? </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction: 1st paragraph. Set the story: time, place, characters, situation. </li></ul><ul><li>Main body: 2nd and 3rd paragraphs. Say what happened. </li></ul><ul><li>Closing: 4th paragraph. Bring the story to a close and say how the characters felt and reacted. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What tenses should you use? <ul><li>PAST SIMPLE </li></ul><ul><li>PAST CONTINUOUS </li></ul><ul><li>PAST PERFECT </li></ul>RAIN LEAVE EARLY ARRIVE AT THE AIRPORT It was raining , but we arrived at the airport on time because we had left early.
  6. 6. Use reported speech, and be careful with pronouns, say /tell, tense backshift and indirect questions! <ul><li>She asked to me what was I doing. </li></ul><ul><li>She asked me what I was doing. </li></ul><ul><li>He said me he is going to look for her. </li></ul><ul><li>He told me he was going to look for her. </li></ul><ul><li>I wondered where is he. </li></ul><ul><li>I wondered where he was. </li></ul>
  7. 7. USEFUL ADVERBS Complete the following. <ul><li>Unf_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _, she died. </li></ul><ul><li>Sur _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _, they called back. </li></ul><ul><li>They g_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ lost touch. </li></ul><ul><li>She i_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ phoned her father. </li></ul><ul><li>S_ _ _ _ _ _ _, the lights went out. </li></ul><ul><li>For_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _, nobody was hurt. </li></ul><ul><li>Ob_ _ _ _ _ _ _, he was very proud of her. </li></ul><ul><li>Ev_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _, they found the body. </li></ul>
  8. 8. USEFUL ADVERBS Complete the following. <ul><li>Unf ortunately , she died. </li></ul><ul><li>Sur prinsingly , they called back. </li></ul><ul><li>They g radually lost touch. </li></ul><ul><li>She i mmediately phoned her father. </li></ul><ul><li>S uddenly , the lights went out. </li></ul><ul><li>For tunately , nobody was hurt. </li></ul><ul><li>Ob viously , he was very proud of her. </li></ul><ul><li>Ev entually , they found the body. </li></ul>
  9. 9. USEFUL TIME PHRASES Complete the following. <ul><li>Introduction. </li></ul><ul><li>______ there was a woman who … </li></ul><ul><li>O____ day, Many y____ ago, </li></ul><ul><li>Main body </li></ul><ul><li>A f____ days later, A_______ a while, </li></ul><ul><li>The f___________ night Then </li></ul><ul><li>Closing </li></ul><ul><li>At l_____, Ev______________, </li></ul><ul><li>_____ the end, F______________ </li></ul>
  10. 10. USEFUL TIME PHRASES Complete the following. <ul><li>Introduction. </li></ul><ul><li>Once there was a woman who … </li></ul><ul><li>O ne day, Many y ears ago, </li></ul><ul><li>Main body </li></ul><ul><li>A f ew days later, A fter a while, </li></ul><ul><li>The f ollowing night Then </li></ul><ul><li>Closing </li></ul><ul><li>At l ast, Ev entually, </li></ul><ul><li>In the end, F inally, </li></ul>
  11. 11. EXTREME ADJECTIVES make your story more interesting. Match the following. <ul><li>surprised </li></ul><ul><li>hot </li></ul><ul><li>good </li></ul><ul><li>happy </li></ul><ul><li>cold </li></ul><ul><li>silly </li></ul><ul><li>angry </li></ul><ul><li>bad </li></ul><ul><li>funny </li></ul><ul><li>boiling </li></ul><ul><li>ridiculous </li></ul><ul><li>hilarious </li></ul><ul><li>delighted </li></ul><ul><li>astonished </li></ul><ul><li>freezing </li></ul><ul><li>dreadful </li></ul><ul><li>furious </li></ul><ul><li>terrific </li></ul>

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