MODULE 5 – UNIT 2 – USED TO…

I used to go to the park and play on the swings.

What did YOU USE TO DO as a child? Tell me about it. Send your recording (use your mobile or Vacaroo) or writing to my email account.

  • games you played
  • TV programmes you watched
  • Hobbies you did
  • Music you liked
  • Food you ate
  • Food you didn’t like
  • Fears (I used to be frightened of….)
  • Professions you wanted to be?
  • etc (anything you can think of!)

MODULE 3 – UNIT 2 – ANECDOTES

TELL ME AN ANECDOTE. You have two options:

A. Record your anecdote (use your mobile or Vacaroo.com)

B. Write your anecdote and send it to my email account.

REMEMBER TO USE SOME OF THE STRUCTURES FROM THE UNIT:

  • Use the past simple tense.
  • Use expressions to order the text: before…./ after…./ when…./ for + time expression (Eg for three weeks, for a month, for a moment)
  • Use adjectives to say how you felt: annoyed, angry, foolish, sad, delighted, confused, etc

MODULE 11 – UNIT 1 – EXTRA ACTIVITY -TELLING A PERSONAL ANECDOTE

Anecdotes should use descriptive and evocative language. The vocabulary we have seen in this unit to talk about emotions is perfect.

Tell me an anecdote. Include the following: 

*When and where it happened – *who was involved – *what happened (the key event)  – *how did the person/people feel – *why – *how did it end

USE SOME OF THE FOLLOWING TO ORDER THE EVENTS:

To start with…/At first…/In the beginning…

After that…/What happened next was…/Then…

For a second…/For some time…/For a moment…

Luckily…/Fortunately…/Surprisingly…

In the end…/Finally…/Eventually…(NOTE: “EVENTUALLY” DOES NOT MEAN EVENTUALMENTE”)

YOU MAY BEGIN AS YOU LIKE, BUT HERE ARE SOME IDEAS TO JOG YOUR MEMORY IN CASE YOU CAN’T THINK OF ANYTHING!

1. I had had the best day of my life! It was a sunny summer’s day and I’d arranged to meet some friends for a quiet picnic in the park….

2. I’d been studying hard all year and I was exhausted. The exams had been challenging and I was nervous about the results…..

3. The holiday of a lifetime … at least that’s what the advert had said. It all started to go wrong from the moment I stepped out of my front door…..

PREFERABLY: RECORD YOUR ANECDOTE ON YOUR MOBILE OR ON VOCAROO AND SEND IT TO ME FOR FEEDBACK.

ALTERNATIVELY, YOU COULD DO THIS ACTIVITY AS A WRITTEN TASK AND SEND IT TO ME FOR CORRECTION.

learn English and share your experiences (SERENDIPITY= the accidental discovery of something pleasant and useful!)

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