This week I’m teaching Past Simple Tense so I decided to add a creative activity where students will force themselves to use the vocabulary they have learned so far. I wrote a short story in past tense but this activity can be easily adapted to all the grammar topics.
So here is my story:
Target language: Past simple and vocabulary revision
Read the story:
Hi, my name is Betty. I’m going to tell you about our last Sunday. It was a typical lazy Sunday. We were at home. My mom decided to read a book so she made herself a cup of coffee and curled up on the sofa with her book. I had an exam to study so I stayed in my room and I studied for my test. It was boring and I felt tired. My father played some old songs and he drank a lot of coffee. The dog slept all day. My brother went out for a short walk as he said he needed some exercise.
A) Answer the questions:
- What day was that?
- What did the mother do?
- Why did Betty stay in her room?
- What did the father listen?
- Did Betty’s brother take the dog for a walk?
B) Change this story by changing one word from each sentence:
It was an interesting Sunday. We were at the beach …..
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