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ADVANCED LEVEL: Writing stories/Video

Watch the following video and do the writing task at the bottom of the post. After the video, read the information about narative tenses, connectors and adverbials.

 

 

Narative tenses:

http://web.educastur.princast.es/eoi/eoimiere/myweb/grammar/NarrativeTenses.pdf

Connectors:

http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/dl/free/0073385719/682159/SampleCh22.pdf

http://writingeoi.blogspot.com.es/p/blog-page.html

Adverbial expressions in naration:

 

Writing task for my EOI students: Avanzado 1 EOI Santander

Watch the video and write the story in 175 words.

Tips:

  • Organise your ideas properly, use a mind map or a time line.
  • Make use of narrative connectors.
  • Make good use of narative tenses.
  • Enlighten your narration with proper adverbs, and adverbial expressions.

SOME TEACHING IDEAS

I have been surfing the web…as usual. That’s where most of my teaching ideas come from today.

I came across a  blog written by a University teacher, Mindy Mc Adams, on Teaching On line Journalism. Her last post, Journalism students’ blogging assignment is really inspiring for the EFL class. She has prepared an assignment for her students which involve 12 weeks’ writing practice. Some ideas that I will follow next year for my Web 2.0. course addressed to intermediate-adavanced students. It is worth reading the comments other colleagues left in order to arrange the task and mark it.