Speaking Day 6: Storytelling for Part 1 and 2
Review the Past Continuous
Use the PAST CONTINUOUS to give the background to your story.
e.g. When this event happened…
- …what were you doing?
- …where were you living?
- …who were you travelling with?
- …what were you wearing?
- …where were you sitting?
- …what was the weather like? (It was raining/snowing)
Your Day 6 TASK:
Start thinking about telling a story. Plan it in advance if you want to, and write it down if it helps.
Try to talk for 2 minutes if you can, but don’t worry if not.
Talk about a time that you were late for an appointment.
Review the Past Perfect
There is a full WEEK of lessons about the Past Perfect Simple and Continuous in the PERFECT Bootcamp (Week 2), so this is just a quick overview and practice.
PRONUNCIATION: The different spellings of the /f/ sound
Guess and Check/Listen and Repeat
Test yourself – can you get these right?
SLOUGH* slaʊ (a swamp)
LOUGH* lɒk (a lake)
HICCOUGHING ˈhɪkʌpɪŋ (hiccuping)
*slough and lough (‘loch’ in Scotland) are not common or useful words – they are just used here to make a point, so don’t worry about them.