Speaking Day 6: Storytelling for Part 1 and 2

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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 here

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ough

Test yourself – can you get these right?

THOUGHT θɔːt 

ROUGH rʌf 

PLOUGH plaʊ 

THROUGH θruː 

SLOUGH* slaʊ (a swamp)

THOUGH ðəʊ 

LOUGH* lɒk (a lake)

THOROUGHLY ˈθʌrəli 

COUGHING ˈkɒfɪŋ 

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.


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