Telling a ghost story
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation
Procedure (36-56 minutes)
I ask students: Do you like reading ghost/ horror stories? In pairs tell each other why you like or dislike ghost stories.
I give Ss HO1 In pairs,Ss are asked to match sentences using adverbs of telling a story. Ss check their answers first in pairs, then on cut-ups.
I give ss HO2. I ask Ss to match the adverbs with their meanings. I highlight the meanings and pronunciations of difficult adverbs. I ask some CCQs to check the meaning. Drilling, then writing them on the board.
HO3 Ss are asked to check the meaning of the new vocab together. I ask them to underline the difficult words. ss are asked to match the words with the pictures. They check in pairs, then from cut-ups.
Ss are asked to work in pairs, deciding the order of the pictures, then practising telling the story. I remind them to use the adverbs.
ss listen to the original story. In pairs, they compare it with their stories.
-In pairs, ss are asked to create their own ghost story in 5 minutes. -I stick on the board the criteria of a good story: using the adverbs, using the useful language, using the narrator's voice and creating a good plot. -With musical background, Ss start to tell their stories in pairs. -ss decide which one is the scariest.
-ss decide which storyis the scariest. - I write some wrong sentences and ask Ss to correct them. .