Story telling is a good teaching technique for ESL students because:
1) Storytelling can help students learn new vocabulary in a contextualized way.
2) Storytelling can provide a fun and engaging way for ESL students to practice their listening skills.
3) Storytelling can help students develop their ability to understand spoken English.
4) Storytelling can help students improve their fluency and confidence in speaking English.
This is a sports story about an up and coming tennis champion. The story tracks the female tennis player’s career from her childhood and speculates about her future success.
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In this international news story writing exercise, students have to write a story about the the recent (fictional) discovery of a painting by Leonardo Da Vinci similar to the “Mona Lisa” but titled “Lisa’s Sister”.
“Telling stories” is a story telling exercise using pictures. Students try to match the vocabulary at the bottom of the page to the pictures. Then they can listen to the audio and try to tell stories in the pictures. Or, they can create their own stories.
The pictures show the story of snowboarder who climbed a mountain but then had an unfortunate accident while snowboarding down.
This is a human interest story. It is a story telling exercise about a common everyday occurrence. A woman loses her keys at the department store and is worried about being late for work. But everything ends well after her keys are returned to her.
A story about a space exploration and research expedition.
This is an English language exercise aimed at engaging students in a discussion about the story of the Titanic. Students try to match the vocabulary at the bottom of the page to the pictures. Then they try to answer the questions and recreate the story of the Titanic in their own words. Or they can listen to the audio and then answer the questions.
“Oil Spill” is the story of a damaged tanker leaking oil and bursting into flames. The leaking oil kills wildlife and contaminates the environment.
These pictures about a genius cat who gets stuck in a tree form the basis of a local human interest story.
“Mt Vesuvius” is an exercise for discussing the volcano Mt Vesuvius. Students use their own ideas to answer the questions.
“Message in a Bottle” is a questionnaire for discussing and Imagining the story behind a message in a bottle.
This is a questionnaire looking at the Loch Ness Monster and discussing the possibility of its existence.