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Story Telling Ideas for Teaching ESL Students

1  Titanic  story telling worksheet (with answers)

“Talking about the Titanic” is an English language   exercise aimed at engaging students in a discussion  about  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.

Titanic-lesson-worksheet

Titanic (PDF)

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2 Telling stories worksheet

“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 try to tell  stories about the  pictures. 

Story telling teaching exercise

Telling stories (PDF)

3 Explaining accidents worksheet 

 “Explaining accidents” is another   story telling  exercise.  Students try to match the vocabulary at the bottom of the page  to the pictures. Then they try to answer the questions.

Explaining accidents is a story telling worksheet.

Explaining accidents (PDF)

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4 Mt Vesuvius worksheet

“Mt Vesuvius” is an  exercise for discussing the volcano Mt Vesuvius.  Students use their own ideas to answer the questions.  

Mt Vesuvius short questionnaire for students.

MT Vesuvius (PDF)

5 Message in a Bottle worksheet 

“Message in a Bottle” is a   questionnaire for discussing and   Imagining the story behind a message in a bottle.

Message in a bottle story telling questionnaire

Message in a Bottle (PDF)  

6 Talking about the Loch Ness Monster


  This is a questionnaire  looking at the Loch Ness Monster and discussing  the possibility of its existence.  

Loch Ness story telling questionnaire for students.

Loch Ness (PDF)

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