Discussion: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women


GRAPHIC ORGANISERS: The following diagrams can help you outline the main parts of the story you want to re-tell.


Listen to the song Luka ( here’s a link to the Video-clip) and then re-tell the story in writing. You can use the template below as a guide to complete an essay of about 150 words addressing the following questions:

  • What happened before the story in the song?
  • How does she feel? Why?
  • Who is she talking to?
  • What does she want?
  • What is she going to do?

Here’s a link to the lyrics:  Luka (Suzanne Vega) 


Design your own Speaking Template and use it as a guide to complete a spontaneous speech (i.e. DO NOT READ). Try to include as much of the grammar & vocabulary that you planned as you can, then tape yourself and aim for a 3-minute, non-stop speech.