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Summarising a story


WRITING EXERCISE:

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

Here’s a link to the lyrics:  Spending my time (Roxette) 

SPEAKING EXERCISE:

Use the template below as a guide to complete a spontaneous speech (i.e. DO NOT READ). Try to include as much of the grammar & vocabulary displayed as you can. You can also design your own Speaking Template for this exercise, then tape yourself and aim for a 2-minute, non-stop speech.

Grammar Vocabulary

Present Simple

Present Continuous

Simple Past

Past Continuous

to break up / to miss / to think about

to be idle / to be bored / to feel desperate

would like to / would prefer to / to feel like + ING

to be bitter / to cheer someone up

to waste time + ING / to watch old films

I think she/they will…

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