If you want to check out the original, you can here:
I have modified it slightly and added a visual element.
Level: Pre Intermediate and above
Time: 50 minutes
Vocabulary: Detective, blow up, bridge, gold bullion, criminal, enemy, thunder and lightning, picturesque, waterfall, nature reserve, evil, magician, poisonous snake, lethal, arrest, jail
Students - Notebook and pen
Teacher - Download the following images:
Stage 1: Explain to students that something terrible happened to you this morning. Student speculate on what this might be. Feed back and note any emergent language.
Stage 2: Tell students that you had a story prepared to read to them, but sadly your dog ate it.
Stage 3: Tell students that that they are going to predict what the story was about. Dictate the past tense questions that relate to Mr Jones 'interesting' day.
- What was Mr Jones's job?
- What was he going to do?
- What was the weather like?
- What did he decide to do after that?
- What didn't he want to do?
- What was the surprising end?
Stage 4: Students predict the answers. Encourage students to be as imaginative as possible and use dictionaries.
Stage 5: Monitor and check grammar and spelling
Stage 6: Students mingle and share their prediction with other students
Stage 7: Tell students that you have some clues that show what really happened (the pictures downloaded above directly relate to the 8 prediction questions) Show each picture in turn and elicit as much detail as possible. Push students to be as descriptive as possible and write emergent language on the board.
Stage 8: Student write the real story by using the picture prompts and the new language on the board.
Follow up: Students can make a story board for homework