It’s almost Halloween, one of my favorite holidays. I’ve posted a number of related ideas in the past for teachers to consider. I’ve discussed the value of sharing this holiday in an ESL or EFL classroom, I’ve suggested online resources to tap into, and I created a writing activity to spark the imagination of intermediate students.
My beginner student is now at a high enough level to enjoy short stories and even help tell them. I created the Endless Tale_handout with Natasha in mind. She is familiar with regular and irregular verbs in the simple past, so I know she can understand them in context. For that reason, I decided to tell the story in the past tense. I also chose to focus on adverbs of manner and contrast them with descriptive adjectives in form and use. I hope the activity works well for you, too. Enjoy!