ESOL Sc/E3.4c Give an account/narrate events in the past
Sc/E3.4: express clearly statements of fact and give short explanations, accounts and descriptions
Sc/E3.4c: give an account/narrate events in the past
- Use a range of verb forms, suitable for the level, together with appropriate time markers E.g. Give personal information in narrative form, i.e. a life story, an incident that happened to the learner: I was born in... and I went to live in... when I was eight years old.
- Use some subordinate clauses, especially clauses of time, and relative clauses with who, which, where. E.g. A few days ago, the man who lives next door to me decided to go to London. While he was waiting, a woman fainted. He tried to help her, but...
- Develop an understanding of the way a narrative is normally structured, with introduction, development and conclusion, and indicate the sequence of events when narrating. E.g. Tell a known simple story, such as a traditional story from learner's own culture: One day Nasreddin was in his house, when.... He said he felt hungry.
- Develop understanding of the way that intonation can rise to indicate that a narrative continues, and fall to indicate that it is complete, understand that intonation can start high when a new topic is introduced, and begin to apply this.
- Use a range of lexis and some collocations accurately.
- Use varying intonation in a spoken account or narrative to create interest and keep the listener's attention.