Vocabulary the students must know and spell correctly:
This unit looks at telling a story using the present continuous and shall.
Telling a story in present continuous
In the movers speaking exam part two and this unit students must tell a story, using pictures, in the present continuous and present simple.
Present Continuous is used to say what actions the people are doing.
eg: They are running. He is painting. etc
We must add more information.
eg: They are running fast in the park.
He is painting a picture of a beautiful flower.
Present Simple is used to describe things, normally you only need to use is or are.
His bedroom is very small.
The girls are tall and thin.
Below is an example.
Today it is Tom's birthday. Tom has a present. He hopes it is a drum. There is a birthday cake next to him.
Tom opens his present. It is a blue bag. Tom is sad because it isn't a drum.
Tom opens the bag. There is a treasure map inside it. Tom is happy.
It is a nice day. Tom is walking in the garden with his map. It is a big green garden. His parents are watching him.
Tom is looking under a tree. His parents are helping him. There are some drums under the tree. Tom is very happy.
Shall is used to make suggestions or offers.
Shall I open the door?
Shall we go to the park?
Shall we dance?
I shall help you.
We shall drive you to madrid.
****Notice that shall usually only goes with I or We.****