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  • I am Teacher Tiffani and today I am going to teach you how to tell a story in English.

  • Are you ready?

  • Well then, let's jump right in.

  • The first step to telling a story in English is to decide theBasic Story

  • In other words, come up with a basic idea of what you want to talk about.

  • For our example, the basic story is about "A young man who traveled around the world

  • with his friends."

  • The second step to telling a story in English is to decide theBackground”.

  • In other words, figure out where the story will take place.

  • For our example, the background is "Paris". The third step to telling a story in English

  • is to decide theCharactersIn other words, deciding who will be the focus

  • of your story.

  • For our example, the characters are "John, his friends, and a taxi driver they met in Paris."

  • The fourth step to telling a story in English is to decide theClimax”.

  • In other words, you need to come up with an event or situation that will get the attention

  • of the one listening to you.

  • For our example, the climax is “A car accident in the middle of the night.”

  • The fifth step to telling a story in English is to decide theConclusion”.

  • In other words, you need to figure out what the ending of your story will be.

  • For our example, the conclusion isNo money, but they made lots of friends.”

  • The sixth and final step to telling a story in English is to decide theLesson Learned”.

  • In other words, you need to determine what lesson or lessons you want to teach people

  • through your story.

  • For our example, the lesson learned isAlways do the right thing and good things will happen.”

  • Here's the story

  • Last year, John and his friends decided to take a trip around the world.

  • They visited tons of countries, but one of their favorite places was Paris.

  • It was beautiful.

  • They loved all of the museums and the people.

  • But, one night something happened that they would never forget.

  • After a night of hanging out, they were driving along a dark road.

  • Then suddenly, they slammed into the back of a taxi.

  • For a moment they thought about speeding off, but then they saw that the driver had been hurt.

  • So, instead they decided to stay and take responsibility for what they had done.

  • They called for help and took the taxi driver to the hospital.

  • Then they paid for his entire medical bill.

  • A few days later, after the taxi driver had recovered, he thanked them over and over again

  • for not leaving him on the side of the road.

  • He introduced them to his family and they all spent a wonderful time together.

  • So, even though the young men had no more money, they did have some new friends.”

  • Now it's your turn.

I am Teacher Tiffani and today I am going to teach you how to tell a story in English.

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How to Tell a Story in English

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    luna.chou posted on 2020/05/06
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