1st//3rd/2nd Person Story Retelling -
Students work in pairs answering a basic question like ‘What did you do last weekend?’ with 5 different sentences (I went, I ate, etc.). Any speaking topic or language structure can be targeted (e.g. tell a travel story/story progressing words, what were you doing in 2015/past progressive). Their partner must remember and repeat the sentences ‘You went, You ate, etc.)
Partners: A-B C-D
Students then change partners and must repeat the sentences of their original partner (John went, He ate, etc.). The new partners must also remember what they’re hearing.
Partners: A-C - B-D
Each person is partnered with the person whose story they heard in the second round. They tell each other their partner’s own story. Their partner then tells them how accurate they were.
Partners: A-D B-C