Story (Useful language, Rules)

Story – Useful language

We had been (talking about John) just before (he phoned).
It wasn’t until (I read the letter) that (I realised how dangerous the situation was).
While (I was waiting for my friends, I saw someone go into the house opposite).
As soon as (my friends arrived, we went to have a look).

I was just about to (open the door), when (I heard a noise downstairs).
By the time (I got back to the house, there was no one to be seen).
After waiting (for a few minutes, I decided to climb in trough the window).

A few seconds later, (the lights went out).
Eventually/After a while, (my friends arrived).
At last (I knew what I had to do).

Story (Useful language, Rules)

Story – Rules

DO use phrases to show when things happpened in your story.
– e.g. It was the last football game of the season. When the second half started…

DON’T make mistakes with narrative tenses.
– e.g. The crowd was cheering… It wasn’t going to be…

DON’T write about a topic if you don’t know some specific vocabulary related to it.
– e.g. score, goalkeeper, goal, pitch.

DO use interesting vocabulary.
– e.g. raced, roared.

DO use direct speech because it makes the story more interesting to read.
– e.g. ‘Good try!’ We played hard…

DO add extra detail to add to the atmosphere of the story.
– e.g. When… it was raining heavily.

DO try to create some suspense.
– e.g. Our chance of winning the championship was slipping away…

DO try to have a dramatic end.
– e.g. We were the champions!

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