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An exclusive story for ESL Beginners -- combining grammar, literary analysis and vocabulary that works alongside the Oxford Picture Dictionary.
Wombat has eaten the bird's grandmother. Now wombat and the birds have to have an awkward conversation. The birds point out that wombat is a carnivore. Will that be enough to change his mind about eating birds?
About The Series
Beginner English language learners are crying out for stimulating texts to develop their reading and language skills. These texts are hard to find.
Each story and nonfiction article in the series uses vocabulary from one section of the Oxford Picture Dictionary. If you have access to the dictionary, the text pairs with it, enabling you to easily create a multiple day unit of vocabulary work and reading. If you do not have access to the dictionary the text and activities can stand alone. The series of texts introduces literary elements, reading skills, grammar and vocabulary.
An Awkward Conversation is part of a collection of high interest material specifically designed by an experienced ESL teacher for ENL, ESL, EFL, ELL students. It is short (200 words), yet contains meaningful content and exciting activities that are sure to provoke discussion. It is designed to be used to easily teach ELA concepts.
The four-sided handout can be copied for your class. The image can be displayed on a screen, if you have one.
t = Everyday Conversation.
= Present continuous tense
= Fiction, Conflict, Questioning.
= 4+ (Know your students... Grandma gets eaten. This may not be for everyone!)
= From 60 minutes to multiple hours (depending on how many of the additional exercises and extension activities you use, such as the setting or character handouts.)
Answer key included
Please note: this product can be used alongside The Oxford Picture Dictionary, but is in no way associated with or endorsed by Oxford University Press.