way2go! Kompetenztraining Writing & Language in Use B1

9 B1 | 5. Klasse | Unit 02: Me time Narrative tenses Read Shirin’s email again and pay close attention to the tenses she uses. Then study the Grammar reminder below. LANGUAGE 3 (5) But I wasn’t offended at all because making a flamingo had been a dumb idea in the first place, and the brown blob really looked a bit like a frog. It definitely didn’t look like a flamingo! And then the teacher made an announcement. (6) I guess we will figure out together how we can make the flamingo stand up on its thin legs without collapsing. I’m already looking forward to our next session, and so are the others. We are all really motivated to make this work! I’m so happy that I decided to join the art club. So, that’s my embarrassing story about the art club. Let me know what you’re up to, and take care! Hugs, Shirin Another way to make a text more exciting is by using direct speech to tell your readers exactly what somebody said. This is missing from Shirin’s story. Add the following sentences to the email above. a “How hard can it be?” I thought. b “I’m so sorry, Shirin,” she said. c “Time’s up! Bring your sculptures over here, and I’ll put them in the kiln overnight,” she said. d “Shirin’s flamingo will be our group project for this semester,” she said. e “Why don’t you try making a cup?” she asked. f “Oh no!” I shrieked. 2 Writing tip When you tell a story, you should sometimes use direct speech to make your story more exciting for your readers. Are you familiar with all the expressions Shirin uses to describe how she is feeling? Download the complete email from exercise 1 and write down expressions you find useful for your own writing. Grammar reminder You use the past simple to talk about the main events of your story. You use the past perfect for things that happened before that event, and the past continuous for what was going on around the time it happened. Example: When Shirin arrived (past simple), the session had already started (past perfect), and the students were working (past progressive) on their projects. Nur zu Prüfzwecken – Eigentum des Verlags öbv