This is a follow up to my last post. I tried to get a little bit of written dialogue from one of my favourite classes after working through the verbs in a way similar to @eltbakery‘s suggestion. It was the end of the day, end of the class and I knew this particular class was creative and always up for a challenge.
So here’s one that I thought was pretty clever.
A. Nine years ago I almost gave up playing tennis because I didn’t get on with my coach but I carried on with it at a different club.
B. Now that you bring up your coach, I bumped into him on the street.
A. Oh? How is he?
B. Not good. A car was driving towards him. I shouted, “Watch out!” but he couldn’t make out what I was saying. There was an accident and I had to look after him until the ambulance turned up.
A. Hold on! The coach was hit by a car?
That’s as far as the students got before the class finished unfortunately. There are a lot of directions this story could go and I think it is certainly better, more coherent and more interesting than anything I was coming up with. Just thought I would share.