New Cutting Edge Intermediate Module 6
Choose one of the topics below and tell a story about last weekend connected to that topic. When you finish, your partner has to guess whether the story was true or false.
Bumping into someone in the street
Seeing something surprising
A minor accident or injury
Problems with my neighbours/ landlord/ landlady
Spending far too much
A dangerous situation
Some good or bad service
My part-time job
Being distracted (= Not being able to concentrate)
A relaxing/ stressful/ exciting/ shocking moment
A big mistake
Choose one of the minor or amusing news stories below and make up what you think happened. Does your partner think that is the real story?
Bono’s hat goes first class (Bono is a member of the famous Irish rock group U2)
False alarm at the airport
Firefighter rescues old flame
Home is a dangerous place
Lottery winner takes a day off
Mum is always there
The case of the disappearing bridegroom
Trainers make life worth living
Discuss the other stories together and see how much of the real story you can predict.
Read the true stories on page 62 and 63. Did you get any details of the stories right?
PDF version for easy printing: WeekendsAndNewsSpeaking