An original cartoon in simple intermediate English
MacBrain and MacBrawn, our friends from Scotland..... Cartoon 1.Our heroes live in a small town somewhere near Glasgow, in Scotland. MacBrain teaches maths in a high school, and MacBrawn... well it's never been quite clear what he does, but he is one of the non-teaching staff in the same high school. The two share a house, and will go on doing so until - one day perhaps - MacBrain finds the lady of his life....
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More (mis)adventures: Cartoon 2 - A Walk in the hills . Cartoon 3 - The Sales. Cartoon 4 - Wishful thinking Cartoon 5 - The motorbike - Cartoon 6 : Another dinner date, Cartoon 7 - African safari?, Cartoon 8 - A new job ... and more to come.....
Using story cartoons in class.Cartoons like this make excellent supports for creative language work.
The most simple classroom activity is to have students describe the story in their own words; this can be done either as an individual task, as group work, or as oral work in class.
Alternatively, the story can be told from the point of view of one of the characters.
This is the second cartoon in which our hero invites a beautiful young colleague to dinner. Obviously he doesn't have a lot of luck with his planning.