An original cartoon in simple intermediate English
MacBrawn, our friends from Scotland.....
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....
Cartoon 9 - The fishing trip
© Moira Spence and Linguapress.com
More (mis)adventures: Cartoon 1 - Fiona McBelle . Cartoon 2 - The walk., Cartoon 5 - The motorbike, Cartoon 8 - A new job and more
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.
Note the 3rd conditional (unfulfiulled hypothesis) which is very clearly illustrated with frame 9. Note also the three frames in which the word got is used.