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An original cartoon in simple intermediate English


MacBrain and MacBrawn, our friends from Scotland.....  
Cartoon 9 - A new sport

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....

A new sport

© Moira Spence and

More (mis)adventures:  Cartoon 1 - Fiona McBelle . Cartoon 2 - The walk.  Cartoon 4 - Wishful thinking, Cartoon 5 - The motorbike, Cartoon 8 - A new job  and more

Teachers' notes

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.three conversational uses of the word so in this cartoon

: simple intermediate
Theme : Cartoon
Target readers : teenagers, adult learners

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Originally published in Horizon, the low-intermediate level English newsmagazine.

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