Collaborative idea generation for ELT

The Hospice Biographers project and the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme got together to ask listeners to produce their life stories in 400 words. There are excerpts from them on this page, with links to stories which I believe are permanently available, and a full episode of Today you can listen to until 9th June 2022.

Image taken from the Today Programme page linked to above

What could you do with these stories in your classroom? You can make any assumptions you like about the context they are used in. Post your ideas in the comments below. All ideas are welcome (there are no wrong answers!)

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Comments on: "Life stories in 400 words" (2)

  1. I guess you could get students to contribute to a class writing, with students sharing their life events or stories in 50 words. Collate all writing on Padlet or on a class page. You could then review and scaffold language appropriately.

    Alternatively, you could get students to read the excerpts and then create their own life events with photos too. So much potential for developing creativeness in the classroom.

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