Training Tools for great Fun

To write a story you need a storyline and vocabulary.

1. You can use this hilarious mute animation film to get inspired. The vocabulary is about detective and spy stories.

2. You can use this application online to write a Fractured Tale

 

3. You can use the following data to write a tale (example below)

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

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  • family of bears : papa bear, mama bear, baby bear
  • lunch time
  • porridge = hot => a walk in the woods
  • girl Goldilocks goes in the house
  • bowls* on the table : big = hot / medium-sized = cold / smallest = right => she eats it
  • 3 chairs : big = hard / medium-sized = soft / little = right => she sits + it breaks
  • beds in next room : big = hard / medium-sized = soft / little = right => she falls asleep
  • bears come back
  • house in a mess*
  • papa bear : « Someone’s been eating my porridge. »
  • mama bear says the same
  • baby bear : « Someone’s been eating my porridge and they ate it all up. »
  • they see the chairs
  • papa bear : « Someone’s been sitting in my chair. »
  • mama bear says the same
  • baby bear : « Someone’s been sitting in my chair and they broke it. »
  • they go to the next room
  • Goldilocks in baby bear’s bed.
  • she awakes = afraid => runs out to home.

Vocabulary

a bowl : un bol

in a mess : en désordre

 

Example

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

There once was a family of bears: mama bear, papa bear, and baby bear. They were just about to eat their lunch, but their porridge was too hot, so they went for a walk in the woods. Just then a little girl named Goldilocks came upon their house and went inside. She saw the three bowls of porridge on the table and tasted some from each bowl. The big bowl was too hot, the medium-sized bowl was too cold, but the smallest bowl was just right, so she ate it all up.

Then she saw three chairs and decided to sit down. The big chair was too hard, the medium-sized chair was too soft, but the little chair was just right. As Goldilocks was getting comfortable in the smallest chair, it broke. So, she went in the next room and found the beds. The big bed was too hard, the medium-sized bed was too soft, but the little bed was just right, and Goldilocks fell fast asleep.

Just then, the three bears came home to find their house in a mess. Papa bear said, « Someone’s been eating my porridge. » Mama bear said the same thing, and baby bear said, « Someone’s been eating my porridge, and they ate it all up! » Then they saw the chairs and papa bear said, « Someone’s been sitting in my chair. » Mama bear said the same thing, and then baby bear said, « Someone’s been sitting in my chair, and they broke it! »

Then they went into the next room and found Goldilocks asleep in baby bear’s bed. When she awoke, she was so frightened she ran out of the bears’ house and didn’t stop running till she got home.