Barry K. Allen, cap del departament de Llengües estrangeres
Over the last few weeks, we’ve been looking at story writing in 4 ESO. We’ve been working on writing 50 word stories in English (stories that contain… 50 words!) as well as writing short stories, many with a twist at the end.
We’ve selected some different ones to share with you all. It was great for us (4 ESO English teachers: Barry, Claire, Eulàlia, Joan & Laura) to see everyone coming up with these entertaining stories and all in English! Well done!
Paula Vayreda (4D) The red sweater
It was the only thing that they talked about in the news. I would switch over to see if there was something else on but every reporter would talk about the victims that they had found every week.
Last Monday, a young teenager named Lisa was found in the woods after she had disappeared four days earlier. It was terrible. They showed a picture of her, smiling next to her dog, she seemed happy, just like the other victims of that mysterious serial killer, who terrified the whole town.
My friend Jack and I would watch the news together or talk about the crimes. We lived in a small town and we weren’t used to the horrid and sudden deaths of all these girls who had once been my classmates.
A week after Lisa’s death, they found another body, and a red sweater a couple of metres away. The next day in class I saw Jack with a big smile on his face.
-Do you like my new sweater? I bought it yesterday after losing my favourite red one!
Nil Torras and Pau Solanilla (4A) The Lie
Have you got any marks this week? his mother asked.
John froze in place. He remembered his failed Spanish exam, one that he hadn’t studied for. If he told the truth, his parents would be very angry. Thinking about all of the possible outcomes, he made a risky play. No…
Joana Ferrer & Daniela Vallmajor (4C) Not what it seems…
Not a soul in sight, the boy walks carefully through the dark and silent streets in the most dangerous hoods of Madrid. The boy notices tension in the atmosphere, and listens to slow steps following him. Suddenly he gets dragged into a darker street…
– Cuuuuut!! Next scene…says the director.
Ona Griera & Guiomar de Sarraga (4C) Kissing strangers?!
Emma woke up and goes downstairs to find her mother kissing a stranger. The next morning she rushes to her dad:
“Dad I have to tell you something that you aren’t going to like…”
Her father’s face turned white. “What’s wrong?” he asks, concerned.
“I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus!”
Marina Ballvé (4D) The crush
Finally Hanna’s crush noticed her. He was very attractive but he only had eyes for her. ‘Do you want to meet after school babe?’, she couldn’t believe what was happening! ‘Yes, of course!’ she said, but suddenly the alarm clock started going off.
‘Hanna wake up!! You’re going to be late to school’.
Nil Torras & Pau Solanilla (4A) Race against time
Sarah woke up suddenly ‘Oh my god what time is it? Half past seven, I’m going to be late to school!’ Sarah ran around the house, getting dressed, grabbing her backpack and some toast to eat along the way. ‘Run, run, run!’ Sarah said while leaving for the bus stop.
Unfortunately, the bus was going to arrive in ten minutes, too late to get school in time. ‘Well, to hell with it, I’m going on foot!’ Sarah began running as she had never run before in her life, skipping red traffic lights and dodging cars, sometimes by a hair’s breadth. Halfway there, she found someone putting away a Bícing bicycle and took it out of their hands.
Finally, she saw the school building and checked her watch ‘7.59, I’m going to get in on time!’ But the only ones there other than her were the teachers. Mrs Higgins, her maths teacher asked her ‘What are you doing here?’
Sarah said, confused ‘What do you mean, we have class at 8.00’
Mrs Higgins suddenly began to laugh and answered ‘It’s Saturday, Sarah. We are only here because we have a meeting.’
Over the last few weeks, we’ve been looking at story writing in 4 ESO. We’ve been working on writing 50 word stories, stories that contain… 50 words!