2. Write a short fable in the past tense to
illustrate one of the proverbs.
If you like, make this activity into a chain. How?
By e-mailing your fable to another learner of English with the list of
all the proverbs. Your mate is to read your fable and then, in turn, choose
another proverb to write about. Then, once more, he/she can send both
your story and his/hers to another learner. And the chain can carry on
for about 10 people.
Note that the chain with the stories can work both
1. By e-mailing new people and
2. By forwarding stories to previous learners. In this way you may all
keep getting stories in your mailbox.
Acknowledgement: activity inspired by Writing Games;
activity number 5 "Moral Tales".
Why do this? Doing this activity will help the following:
Get to know (and eventually learn) a lot of proverbs.
Learn a lot of vocabulary.
Practise your writing skills -you will be basically practising how to
write stories in the past and how to recount events.
You will have a chance to cooperate with other learners of English like
you. You will all benefit from doing a lot of reading, a lot of writing
and a lot of language learning by correcting each other.
In the end, you may decide to show your writings
to your tutor/teacher so that (s)he can make some suggestions. His answer
with the corrections can be forwarded to all the writers if their e-adresses