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Mr. Solis Seventh Grade June 9, 2008 Story: “The Truth About Toy Story” • Follow the instructions of each phase. Do as instructed. Phase I: Pre-Listening • What are adjectives? – Adjectives are words that describe: • Examples of adjectives are – – valuable – good – horrible – precious – emotional Phase I : Pre-Listening Activity • Using your dictionary look for the synonyms of these adjectives: – valuable – good – horrible – precious – emotional Phase II : Listening Listen to the following story. The teacher will read it three times. Do not write ANYTHING at this point. Just listen. “The Truth About Toy Story” One day Woody and Buzz Lightyear were playing Playstation. All of a sudden it stopped working. The entertaining box broke! None of the toys could believe such tragedy. Mr. Potatohead broke his own hand as a sign of solidarity. After thinking profoundly, Buzz came up with an idea. “Let’s ask our good friend Bobby if he can lend us his Playstation since he doesn’t use it.” Woody seemed incredulous to the idea. But he decided to go on it. Buzz called Bobby and explained the horrible event. Bobby said he would lend his precious console, but they had to be extremely careful. Buzz and Woody were so happy that they went flying to Bobby’s house. Once they arrived they started looking for Bobby. Once they found Bobby he gave them the console and told them again to take care of it with their lives. An emotional Woody answered: “Don’t worry beloved friend. We will be careful.” Off they went back home with the valuable item. The anxiety of beginning to play made them forget their promise of being careful. Upon arriving Woody gave the great news! Buzz received a warm welcome. Woody and Buzz were crowned as heroes! Phase III : Post-Listening Activities 1 - Write one sentence for each adjective. 2 - Summarize the story you’ve just listened to in your own words. Phase III : Continuation • Fill in the blanks with the adjectives provided. good precious horrible valuable emotional 1. You have a __________ baby. 2. He had an __________ evening. 3. That watch is a __________ piece of jewelry. 4. Mr. Colon is a __________ person. 5. She had a _________ accident.
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