WRITING 12 – Stories 3

The task

Sample article

How to go about it

Antes de empezar a escribir, piensa en los eventos que van a ocurrir en tu historia y en cómo acabará.

  • Tu historia tiene que estar bien contada, por lo que lo lógico y más seguro es contarla en el mismo orden que los sucesos ocurren.
  • Usa conectores y diferentes tiempos verbales para guiar al lector; usa adjetivos y adverbios para añadir viveza a las descripciones; usa el reported speech y expresiones de tiempo para sonar más dramático.


En esta última unidad sobre las stories vamos a centrarnos en aprender a describir a los personajes, los objetos y las situaciones que aparecen en nuestra story

Describing characters




Beautiful / pretty / good-looking


Tall / short 

Fat / bulky / slim / fit

Mysterious / strange


Her eyes were…

His hair was…

He was wearing…

He had a …

He lacked …


She was

She became / got / turned

She looked

She appeared to be

She seemed to be


Angry / nervous / worried

Happy / cheerful / delighted

Sad / emotional / upset

Disappointed / confused

Hopeful / excited / intrigued

Describing situations



She didn’t know what to do

she was not sure that it was the right decision

She was determined to get it done

She thought about the consequences before acting

She didn’t care what the others thought about it

She was happy to help them

She struggled to finish it / She had a hard time doing it

She wasn’t sure whether she should trust him or not

She had long been waiting for that moment

His house was cosy and well-decorated

The park was packed with parents playing with their children

The views were absolutely stunning

The chairs, the carpet, the staircase… everything looked old

It was a busy street, with people running to work and cars driving by very fast