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English Course - Narratives (Upper-Intermediate Level)

Tell compelling stories in English by learning more about narrative tenses and elements in this free online course.

Publisher: Advance Learning
This upper-intermediate grammar level course teaches you how to construct different tenses and narrative verb forms to effectively tell stories. We examine the past tense form of verbs and compare them to their present and future forms. We study the role of collocations in English narratives and provide a guide that covers storytelling elements to help you construct your own narratives. Sign up to improve your ability to tell a story in English.
English Course - Narratives (Upper-Intermediate Level)
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    1.5-3 Hours
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What is a narrative? Narratives are stories that have a beginning, a middle and an end. This grammar course introduces you to useful English storytelling phrases, like ‘All of a sudden…' and ‘After that…'. We study the use of the past simple, past continuous, past perfect simple and past perfect continuous tenses to tell stories about the past while emphasizing key plot points.

The course then lays out the stages of narrative that can help you tell an effective story. We explain how to use continuous verb forms to emphasize an action that is repeated or has lasted a long time. We also establish how continuous verb forms are useful when talking about temporary situations and actions. The course then delves into the narrative value of collocations and idioms.

This upper-intermediate level English course provides a narrative guide that you can employ to create a compelling story. It also helps you understand why using the past simple, past perfect, and past continuous form of verbs can be useful in letting your plot unfold. This course improves your English storytelling skills, which is an ancient artform now driven worldwide by modern technology, so sign up to make yourself heard.

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