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Compass: Lesson 9: Telling a story

Level: Upper intermediate Type: General lesson plan Print material

In the ninth lesson of this series from award-winning author Lizzie Pinard, students practice listening for meaning, learn to focus on how stories are structured and then learn to relate their own experiences using the target language solutions. Note: there is an audio transcript included with the lesson.

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  • the recording doesn't work on Mac.

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  • Re previous comment - I have now got the complete interview. Apologies

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  • The listening stops after 'the rain would come in bucket sized raindrops'

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  • Hello Bridget,

    Thank you for your comment. The audio appears to be working at our end - could you give us some more details of what is happening to you please? If you are trying to access this audio on a mac or iPad, the following may help:

    To use the audio files on a Mac you will need to use one of two browsers: either Chrome or Safari.
    With Safari, right-click on the audio and select 'download linked file as...' then save the audio file to your desktop and it will play through iTunes.
    With Chrome, you can left-click on the audio file and it will play directly.

    Best wishes,

    The onestopenglish team

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  • Hi,
    The audio is not working.

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