This advanced-level story is about two writers who were once friends. Their lives have taken very different directions since they left university. One has become a successful novelist; the other is poor and out of work. An advertisement in the paper brings the two together in a new relationship, one that brings to light quite a few uncomfortable truths about the two men.The story is told in eight parts; each part contains audio and an accompanying lesson plan written by Ceri Jones, which includes teacher’s notes, student worksheets and a full transcript and glossary.
In this lesson plan by Ceri Jones, the students will: recall Part 2 of the story; discuss the two main characters’ states of mind; look at language for describing physical appearance; listen for gist; listen for attitude; practise using appropriate attitude markers; act out the scene between the two men.