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Stories



Story 1 - Fon Mhuir (Under the Sea)

Read this story to find out what happens to tourist sea creatures when they are on a guided tour of a spectacular underwater world. The sea creature children wander off from their parents and go exploring a shipwreck. They befriend a friendly ghost who can only be seen by children.

Vocabulary includes:

Questions and Answers

Cò thu? Who are you?
Is mise ... I'm ...
Càite a bheil ...? Where is ...?
Càite a bheil am bàta? Where is the boat?
Seo ... Here's ... / This is ...
Seo mi Here I am

Commands

Thugainn Come
Èist Listen

Familiar Expressions

Cha tig No thanks
Glè mhath No problem
Àlainn! Lovely!
Mìorbhaileach! Wonderful!

There are four activities associated with this story:

Watch the story
Watch the story with or without accompanying text.

Read the story
Read the story at your own pace. Click on the arrow when you are ready to read the next page.

Write a story
Use the story maker to write and add pictures to your own story about characters and settings from the story.

Game
Find the parts of the ships hidden in the coral and the seaweed then meet all the characters.

First, click on and stick together three sections of a particular boat. The boat type will change each time the game is revisited. Next, all the characters will reappear and introduce themselves e.g. "Is mise Anndra." (I'm Anndra). Children should click on the correct character when asked the appropriate question e.g. "Càite a bheil Anndra?" (Where's Anndra?). After finding all the characters, they have the option of colouring in their boat and printing their picture.

Story 2 - A' Chraobh Bheag Fhuar (The Chilly Little Tree)

A young palm tree is cruelly taken to Scotland from a sunny climate, leaving his friends behind. He's miserable with the weather but when the summer sun arrives, he's in his element!

Vocabulary includes:

Dè seòrsa latha a th' ann? What's the weather like?
Tha i grianach/gaothach/fuar/ag uisge/a' cur an t-sneachda It's sunny/windy/cold/raining/ snowing
Is toigh leam a' ghrian/an t-uisge/an sneachda/a' ghaoth I like the sun/rain/snow/wind
Cha toigh leam an t-uisge/a' ghaoth/an sneachda I don't like the rain/wind/snow
Tha mi ag iarraidh a dhol dhachaigh I want to go home
Chan eil mi ag iarraidh a dhol dhachaigh I don't want to go home
Madainn mhath Good morning
Sgoinneil Great
Glè mhath Very good
Tha mi toilichte an seo I'm happy here

There are four activities associated with this story:

Watch the story
Watch the story with or without accompanying text.

Read the story
Read the story at your own pace. Click on the arrow when you are ready to read the next page.

Write a story
Use the story maker to write and add pictures to your own story about characters and settings from the story.

Sequencing activity
Place pictures from the story in the correct order.

Story 3 - Burraidhean (Bullies)

This is a story based on the issue of bullying and provides the choice of two endings. Calum, Cailean and Ceit are school bullies and the story describes what they get up to. Read the story page-by-page and choose which ending you like best.

Vocabulary includes:

Greetings

Madainn mhath Good Morning

Feelings

Ciamar a tha thu? How are you?
Tha mi sgìth I'm tired
Tha mi tinn I'm awful

Expressing needs

Am faigh mi ..? May I have..?
Gheibh/Chan fhaigh Yes you may/No you may not
Tha mi ag iarraidh I want

Commands

Fosgail am baga Open the bag
Greas ort Hurry up
Thugainn Come on

Expressions

Mo chreach! Goodness gracious!
O ghia! Yuck!
Tha sin tàmailteach What a pity

There are two activities associated with this story:

Watch the story
Watch the story with or without accompanying text.

Read the story
Read the story at your own pace. Click on the arrow when you are ready to read the next page.




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