Vocabulary Reference

Session 1

To start a story:

What happened was …

To end a story:

In the end …

Sequencing

Firstly / To begin with / To start with

Next / Then / After that

In the end / Finally

Showing interest

Wow!

Really?

What happened next?

Adverbs

Fortunately

Unfortunately

All of a sudden

Luckily

Quickly

Linking words for saying something is obvious

clearly, obviously, naturally, as you might expec,t as you can imagine, of course

Session 3

fiction
imagined; made up

called up 
told to do active military service

innings
the ​period in a ​game of ​cricket in which a ​team or a ​player ​bats

torpedoed 
hit by a ​long, ​thin ​bomb made to ​travel ​underwater in ​order to ​destroy ​ships

bookkeeper
a job that involves keeping exact details of money a company has spent or received

anxiously
feeling worried or nervous

it dawned on me 
(idiom) I suddenly started to realise

hive
a place where bees live and make honey

sprinted
ran very fast for a short period of time

 

Session 4

Ways of showing surprise

No way!

Get out of here!

You're kidding!

Really?

Are you for real?

Oh yeah?

You're not serious!

Session 5

guardian
someone who is legally responsible for someone else such as a child whose parents cannot look after them (perhaps because they have died)

comes of age
when a person becomes adult by law

christening
a religious ceremony in the Christian Church during which a baby is given a name and becomes a member of the Christian Church

premature
too soon

governess
a woman who in the past lived with a family and taught the children

cloakroom
place in a theatre, restaurant and previously in railway stations, where you can leave coats, bags and other small items

initials
the first letters of a person's names

unexpectedly
surprisingly

inconvenient
difficult

inquisitive
curious, asking lots of questions

luxury
something that is very nice to have but is not necessary

embraces
holds someone in your arms to show you love them

earnest
serious and determined