The Lives of a Man – The Storm


There was

There was a storm.

The Wind


It started to blow

The wind started to blow.


It blew

It blew harder.
It blew harder and harder.

The Rain

It started

It started to rain.

It rained

It rained heavily.
It rained more and more heavily.

The Wind

It blew

The wind blew harder and the rain fell more heavily.

He stayed

The Man

The man stayed inside his house.


He was

He was safe inside his house.


It was

It was windy outside but the man was safe inside his house.

The Cow

It stayed

The cow stayed inside the barn.

It was

It was windy outside but the cow was safe inside the barn.

The Chickens

They stayed

The chickens stayed inside the chicken coop.

Safety

It was

It was windy outside but the chickens were safe inside the chicken coop.

They were

They were all safe.

He was

The man was safe.

It was

The cow was safe.


They were

The chickens were safe.

They were not

They were not in any danger.

The Wind

It grew

The wind grew stronger.
The wind grew stronger and the rain fell more heavily.

It flashed

Lightning flashed.

It rumbled

Thunder rumbled.

Fear

It was

The cow was afraid.

They were

The chickens were afraid.

He was

The man was a little afraid.

It blew

The wind blew stronger and stronger and the house shook.

He grew

The man grew frightened.

Strong Wind


It blew and he grew

The wind blew stronger and stronger and the man grew more and more frightened.


It blew and it shook

The wind blew stronger and the barn shook.

It was

The cow was frightened.

The Wind and the Chicken Coop

It grew and it shook

The wind grew stronger and the chicken coop shook.

The Chickens


They were

The chickens were frightened.

He was and it was and they were

The man and the cow and the chickens were all frightened.


It blew ..away

Suddenly the wind blew the chicken coop away.
It blew the chicken coop away and it killed the chickens.

They were

They were all dead.
The chickens were all dead.

The Man

He stayed

The man stayed inside.

He was

He was safe inside but he was very frightened.

The Barn

It blew … over

Next the wind blew the barn over.

It blew harder and harder and it blew the barn over.


It fell down and it killed

The barn fell down and it killed the cow.

It was

The cow was dead.

The man was safe inside the house was but he was very very scared.

The Wind


It picked up

The wind picked up more.

It blew

It blew stronger and stronger and stronger.

He huddled

The man huddled inside the house.

The Dead Cow

It lay

The cow lay outside.

It was

It was dead.

The Dead Chickens

They lay

The chickens lay outside.


They were

They were dead.

It continued to pick up

The wind continued to pick up.

Terror

It blew

It blew harder and harder and harder and the man was terrified.

He was

He was absolutely terrified.

He shook

He shook with fear.

The Roof


it blew

Suddenly the wind blew the roof off the house.

It blew the roof off the house and it blew the walls down.

The Man

He lay

The man lay on the ground.

He lay on the floor.
He lay on the floor and he listened to the roar of the wind.

It fell

The rain fell on his body and he got wet.

He was

He was cold and tired and wet and terrified.
He was cold and wet and terrified and his cow was dead and his chickens were dead.

It was

It was awful.

Link to The Storm’s Destruction

Language Notes

He was scared.
He was afraid.
He was frightened.
He was terrified

Passive and Active Voice

In grammar you can interpret:

He was frightened

as “be verb” plus adjective OR Passive Voice. The forms are the same.

Try Adding Passive Voice. Click to practise Passive Voice

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15 Responses to “The Lives of a Man – The Storm”

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  1. Lidice says:

    I think that it an interesting way to learn English . I want to practice this for to know more.
    Thank you,
    Lidice

  2. Esref says:

    It was very useful for me learning the new way of writing and reading method. I always follow your course
    from on your website. By the way, Thanks you remember me sending new subjects. Esref from Turkey

  3. Tyaseer says:

    Amazing , Learning by this way is highly effective ,thank you

  4. Elliot Malki says:

    Very well done. I like the repetitions, of similar expressions associated to that same event of the storm.

  5. Nguyen Thi Khang says:

    I like the way of sentence construction from simplicity to difficulty by adding a word, a group of words. It is amazing and helpful for learners.

    Thanks.

  6. behabtu says:

    best teaching material!

  7. Avaz says:

    Thanks a lot! It’s kind of new methodology and I found it really handy. It is also simple way of learning new vocabulary since you imagine the situation and the events come to your mind easily! Once again thanks and ask you to keep sharing and teaching new things!

  8. P De Mario says:

    Excellent!

  9. P De Mario says:

    Vwry interesting lesson

  10. layla says:

    awesome thanks its v easy method

  11. Salam Ansil says:

    It is very interesting way to learn English. Please continue to send these type of stories. God bless you

  12. abdullahi says:

    This is really good English and aim happy to learn a lot this really improved my English

  13. Vladimir says:

    It is a very sad story! I am so pity for the man! But the method of teaching is good! I think that kind of training is perfect because of simpleness!

  14. Maria Avendaño says:

    I liked this story . This method is very interesting. Thank yoy

  15. kapil says:

    it is very useful for me. The story is very sad and suspense keep continue

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