incl. materials
oral, written
45 min.


The learner can understand a story.


A list with the words that are left out of the text.


  • Find a story suitable for the level of the group, whether or not related to the treated topic.
  • Choose what words you will leave out when reciting the story.
  • Make a list of these words.
  • Print the text with the blanks and the list, a copy of both for each learner.


  • Narrate the story a first time.
  • Give each learner a copy of the text and of the list.
  • Recite the story a second time.
  • Stop at each blank.
  • Ask the learners to find the missing word on the list.
  • When the story is completed, ask one or several learners to read the story.

Tips for the instructor