Speaking Skills 13 | Describing Past Events


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On the 13th episode of Speaking Skills, we learn how to master this skill:

Describing Past Events

Has any of your English-speaking friends asked you, “How was your vacation?” or “What happened in the meeting this morning?” In this episode, we learn how to describe past events in a very logical way that’s easy for the listener to understand.

Set the Stage:
Use one or two sentences to give the overall idea of the event. Be sure to include the time and place (WHEN and WHERE).

Describe events in chronological order (as they happened naturally in time). Use sequencing words and phrases like “first”, “next”, and “finally”.

Add one more sentence with your personal comment.

Watch Speaking Skills 13 to see and hear more examples.

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