Story 16 Traffic lights

 Video #1 Presentation 1

 Video #2 Presentation 2

Audio #1 The story

Traffic lights - Story text

Traffic Lights

Mrs Smith is a teacher. She teaches young people how to drive. Mrs Smith is very intelligent and very kind. She always helps her students. Her students usually like her very much.

Henry is in Mrs Smith’s class. Henry is not very intelligent but he is very kind. He wants to be a good student. Henry always listens carefully to Mrs Smith. He works hard to learn how to drive.

On the first day of class, Mrs Smith asked questions about driving. She showed the students a picture of a stop sign. She asked her students, “What does this sign mean?”

Jane, one of her students, raised her hand. Mrs Smith called on her. “It means we must stop our car and look both ways before we can go.”

“Very good, Jane,” said Mrs Smith.

Then Mrs Smith showed the class a picture of a speed limit sign. “What does this sign mean?” asked Mrs Smith. Charles, another student, raised his hand.

“Charles, what does this sign mean?”

Charles answered, “That sign tells us how fast we may drive.”

“Very good, Charles!” said Mrs Smith.

Henry wanted to answer a question. Henry wanted Mrs Smith to say, ‘Very good, Henry!’ He hoped her next question would be easy. Mrs Smith showed the class a picture of traffic lights. “What do the colours on the traffic lights mean?” Mrs
Smith asked.

Henry raised his hand. It was an easy question. Every day, he sees how his mother follows the traffic lights when she drives him to school. He finally knew an answer to Mrs Smith’s questions.

Mrs Smith called on Henry. “Please tell us, Henry. What do the colours on the traffic lights mean?”

Henry smiled. Then, he said, “Red means ‘stop’, green means ‘go’, and amber means ‘go faster!’”

 Video #3 Part A

Audio #2 Questions Part A

Part A. Questions (text)

1. Is Mrs Smith a teacher?
2. Does she teach mischievous school boys?
3. Does she teach young people how to drive?
4. Is she a kind and patient teacher?
5. Is Henry very intelligent?
6. Is he kind?
7. Did he want to be a charming student?
8. Did he always listen to Mrs Smith carefully?
9. Did he learn lazily?
10.Did Mrs Smith ask questions about driving?
11.Did she show the students a picture of a no-turn sign first?
12.Did Jane tell the correct answer?
13.Was the second picture of a speed limit sign?
14.Did Charles answer the teacher’s second question correctly?
15.Was the third picture of a traffic warden?
16.Did Henry give a correct answer to the teacher?

Video #4 Part B

Audio #3 Questions Part B

Part B. Questions (text)

1. Who teaches young people how to drive?
2. Who is very kind?
3. Who was also very kind?
4. Who wanted to be a good student?
5. Who showed pictures to the students?
6. Who got the right answer to the second question?
7. Who gave a wrong answer to the teacher?

 Video #5 Part C

Audio #4 Questions Part C

Part C. Questions (text)

1. Does Mrs Smith teach young people how to survive or how to drive?
2. Did Henry want to be a good student or did he want to be a horrible student?
3. Did he listen to the teacher carefully or passively all the time?
4. Did he learn how to drive wholeheartedly or did he learn how to drive half-heartedly?
5. On the first day, did Mrs Smith ask questions about hot-air ballooning or about driving?
6. Did she call on Jane or did she shout at her?
7. Did Charles raise his hand or did he laugh hysterically when Mrs Smith asked a question?
8. Did Henry see his mother drive to work or did he see her drive to his school?

 Video #6 Part D

Audio #5 Questions Part D

Part D. Questions (text)

1. What is the young teacher’s name?
2. Who does she teach?
3. What does she teach them?
4. When did the teacher show pictures to her students?
5. What were the students’ names in the story?
6. How did the students show that they wanted to answer Mrs Smith’s questions?
7. How did Henry get to school every day?
8. Why did Henry think that amber meant ‘go faster’?

 Video #7 Part E

Audio #6 Questions Part E

Part E. Questions (text)

Ask me…
1.
a. if Mrs Smith is a teacher.
b. what the teacher’s name is.

2.
a. if the teacher is very intelligent and very kind.
b. what the teacher is like.

3.
a. if Henry was very intelligent and very kind too.
b. what Henry was like.

4.
a. if Mrs Smith showed the students three pictures of traffic signs.
b. what she showed them.

5.
a. if the teacher grabbed Jane when she raised her hand.
b. what she did when Jane raised her hand.

6.
a. if Charles sang “lalalaaaa” when he saw the speed limit sign.
b. what he did when he saw the speed limit sign.

7.
a. if Henry got a nonsense question.
b. what question he got.

8.
a. if Henry gave the right answer to the teacher’s question about traffic lights.
b. what kind of answer Henry gave.

 Video #8 Part F

Audio #7 Questions Part F

Part F. Questions (text)

Audio #8 Questions Part G

Part G. Story (text)

The story

Henry was very kind but wasn’t very intelligent. He went to a driving class one
day. His teacher, Mrs Smith, was kind and intelligent so the students liked her
very much. Henry liked her too so he worked hard to learn how to drive. Mrs
Smith showed the students pictures of traffic signs, and the students raised their
hands because they wanted to give an answer. Mrs Smith asked Henry what the
traffic lights meant, and Henry was happy to answer because he saw his mother
drive the car every morning. He said red meant ‘stop’, green meant ‘go’ and
amber meant ‘go faster!’

Henry’s story

People say that I am very kind but not very intelligent. I went to a driving class
one day. My teacher, Mrs Smith, was kind and intelligent so the students liked
her very much. I liked her too so I worked hard to learn how to drive. Mrs Smith
showed us pictures of traffic signs, and we raised our hands because we wanted
to give an answer. Mrs Smith asked me what the traffic lights meant, and I was
happy to answer because I saw my mother drive the car every morning. I said
red meant ‘stop’, green meant ‘go’ and amber meant ‘go faster!’ Well, my
answer turned out to be incorrect.

 

Mrs Smith’s story

Henry was very kind but wasn’t very intelligent. He came to my driving class one
day. People say that I’m kind and intelligent so the students like me very much. I
think Henry liked me too so he worked hard to learn how to drive. I showed the
students pictures of traffic signs, and the students raised their hands because
they wanted to give an answer. I asked Henry what the traffic lights meant, and
Henry was happy to answer because he saw his mother drive the car every
morning. He said red meant ‘stop’, green meant ‘go’ and amber meant ‘go
faster!’