“Las Hermanas” narrative task
This task was specially devised for the SPLLOC 2 project. The aim of this task was for learners to retell a relatively controlled picture narrative. The narrative was specially written and concerns the experiences of two sisters taking a rail journey from Madrid to Barcelona. During the trip they recall their different childhood characters and experiences … until they are interrupted by an unexpected event.
The stimulus for the learner consists of a picture booklet containing a series of illustrations, accompanied by keywords and expressions to be used in the retelling. The learners were given a few moments to study the story, and were instructed to use the phrases given beneath each picture. They then retold the story to a member of the research team.
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Sample pictures, “Las Hermanas” narrative (All images are ©2008 SPLLOC)
De pequeñas, (ser) muy diferentes
Gwen de niña…cada fin de semana
(pintar) un cuadro
Sarah de niña…los fines de semana
(jugar) al fútbol