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Over 2000 years ago, Aristotle established the basic elements of a story, which are:

A story should be told only when:

"I'll tell you a little tale" is a good way to __________ a story.

To tell a good story, there need to be things in the story that __________.

________ and exaggeration add more interesting details to the story.

Adding some _________ makes your audience want to know what happens in the story.

Using the words from a character to make your story more vivid is called:

Putting the past tense into the ________ helps your audience imagine the story more.

If you speak for too long, the people you're telling the story to will get __________.

When you are finished your story, it's important to link back into the conversation by:

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67 Comments on “Learn how to tell an interesting story… or make a boring story interesting!”

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Thursday, August 23rd 2018

Got 60 :”( .Nice lesson . Thanks :) <3

Thursday, August 23rd 2018

thank you for tell us the way make the story become more interesting, but in my opinion you should talk shorter and more vivid

Thursday, August 23rd 2018

this really helps, thanks

Thursday, August 23rd 2018

thank you a lot!!

Thursday, August 23rd 2018

I am the third one

Thursday, August 23rd 2018

90 thanks Benjamin. nice lesson!

Friday, August 24th 2018

I am the fourth one. Good lesson. Thanks!

Friday, August 24th 2018

This video is very succesful for English but we are not enough :/

Friday, August 24th 2018

Thanks Benjamin!!

Sunday, August 26th 2018

got 70 thanks a lot

Sunday, August 26th 2018

thanks a bunch Benjamin, carry on

Sunday, August 26th 2018

Thank you Benjamin

Sunday, August 26th 2018

A great lesson, Benjamin! Thank you a lot

Sunday, August 26th 2018

it was pretty useful thank you Mr.Benjamin

Monday, August 27th 2018

Congratulations. Good tips. Grade: 90

Monday, August 27th 2018

Really thanks a lot

Monday, August 27th 2018

Thanks, I’m 60

Monday, August 27th 2018

I scored 80, thanks

Thursday, August 30th 2018

Thank you so much, I was searching and finally found the trainer which is expected.

Thursday, August 30th 2018

Thank you so much!!! Great video!

Saturday, September 1st 2018

I love English language

Monday, September 3rd 2018

good lecture! thank you Benjamin ! the example cited in your lecture could have been more interesting.

Friday, September 7th 2018

thank u

Tuesday, September 11th 2018

Thank you.

Wednesday, September 12th 2018

Thank u

Thursday, September 13th 2018

Got 90, not too bad, thank you so much Mr. Ben

Friday, September 14th 2018

it is quite useful

Saturday, September 15th 2018

Good question

Saturday, September 15th 2018

I got 90. Thanks for this vedio

Saturday, September 15th 2018

I got 80 . Thanks for that video

Tuesday, September 18th 2018

I got 90. Nice lesson.

Saturday, September 22nd 2018

The lesson was useful thank you Mr. Benjamin.

Wednesday, September 26th 2018

Thank you Benjamin!

Wednesday, September 26th 2018

Thank you so much

Thursday, September 27th 2018

thank you

Sunday, September 30th 2018

i can’t read any of the video, why

Tuesday, October 9th 2018

    Hi! It looks like you’re posting from China, where YouTube is blocked. You may have to use a VPN or Tor Browser to see the videos.

    Wednesday, October 10th 2018

10/10 Thank you, Benjamin. This lesson was really useful

Thursday, October 11th 2018

Well said

Saturday, October 13th 2018

that was cool lesson!

Tuesday, October 16th 2018


Tuesday, October 16th 2018

70/100 not bad .

Wednesday, October 17th 2018

absolutely superb video… im not exactly a good story teller and i feel the need to improve my skillls

Thursday, October 18th 2018


Thursday, November 1st 2018

really good!

Wednesday, November 7th 2018

You are a great story teller i must say.its splendid…i was not able to move my eyes without going with your delivering flow sir…thanks for your wonderful guidelines…. <3

Thursday, November 8th 2018

Thanks Mr Benjamin, i got 80

Monday, November 19th 2018

i got 80 WELL DONE

Saturday, December 15th 2018

Very nice. I enjoyed myself

Thursday, December 27th 2018

i don’t put much attention i scored 50 :( i will take it again… thanks

Wednesday, January 2nd 2019

thank you for lessons..
and i want to make practice with another friends, if you interested adding my number.

Wednesday, January 23rd 2019

    hi dewamde
    I’m also want to make my practice in English with someone,,please here it’s my number or whatsup:

    Tuesday, April 23rd 2019

Thanks . I got 90.

Tuesday, March 12th 2019

Amazing!Thank you!

Wednesday, April 10th 2019

i liked your accent teacher and thank you so much for the amazing teaching

Friday, April 26th 2019

10 of 10! Now I’m professional storyteller;)

Thursday, May 16th 2019

Now I’ll tell you a little tale. Once, couple of years ago, I visited a tourists basecamp in mountain region called Bayka. It was a peaceful and really lovely place somewhere in Carpathians. At first day of staying I was relaxing outside after long trip from my home city to West Ukraine. The sky was so unbelievable and birds singed so goodly that I felt myself like on heavens. And then suddenly cute white kitten appeared and started to come closer to me. “Oh my God, what a beautiful creature!” – I told to myself. As it approached I couldn’t hesitate to caress this little piece of living snow. I started to pet it, kitten began to purr and nothing could be wrong. But then suddenly unexpected was happened! The kitten twisted around of itself like a snake and stubbed fangs in my wrist! I immediately pulled back my hand and have seen good flow of a blood out of my wrist. “What the hell???” I asked myself. I had strange feelings because I didn’t feel pain or something. The only feeling I had was fear. Cold sweat appeared on my back. I remembered scary but truly stories about people who took care on kittens and died in cause of rabies disease! “Rabies!” was my first thought. You really can’t imagine how I was scared at this moment. “Will I die?” was my second thought. Then I’ve told to myself: “Keep calm, I need to do everything I can to survive!” I immediately started to clean my wound with a medical napkin. I knew very well that I extremely need to kill as much potential rabies virions as possible. I cleaned my wound as much as I can with soap and water for 20 min and after this there wasn’t any relax on this journey. 10 days I was in Carpathians, 10 days I investigated Internet for any information about rabies. I’ve found that wrist is one of the fastest gates for rabies in cause of multiple nerves surrounded the flesh. After being involved in tissues, rabies starts to looking for nerves cells and since it found nerve, virions starts to replicate themselves and spread by the nerves line to brain with the average speed 3 mm per hour. After reaching brain cells by the rabies, no living warmblood form of life has any chance to survive unless it was pre-vaccinated. Kitten was stray animal and nobody could tell anything about it. In my case immediate post vaccination was totally recommended. I’ve started to think how much time I need to take medical care in time. I thought that I had about 15 days in the best case. After arriving at home I felt myself sick. I had sore throat, fever and I was totally depressed. But I immediately asked for help in local hospital. For my surprise I had to even insist for medical help. I was hospitalized for 3 days in the department of traumatology. Doctor told me that I could literally have died in this 13 days. That was really terrifying. I received full course of anti-rabies vaccination. First two days was most difficult. I felt strange fear for no reason. I read this fear appears in aggression type of rabies. “I want to survive” – was my only thought. I accounted every day of my life, tried to do everything to help my organism to beat this disease. And then after receiving full course of vaccine doctor has told me: “Well, that’s ok. Be careful next time and avoid close contact with any mammal animal especially wild one”. That gave me a little hope. My stress passed, as the days went by. Now, after one year I almost forgot about this. But several days ago I received news about death of young woman in Norway due to rabies. It is the first rabies-related death in Norway for more than 200 years. Birgitte Kalestad had caressed a stray puppy on her journey in Philippines. Only a little scratch on the hand was the case of 24 year old woman death. Now I have several feelings. I’m really sorry for all human and animal victims of terrifying rabies disease and I’m happy to be alive. Maybe I’m alive because of my precautions and medical help maybe because kitten hadn’t rabies in its saliva. But the things I know now: deadly danger could be anywhere, we need to be careful with our life, we have always to think ahead, and we need to know what to do if fatal mistake happens. Be careful and healthy my dear readers!

Thursday, May 16th 2019

    Wow! That was a gripping story.

    Friday, May 17th 2019

      Thanks :)

      Monday, May 20th 2019

I got 80!!! Thank you for the quiz. Thankz Mr. Benjamin.

Saturday, July 6th 2019

uh oh…. i got 60 … i want to make good scoe. and thanks Mr. benjamin

Wednesday, July 17th 2019

Thank you so much Benjamin, i really like your videos but can you explain the meaning of clever clogs, please?

Friday, July 19th 2019

It is quite interesting to now how to get the people attention when a story is told. Actually it is an exercise to improve the idiom. Great!

Wednesday, October 2nd 2019

this video was useful thanks very much and carry on to make kind of those video who help us to improve our English speaking.

Sunday, October 27th 2019

hello benjamin thank for all lessons, there are so helpful
can you cover the MEXT scholarship’s english exam?

Saturday, April 4th 2020

Thank you so much Benjamin!

Wednesday, April 22nd 2020

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