Your task is the most difficult but I am sure you'll cope with it.
1. A musician has been robbed. His expensive trumpet and clarinet were stolen. They had been kept in his study, which nobody was allowed to enter. Footprints were found on the floor, and traces of someone standing on his/ her knees were left in the dust near the desk. His neighbours said they had been out all the week.
2. A 13-year-old schoolboy has disappeared. Nobody knows where he is, but he has sent his family two messages telling them that he has been kidnapped, but everything is OK with him. He wrote that the kidnappers wanted a ransom (a large sum of money) to set him free.
3. A summer cottage, belonging to a shop owner has been destroyed. The windows were broken,the furniture was broken too, the floor was covered with dirt and spilt paint. There was a witness - an old woman who said that she had seen two people in black jumping out of the window on Wednesday night (at about 11 p.m).
Brainstorm the details of the story:
- what really happened;
- who and how you found out what really happened;
- list the characters.
- Agree on the ideas that suit your story best.
- Decide who is going to write each part of the story.
- Write the first draft.
How to write about ...
... the characters:
- see Lesson 3 Unit 3, Lesson 3 Unit 8.
- the place;
- the time;
- see Lessons 3, 4 Unit 6, Lesson 3 Unit 8.
- tenses (Lessons 4-5 Unit 4);
- vocabulary (Lesson 5 Unit 8, ex. 2a);
- ways of expressing deduction and probability (Lessons 1-2 Unit 8);
- reported speech (lesson 3 Unit 8, ex. 3).