Magic Pear Tree

A Chines tale of greed punished

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Storytelling resources – for online and classroom teaching

Based on my many years teaching English in a German secondary school, activities to turn the power of storytelling into:

Powerful listening – Speaking and discussion exercises – Vocabulary extension – Grammar consolidation – Writing activities

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Recorded at the Märchenwache, Schauenburg-Breitenbach, a rural area near Kassel where the Grimms collected many of their stories.


The video clips here are all amateur quality, shot in various theatres.

Their intention is just to show the range of my storytelling and give a flavour of a live performance.

Permission is granted for use in non-commercial educational contexts.

The videos are © Richard Martin.

Professionally recorded CDs and DVDs are available here.

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For those who are teachers: Telling stories in the classroom: basing language teaching on storytelling