Two Dates – Chapter 4

Posted on Apr 2 2014 - 2:49pm by Zdenda

Here we go at last! This is the last chapter of the story Two Dates. Are you curious what will happen to Alan, Martha and Bruce. I hope that the ending of the story will surprise you at least a bit and that you will like it.
So, what are you waiting for? Start with the mind map and revive what happened in the previous parts of the story Two Dates. Then translate the vocabulary on the vocabulary branch. This time some of the words are pretty challenging. And once you know the new words start the story video.
In the end answer the comprehension questions in the mind map and discuss your opinions with a partner. Good luck and enjoy the story.

Two Dates – story mind map

Here is the mind map which serves as a worksheet. Complete first the What happened and Vocabulary sections.
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Two Dates story Chapter 4 mind map

Two Dates – the story

Once you have check up all the new vocabulary, it is time to watch the final chapter of the story Two Dates:

Two Dates – games

Now that you know the ending of the story it is time to concentrate on the language. There are two games here to practise the new words. The first one is a Hot Spot quiz and your task is to click on the word whose definition you can see at the top of the page. As the game is in HTML5 it should be viewable on all devices. Enjoy and I hope you will score 100%.

Two Dates – hot spot Html5 quiz

If you are using a mobile phone or an iPad you might be interested in another HTML5 game, you can go to Two Dates Chapter 3 where there is the memory game in HTML5.
The last game is in Flash and it is called Half a minute. Your task is to unjumble the words in 30 seconds. Good luck 🙂

Click Here to play the game – Two Dates – Half a minute

If you prefer reading the story, here is the text of the fourth chapter:

Two Dates – chapter 4 story

Alan decided to hide out in the library where it was quiet, and he knew most people would not be able to find him. He knew he was not a bad kid. True, he might not have the best qualities, or he might not be the best student, but he knew he was a pretty nice guy. He loved animals, and he loved helping people out. He did not deserve such a cruel treatment, so why were they so mean to him?

The sound of footsteps coming up towards him made Alan look up. Susan stood in front of him, with her arms across her chest.

Alan frowned. “What do you want from me?” he said rudely. “Haven’t you guys had enough?”

The look on Susan’s face softened. “I did not laugh at you Alan. That was mean of Martha.” She smiled gently at him and asked him if she could sit next to him. Alan grudgingly agreed. He was wary. Susan could pretend to be nice and then humiliate him again in front of the whole class just like Martha had.

“Why did she do that?” Alan asked Susan. “What did I do wrong?”

Susan shrugged. “Kids do stupid things. Kids can be mean. Martha is just being immature. Forget about her.”

Alan groaned and hid his face into his hands. “I’ll just switch schools. I can never go back to class again.”

Susan hit Alan lightly on the hand. “You can’t give up just like that!”

Alan sighed. “You don’t understand! Everyone laughs at me. I’ll never be able to go to the dance. I’ll be at home alone again, this year.”

Susan smiled, a little shyly. “Guess what,” she said. Alan looked at her. Susan was beautiful too, in a different way. She had a kind face, and a very sweet smile. “I could be your date for the dance.”

Alan stared at her in shock. After a while, he started laughing. “I won’t fall for that again. You’ll humiliate me too, like Martha did.”

Susan rolled her eyes. “Sure Alan. I skipped class, argued with Bruce in front of the whole class, let Martha yell at me too, defended you and looked for you all over the school, just so that I could humiliate you.”

Susan smiled at him. “C’mon, you can’t let bullies ruin your day. Chin up! The day isn’t over. So will you come to the dance with me?”

Alan hesitated for just a moment, enough for Susan to say, “What? Do you think Martha is prettier than me? Is that why you don’t want to come with me?”

“No!” Alan protested, and before he could even think, he grabbed Susan’s hand tightly. “I will come with you,” Susan smiled and kissed him lightly on his lips.

“See you in the class,” she said and walked away.

Alan smiled.

It was going to be a very different year indeed.

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14 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Sarina Valentina 04/04/2014 at 7:33 am -

    Will you permit me to share this on twitter?

  2. Zdenda 05/04/2014 at 4:04 am -

    Sure enough. Go ahead.

  3. takacskne 06/04/2014 at 11:54 am -

    Unfortunatelly these games don’t work on my tablet

  4. Zdenda 06/04/2014 at 12:33 pm -

    There should be one that works.

  5. James 11/04/2014 at 9:47 am -

    Which program do you use for the mind map type diagrams?

  6. Zdenda 12/04/2014 at 2:20 am -

    I have been using a few. First, iMindMap, MapleMind and eDraw.

  7. James 12/04/2014 at 11:33 am -

    Thanks, your presentations are good.

  8. Nathaniel farnsworth 23/04/2014 at 3:52 pm -

    This is a good story thank for writing this whole thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Karen Thompson 23/04/2014 at 6:11 pm -

    Thanks for this video story. My students really enjoyed it.

  10. sally 24/04/2014 at 3:49 pm -

    this story was the best one i could ever read

  11. katelyn fowler 24/04/2014 at 3:49 pm -

    this is a good book.

  12. Zdenda 26/04/2014 at 2:31 am -

    I am glad to hear it.

  13. Lucie 13/06/2014 at 7:30 pm -

    We were reading your stories with my pupils during a week project. Now I am asked to fill in the author. Would you do me a favor and tell me the name? By the way the story was excellent and children loved reading it. Thank you

  14. Zdenda 14/06/2014 at 6:15 am -

    My name is Zdenek Rotrekl and I am from the Czech Republic like you 🙂

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