Larry's Flying Chair
Before You Read
1. A local TV news station is reporting at the scene where Larry's flying chair lands. Role play the scene in groups:
Possible roles: Larry, Larry's friends, TV interviewer, pilot, plane passenger, air traffic control, policeman/woman :
1. Five things I didn't know about: hot air balloons
Find five new facts about hot air balloons. Include at least one non-Internet source - try books, encyclopaedias, dictionaries etc.
Think about a) the first/longest/fastest journey b) alternatives to helium c) biggest balloon fiestas.
Here are some difficult words from the story.
Helium - gas used in balloons to make them rise
Lawn- area of cut grass in garden or park
Luggage - bags, suitcases etc
Parachute - used to jump safely from plane
Rifle - long gun used for shooting from distance
Suburban/suburb - residential area away from city centre
1. You are Larry. Write your diary entry for the day you flew in your lawn chair
2. Write dialogue between a pilot and air traffic control. The pilot should try to convince air traffic control that he has seen a flying chair.
Wonderful materials for English language learners!! Ms Fann, ESL teacher, Nashville, USA