flesl.net paired stories: drills (Marcus Arnold)

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• drills for ‘Marcus Arnold’

• drill 1: backwards expansion

- had been murdered.

- their oldest boy had been murdered.

- in the backyard, their oldest boy had been murdered.

- when the family was having a barbecue in the backyard, their oldest boy had been murdered.

- A few years earlier, when the family was having a barbecue in the backyard, their oldest boy had been murdered.

• drill 2: backwards expansion

- only fifteen.

- he was only fifteen.

- if he admitted he was only fifteen.

- no one would take his advice seriously if he admitted he was only fifteen.

- because he felt no one would take his advice seriously if he admitted he was only fifteen.

- Marcus lied because he felt no one would take his advice seriously if he admitted he was only fifteen.

• drill 3: replacement

- A woman was so pleased with the advice Marcus had given her   that  she sent him large amounts of information about her case.

- angry about what Marcus had said / threatened to call the police

- interested in what Marcus was doing / she wrote a newspaper article about him

- impressed by Marcus' work / she offered to pay for his university education

- envious of Marcus' success / she told lies about him on the website

- so grateful for Marcus' help / she gave him a motorcycle