Beniko Study Script #1

Here is the first script we are using in the Beniko study. It is related to a series of recent comments involving Chris and I about making PQA work:

Script #1

steals
takes out something
escapes

Debbie steals a BMW.  The police catch her and bring her to jail.  She takes out something sharp and escapes from jail.

At school Debbie steals someone’s homework.  The teacher catches her and brings her to the office.  She takes out something heavy and escapes from the office.

At home Debbie steals a cookie.  Her mother catches her and brings her to her room.  She takes out something explosive and escapes from her room.

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1 thought on “Beniko Study Script #1”

  1. I’ve just returned to this script to re-read it. The first time, I had a sinking heart, because I thought I couldn’t do it with my Russian 1’s. The verb “catches” (in this sense) is not an HF one in Russian, and “takes out something” and “escapes” were going to give me trouble if I also had to teach “steals,” which we haven’t had yet there. Then I realized that I can use words we do know: “found” or “saw” for “catches,” and “runs away” (from Susie’s cat and mouse story) and all of a sudden, this story is perfect for my beginners. It fits all those rules of “simple.” Thank you for sharing it!

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