Students are to listen to the recorded synopsis of the short story, Flipping Fantastic twice.
A student will retell the synopsis individually to the teacher.
The outline given is to guide the students to retell the synopsis.
ristan and James are inseparable twin brothers. They make a good team and go everywhere together. In the story, Tristan is disabled but intelligent. Meanwhile, James is physically active but lacks confidence. Their mother sees the differences between them and decided to send them to different secondary schools upon leaving primary school. Tristan is to go Chesterlea Grange (a residential school for disabled children) and James to Highfields. Both boys dislike the idea of being separated at first. However, they later realise that studying at Chesterlea Grange would be the best choice for Tristan. On the boys’ first day in their new schools, they find it flipping fantastic.
The questions are as follow:-
Who are the two main characters in the story?
What is their relationship?
Are they close with each other?
How are they different?
What is their mother’s decision knowing their differences?
Describe Tristan’s new secondary school.
What is their first reaction when they know that they will be in different secondary schools?
Do they change their reaction after they go to their respective schools?