Narrative | classroom-ready

The police knocked on her door that night.


It wasn’t anything unexpected.

She’d been waiting for this exact thing to happen for years.

In fact, part of her was looking forward to being locked up.

As strange as it may seem, it came as a relief.


They handcuffed her, they put her in the cell.

99-year-old Annie was overjoyed.

It had all panned out well.


She’s always been the one to live a bit on the wild side.

And that night, she was living the dream.


Story inspiration | text for the classroom:

Click here: 99-Year-Old Woman Gets Arrested And Put In Jail To Check It Off Her Bucket List



B2, C1, C2


Juicy language bits:

to handcuff someone

to be put/thrown in the cell

to lock someone up

to be living the dream

to be overjoyed

to come as a relief

to live on the wild side

to do something before the end of your lifetime

to pan out well

to make a rare exception


Photo by Jana Jedinak |


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