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.
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
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