This is the first in the LinguaBooks series of Short Stories for Adult Learners and contains five original short stories with accompanying explanations, exercises and extension tasks.
The focus throughout is on authenticity and originality. The language of the stories has not been simplified for easy reading; rather, emergent difficulties are explained in the notes with further activities provided for deeper understanding, extension and autonomous learning. The stories themselves present a varied mix of style and content, ranging from the surprising to the contemplative, with a touch of humour and an occasional hint of pathos.
The language used may be considered equivalent to Level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Taken together with the support activities, however, the book adopts a multilevel approach, featuring exercises at various levels of difficulty, providing scope for consolidation, discovery and autonomous learning.
Each book in this series is suitable for both classroom use and reading for pleasure.
This book contains the following stories:
- A Busker on Bow Street
- The Killer in Me
- Tea for Two
- The Table