“Wonderful materials for
English language learners!”
— ESL teacher, Nashville, USA
Original stories and adaptations of classic texts by the author of over twenty graded readers for OUP, Macmillan, Penguin & other major ELT publishers
Each e-reader pack Includes:
- graded reader with audio
- PDF & ePub versions
- teaching notes & lesson suggestions
- learning activities with answers
- extension materials.
Ideal supplementary materials for examinations like Cambridge First Certificate, IELTS etc .
Three classic ghost stories retold by 'one of the best writers of language learner materials in English'.
The Lawyer & the Ghost by Charles Dickens (adapted from The Pickwick Papers) * Long Black Veil (ballad with video)
Intermediate/Upper Intermediate/Advanced (Lawyer & Ghost)
Age: Too scary for very young children!
Ruritania is about to have a new King. Young Rudolf Rassendyll of England is in Ruritania for the coronation. And Rupert is the ‘double’ of the new king ...
The Prisoner of Zenda is a classic adventure story. This simplified version is abridged and simplified for English language learners.
Anthology of ELT teaching resources. Includes a complete reader, The Big Match, and a wide variety of fun texts, audio recordings, interactive resouces & learning activities.
About The Big Match
City have reached the FA Cup Final for the first time. Matthew plans to be there at Wembley Stadium with his team. Then his mother brings him some very bad news:
The Big Match was originally published by Phoenix Bookshelf (Prentice Hall/Macmillan) and was singled out for its particular excellence' in Bamford & Day's Extensive Reading in the Second Language Classroom (Cambridge, 1998).
This new edition of The Big Match is accompanied by an audio book and a full range of learning activities.
A Christmas Carol is a great story but a challenging text. These materials can help you introduce this Dickens' classic to your classroom.
Thank you. I am so glad that I found this version. I teach ESL students and wanted to cover the story, but knew that the original would be too difficult for them. * * * * Kathy, Texas,
These are such great resources! * * * * Penny, University of Warwick
Thank you ever so much. I've now accessed your resources and am really pleased with them. They'll really inform my planning. Fantastic! * Nicola
Elementary & intermediate versions of the story
Selection of useful quotations
Short audio readings of key passages
Reading, writing & listening worksheets
Background contextual materials
Teaching notes & links to video & other useful resources
Free updates of materials
Try this sample presentation: Meet Scrooge
Key features of retold versions
Text condensed to core story
Elementary & Intermediate versions (CEFR B1 & B2)
Increased use of line space, paragraph breaks etc.
Minor simplification of grammar & syntax
Shortened sentences & paragraphs
Focus on the narrative
Extensive learning materials: worksheets, teaching notes etc.