From the Christmas Carol Teaching Pack
1. Marley was Dead (Before Listening)
A Christmas Carol is a great story but a challenging text. These materials can help you introduce this Dickens' classic to your classroom.
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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.