A Christmas Carol: Key Scenes Retold (video)

Introduce your classes to A Christmas Carol with this (abridged) version of the opening (CEfr Language Level: C1). Try the Google Slides presentation Meet Mr Scrooge from the ESOL Extras Christmas Carol Teaching (see below. Ideal for English language learners, reluctant readers or those new to the text. CEfr Language Level: C1

It's Christmas present. The Spirit shows Scrooge the Cratchit family Christmas dinner. He learns that Tiny Tim will die if the future remains unchanged.  Retelling of Dickens' classic ghost story for English language learners, reluctant readers or those new to the text. Taken from the ESOL Extras A Christmas Carol Teaching Pack: . 

A Christmas Carol Teaching Pack (B1/B2/C1)
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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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Contents  include

  • Elementary & intermediate versions of the story 

  • Character notes

  • 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 presentationMeet 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

  • Vocabulary streamlined

  • Shortened sentences & paragraphs

  • Focus on the narrative

  • Extensive learning materials: worksheets, teaching notes etc.

Direct quotations remain in the original form so can be used in essays etc.

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