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
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.