Long Black Veil - A Ghost Ballard (audio)

Ten years ago on a cold dark night Someone was killed 'neath the town hall light There were few at the scene, but they all agreed That the slayer who ran looked a lot like me ....

Ten years ago on a cold dark night
Someone was killed 'neath the town hall light
There were few at the scene, but they all agreed
That the slayer who ran looked a lot like me ....

Level: Upper Intermediate+  Age: 12+

Skills: Listening/reading/vocab 

Lesson Plan (from Nick Jaworskil)

Long Black Veil was chosen by Johnny Cash as one of the 100 essential country songs. It tells a very strange ghost story.

Watch Roseanne Cash singing Long Black Veil:

Classic Ghost Stories
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Three classic ghost stories retold by 'one of the best writers of language learner materials in English'. 

Stories 

The Signalman by Charles Dickens * The Body Snatcher by Robert Louis Stevenson * The Marble Finger by Edith Nesbit (adapted from Man-Made-in-Marble) 

Extras 

The Lawyer & the Ghost by Charles Dickens (adapted from The Pickwick Papers) * Long Black Veil (ballad with video)

Language Level:

Intermediate/Upper Intermediate/Advanced (Lawyer & Ghost) 

Age: Too scary for very young children!

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