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Great American Stories 1

An ESL/EFL Reader

C.G. Draper

Eight adaptations of famous stories by classic American authors are featured in this reader for learners of English at the beginning-intermediate to intermediate level. Adaptations and exercises gradually increase in difficulty throughout the book. The exercises include reading skills, vocabulary, and writing.

Key features of these adaptations:

The spirit and meaning of the originals are retained for students as they read Poe, London, Henry, Twain, Stockton, Bierce, Chopin, and Jewett

Stories and exercises are gradually increased in difficulty

The book can be used for recreational reading, discussions, vocabulary development, grammar reinforcement, and writing practice

Short biographies of the authors precede the stories and are part of the exercises

Each unit contains the story, two reading skills exercises, two or more exercises in vocabulary and grammar, and one writing exercise

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