Great Short Stories for Listening/Speaking: Easy Reading Adaptations Textbook
No one can resist a great story! Here is a handful of some of the world’s best adapted to make them accessible to low-Intermediate through advanced students. You will find works by Rudyard Kipling, Edgar Allan Poe, Anton Chekhov, O. Henry, Mark Twain, Saki, Guy de Maupassant, Jack London and many more. There is a leg -slapping comedy, hair-raising terror, deep love, bitter hatred, fairy tales, moral tales, oral tales, tragedy, greed, selflessness, and almost any emotion anyone can feel. Students may begin by discussing the illustration. Then they will read the story to themselves, or can listen to the audio while reading along. Following the story is vocabulary they may loop up or discuss as a class. Then they will answer Writing/Discussion questions requiring analysis of the reading. Several dialogs and exercises test listening comprehension, vocabulary and pronunciation. All listening material is in the Appendix.