English - Resource of the week

23rd March 2012 at 00:00

Queen of crime comes to the classroom

Tales of puzzling murders investigated by Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple are now accessible to pupils learning English as a foreign language or lower-ability junior learners, thanks to Collins' new Agatha Christie English reading books.

What is it?

A series of 20 books, including Christie's debut novel The Mysterious Affair at Styles. The readers include:

- an abridged version of the story with key vocabulary underlined;

- a character list;

- cultural notes;

- a glossary of the key words;

- an audio version of the story on CD;

- further language activities and teacher support online.

How is it useful?

The texts introduce pupils to one of the country's most prestigious authors, English language and culture, while developing their confidence in reading and listening.

What else?

Get pupils speaking with conversation ideas from HelenDawn. Or focus on pronunciation with HelenDawn's activity tips.

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