Very Easy True Stories: A Picture-Based First Reader

Sandra Heyer

Very Easy True Stories: A Picture-Based First Reader

By Sandra Heyer
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Imagine scuba diving near the Florida coast and suddenly getting sucked into a huge pump of a nuclear power plant! Or writing love letters to someone every day for a year, only to see that person marry the mail carrier?

The universal appeal of these real-life human-interest stories engages beginning ESL students with humour, poignancy, or astonishment, and helps them to become fluent readers.
An ideal first text for students with little or no experience with English. The stories are told first in pictures, then in simple text always in the present tense. The high-interest content and simple format will motivate your students to read and discuss in English!

Pre-reading questions.

  • Exercises in vocabulary, comprehension, discussion, and writing.
  • Carefully controlled vocabulary and structures.
  • A variety of essential reading skills.
  • Activities for pair or small-group work.
Table of contents
  • Unit 1 Shopping Day
  • Unit 2 Mary Walks Home
  • Unit 3 Elevator Romance
  • Unit 4 A Son for Mr. and Mrs. Aversa?
  • Unit 5 Is There a Face on Mars?
  • Unit 6 Neighbours
  • Unit 7 A Smart Mother
  • Unit 8 Stuck!
  • Unit 9 Binti to the Rescue
  • Unit 10 Where Is Mrs. Zimmer?
  • Unit 11 Fast Money
  • Unit 12 Returning a Favor
  • Unit 13 Help! I Can’t Find My Apartment!
  • Unit 14 A Big Tip