English Graded Reader (Easy Reader): Katherine Mansfield Short Stories by Katherine Mansfield Adapted by Gina D. B. Clemen
English Graded Reader (Easy Reader), 96 page fully-illustrated book + audio CD. Level B1 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
Beautifully designed and illustrated easy reader complete with grammar and comprehension exercises. The text includes an introduction in accessible English containing interesting facts that place the story into context as well as a glossary at the bottom of the page which explains difficult terms. The audio CD contains both a complete reading of the text by a professional narrator and a set of pronunciation exercises. The combined package of book and CD work brilliantly together to create a wonderful, captivating learning resource for beginners of English.
English Graded Reader (Easy Reader): Katherine Mansfield Short Stories - Summary:
Set in New Zealand and in England, these three short stories by Katherine Mansfield explore the mysterious dark corridors of the mind, where we find happiness, despair and a complex network of other human emotions. In The Garden Party, which is set in New Zealand, Mansfield explores class consciousness, sensitivity and the co-existence of life and death. In The Singing Lesson, a young music teacher experiences a cascade of emotions in the space of a few hours. Feminism, vanity and materialism are the themes of A Cup of Tea.
Katherine Mansfield is one of the great modernist writers who reveals the complexity of human behaviour in seemingly ordinary situations.
Music: An expression of feelings; New Zealand; Edwardian England and class divisions; The 1920s: a time of great changes
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