The course is divided into 10 blocks of 5 lessons which gradually become more and more complex. Topics covered include In and Out of School, People and Daily Life, Sport and Leisure, National Identity and Our World. Two extra sections are found at the end of each block The Chill Zone consists of two pages with fun activities to revise the topics covered in the block, and Working with Texts allows students to practise reading skills and the ability to write summaries. Finally, the ESW Files give students the opportunity to learn about the physical geography and politics of the countries which make up the English-speaking world. A Wordlist and Glossary are found at the back of the volume.
In this reader you will find nine of Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous stories of mystery and suspense. They range from Gothic historical stories such as The Pit and the Pendulum, through to detective fiction like The Murders in the Rue Morgue and an early science fiction tale - A Descent into the Maelström. Ghostly mysteries such as Ligeia and The Fall of the House of Usher are also in the collection along with Poe’s masterpiece study of madness The Tell- Tale Heart.