A Step 1 Reading and Training graded reader by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and retold by Gina D.B. Clemen. Published by Black Cat. ‘The Red-Headed League’ and ‘The Speckled Band’ are taken from Conan Doyle’s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. In these two stories we join Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson in Victorian London as they try to solve two of their most mysterious and terrifying cases.
This reader uses the "Expansive Reading"approach, where the text becomes a springboard to improve language skills and to explore historical background, cultural connections and other topics suggested by the text. As well as the story, this reader contains:
• Wide range of interactive activities practising the four skills
• KET-style interactive activities and Trinity-style interactive activities (Grades 3/4)
• Dossier: London in the Times of Sherlock Holmes
• A full recording of the text

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