Imagine scuba diving near the Florida coast and suddenly getting sucked into the 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 humor, poignancy, or astonishment, and helps them to become fluent readers.
Each book features:
— 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.
An outstanding first reader for false-beginners. Each story is introduced with comic-strip style pictures to spark student interest and prepare them for reading. Written almost exclusively in the present tense, most stories are less than half a page long.
Unit 1 The Color TVs Unit 2 The Man in the Blue Car Unit 3 There's Something in the Mattress Unit 4 Yawning Is Contagious Unit 5 A Love Story Unit 6 No More Space! Unit 7 Looking for Love Unit 8 Sunshine in a Box Unit 9 Two Happy Men Unit 10 The Trip to El Palmito Unit 11 A Problem with Monkeys Unit 12 The Kind Waitress Unit 13 No More Housework! Unit 14 Alone for 43 Years Unit 15 The Lawn Chair Pilot Unit 16 Rent-A-Family Unit 17 The Power of Love Unit 18 I Think I'm Your Mother Unit 19 The Escape from Cuba Unit 20 The Cheap Apartment To the Teacher Answer Key
*A couple feels something moving inside their mattress. Is it alive? What is it? *A man's winning lottery ticket -- worth half a million dollars -- is somewhere in the town dump. Can he find it in the mountains of garbage? *A woman searches 20 years for the daughter she gave up for adoption. Where does she discover her daughter? Easy True Stories, by Sandra Heyer, presents 20 new stories in the True Stories tradition: human interest stories adapted from newspapers and magazines. The stories -- some humorous, some poignant, some astounding -- are told as simply as possible. Most stories are less than half-page long, and they are written almost exclusively in the present tense. Nine pre-reading drawings introduce each unit visually and ease students into reading. Easy True Stories can be used as a first reader for students who have some experience with English. The True Stories series also includes: **Very Easy True Stories*All New Very Easy True Stories*All New Easy True Stories*True Stories in the News, Third Edition*More True Stories, Second Edition*Even More True Stories*Beyond True Stories
EASY TRUE STORIES
Addison Wesley Publishing Company
A Picture-based Beginning Reader
Place of Publication
Country of Publication