Frankenstein A Step 5 Reading and Training graded reader, retold by Maud Jackson. Full of elements of gothic terror and early science fiction, Frankenstein is probably the most famous horror story of all time as well as being a novel of ideas.
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:
• An introduction about Mary Shelley and her life
• A wide range of interactive activities practising the four skills
• Dossiers: Gothic, Science Fiction, Monsters and Madmen and others
• FCE-style interactive activities and Trinity-style interactive activities (Grade 8) • A recording of parts of the text