Three strange and frightening short stories by the author of Dracula. - Extra grammar and vocabulary exercises - Points for Understanding comprehension questions - Free resources including worksheets, tests and author data sheets at Macmillan Readers website - Audio CD/download available for this title. Retold by John Davey.
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No literature can produce a more original writer than Ernst Thcodor Wilhelm Hoffmann (1776-1822), a German Romantic author of fantasy and horror, better known by his pen name E. T. A. Hoffmann (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann). His works are very numerous and were published at Berlin in fifteen volumes. He is the subject and hero of Jacques Offenbach's famous but fictional opera The Tales of Hoffmann. Of the two tales in this book, The Sandman is from the collection Night Pieces, and The Elementary Spirit is from his Later Works. In these stories, Hoffmanns purpose is to point out the ill-effect of a morbid desire after an imaginary world, and a distaste for realities. Different as their adventures are, there is a striking similarity in the characters of Nathaniel (in The Sandman) and Victor (in The Elementary Spirit). However wild may be the subjects of Hoffmann, and however rambling his method of treating them, his style is remarkably lucid. The story of the Sandman had its origin in a discussion which actually took place between La Motte Fouque (a German writer of the romantic movement, 1777-1843) and some friends, at which Hoffmann was present. Some of the party found fault with the cold, mechanical deportment of a young lady of their acquaintance, while La Motte Fouque zealously defended her. Here Hoffmann caught the notion of the automaton Olympia, and the arguments used by Nathaniel are those that were employed by La Motte Fouque.
Blockbuster 2. Workbook & Grammar Book is designed for learners studying English at Elementary level. The course follows the principles of the Common European Framework of Reference, Level A2 (Basic User).
A level 3 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by Margaret Naudi. The human mind is a dark, bottomless pit, and sometimes it works in strange and frightening ways. That sound in the night… is it a door banging in the wind, or a murdered man knocking inside his coffin? The face in the mirror… is it yours, or the face of someone standing behind you, who is never there when you turn round? These famous short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, that master of horror, explore the dark world of the imagination, where the dead live and speak, where fear lies in every shadow of the mind…
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Elementary Language Practice is the reference and practice book for students at elementary / A2 level. Now in full colour, this new edition retains all the original futures which make the Language Practice series so popular, including clear grammar explanations, plenty of practice and regular review units. Themed vocabulary units contextualize essential elementary level words and phrases, offering a variety of exercise types to help students understand and use the new vocabulary. The accompanying CD-ROM includes extra practice for all the units covered in the book, with exercises based on international computer-based test types. The test generator includes 1,000 items to test students on all areas covered by the book. Ideal for students preparing to take elementary level examinations, it can be used both in the classroom and for self-study. 3rd edition.
This is the second of a four-level English course. It consist of four modules and is specially designed to motivate and involve students in effective learning. The course provides systematic preparation for all the skills required for successful communication both in written and spoken form. Enterprise Grammar 2 gives students at Elementary level clear explanations and practice of English grammar.