A Turn for the Worst (CEFR B2+)

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Three brothers: Tim, Joe and Karl have been at sea for nineteen days in their quest to get back to the safety of mainland Scotland. With a worrying lack of food and time running out to find dry land, old issues resurface and an increasingly problematic relationship reaches its breaking point.

Part of the English Short Stories series, this edition asks us how our state of mind affects the decisions we make, whether or not old demons can be repaired and how we might act in a moment of severe crisis. Graded for CEFR Level B2 learners (Upper-Intermediate) and above, A Turn for the Worst is an excellent educational tool for both independent learning and classroom use. 

This book includes:

  • ‘A Turn for the Worst’ – a short story divided into several chapters; written for adult learners.
  • ‘What do you think?’ – comprehension and opinion-based questions at the end of each chapter. Here, the reader can check their understanding, make predictions and apply some of the chapter themes to their own life.
  • ‘What do you know?’ – vocabulary and grammar exercises at the end of each chapter. Graded at CEFR Level B2, the reader is tested on some of the key language from the chapter.
  • ‘Your Turn’ – a creative writing task at the end of the story. Creative writing is a great way to put what you have learnt into practice – but don’t worry – as a reader you will be given a theme (relevant to the story) and prompts to help you on your way!

Ready to get started? Read, learn, THINK in English with English Short Stories!

Unsure about your English level? Click here to learn more about the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) (external link).