Underwater (CEFR C1+)

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Marlene has a mysterious connection with the water, even if she doesn’t know it yet.

Agonising after her sister’s sudden death, both Marlene and her aunt/carer Kristina try to come to terms with the tragic nature of what has happened.

In this edition of the English Short Stories series, the reader is prompted to think about possible motivations behind the actions of the main characters and use the clues in the story to uncover the truth behind what happened to Marlene’s sister.

Graded for CEFR Level C1 learners (Advanced) and above, Underwater is an excellent educational tool for both independent learning and classroom use.

This book includes:

  • ‘Underwater’ – 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 C1, 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).