The Blink of an Eye (CEFR B2+)

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After a hard childhood, Jade was beginning to see life through a different pair of eyes. Her once gloomy view of the world had changed, and finally thing were looking up. But then, one tragic day, she lost the gift of sight.

In this edition of the English Short Stories series, we are posed questions of honesty, friendship and, perhaps most crucially of all, our appreciation of the world around us. Graded for CEFR Level B2 learners (Upper-Intermediate) and above, The Blink of an Eye is an excellent educational tool for both independent learning and classroom use

This book includes:

  • ‘The  Blink of an Eye’ (4220 words) – 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).