The Boy that Runs (CEFR B2+)

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Every night George suffers the same dream. It haunts him. What was once one of his happiest memories as a child has become a nightmare, and it is only getting worse. After enlisting the help of his best friend Penny, he must face up to his past, once and for all.

Part of the English Short Stories series, the incidents during this story lead us to consider what is real, and what is not. We are asked about what can be changed, and what cannot. We follow George on an emotional journey to discover his fate, and put his nightmares to bed. Graded for CEFR Level B2+ learners (Upper-Intermediate) and above, The Boy that Runs is an excellent educational tool for both independent learning and classroom use.

This book includes:

  • ‘The Boy that Runs’ – 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).