Life with her uncle is uneventful for bad-tempered Mary Lennox until one day she finds a secret garden. She wants to make the garden beautiful and meets Dickon, a friendly boy who helps her.
Then Mary meets her cousin Colin, an invalid, who is confined to bed. With Mary and Dickon's help Colin goes out into the secret garden and discovers the meaning of true friendship and happiness...
The GREEN APPLE series is composed of illustrated graded readers. The readers are graded into three l....
[show more]evels - Starter, Step 1 and Step 2 - according to structural and lexical criteria, as well as by choice of subject matter.
• introduction about the author and his/her times
• wide variety of interesting activities to promote understanding of the text, as well as all four language skills, lexis and sociocultural awareness and knowledge
• activities in the style of the Cambridge ESOL and Trinity exams
• informative and fascinating cross-curricular dossiers, which explore the historical and cultural background of the text
• a recording on CD of the text in British or American English, with extra listening activities
• extensive vocabulary footnotes, often illustrated
• exit tests (usually in Cambridge ESOL exam format)
• guided internet projects
An answer key and an additional exit test for each reader are available online as a PDF file at the Black Cat website. Further info on grading can be found in the 'The Black Cat Guide to Graded Readers'