When a mysterious birthday present arrives from somebody she doesn't know, Helen realises that there's something strange going on. With her cousin Will, she discovers a terrifying secret which is hundreds of years old and a curse which has almost destroyed her family. It's a race against time to solve the mystery and stop the curse, before it destroys them too.
The READING & TRAINING series is composed of illustrated graded readers, aimed at teenagers and adults. The readers are graded in....
[show more]to six levels - from elementary/pre-lower intermediate to post-intermediate - according to internationally recognised criteria for structural grading.
• 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, with phonetic transcription of more unusual words
• exit tests
• 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'.