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(Level 3) Great American Stories 1 ESL-EFL - p - Free download as PDF File And after each story you will find 2 reading exercises 2 vocabulary and word. GREAT. AMERICAN. STORIES 1. An ESL/EFL Reader. C.G. Draper 2. Exercises 9. LOVE OF LIFE Jack London. Before You Read the Story Exercises. level readers containing original, unsimplified short stories written by famous classic . It is always a good idea to prepare yourself, mentally, before starting a story. - Look at the 2 one complete turn around a course in a race. PHRASE in the.

Delia to give the gift of love? Word Forms: Nouns and Adjectives Put the correct form of the word on the left in the blank spaces on the right. But she was not to lose the great treasure of her hair. But I know children who are very , and old people who are not. H e r was like sun after a long rain. So he always downloads old, cheap cars. But it is to keep an old car on the road. So in the end he spends a lot of money on cars that he doesn't like. Language Activity: Interview What is your greatest treasure? When did you get it? How did you get it? Would you ever sell it? Would you ever give it away?

There are 12 such fictions altogether. Some range within a good number of pages while others have fewer pages. You not only read and enjoy It's the start of the summer holidays for three school friends, Jake, Adam and Peter.

To celebrate, they go around knocking on the front doors of their neighbours' houses just to run away before their neighbours can open their doors. When Jake decides they should go knock on the front door of a Ashton 'Abdel Hakim' Stone is a former agent for a governmental organization dedicated to find, collect and secure ancient reliques. When he set out for a mission in the Middle East to save an antique grimoire from the hands of ISIS, he encountered a mysterious Sufi Shaykh, decided to renown from This is the third and final volume of " The legend of the ring".

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site Inspire Digital Educational Resources. site Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. site Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. DPReview Digital Photography. East Dane Designer Men's Fashion. They said that someone in the next house heard a cry. Was something wrong? Was everyone all right? I smiled at the men. I told them that the old man was in another town.

I said he was with his sister. I showed them his money, his gold. Everything was there, in its place. I asked the men to sit. I sat, too. I sat on the boards over the dead man's body!

I talked easily. The policemen smiled. Perhaps I was a little nervous. There was a low sound in my head, in my ears. I didn't like it. I talked more loudly, more angrily. Then suddenly I understood. The sound was not in my head or in my ears. It was there in the room! It was a low quick sound.

It sounded like a small wooden clock! My eyes opened wide. Could the policemen hear it? I talked in a louder voice. But the noise did not stop.

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It grew! I walked across the floor and back again. Why wouldn't the men leave? There was a storm inside my head! I beat my hands on the table. I said dangerous things in a loud voice.

But still the men talked happily and smiled. Couldn't they hear? Was it possible? Oh, God! No, no!

They heard! They knew! They laughed at my hopes, and smiled at my fears. I knew it then and I know it now. I couldn't keep still! Anything was better than their smiles and laughing! And nowagain! Pull up the boards!

Below the floor! Here, here! It is the beating of his horrible heart! The first half of each sentence tells about something that happened in the story the effect. The second half should tell why it happened the cause. The young man wanted to kill the old man because a.

He opened the old man's door carefully because a. Every morning the young man was friendly because a. The police came to the house because a. The young man talked louder and louder to the police because a. The young man killed the old man and then told the police because a. Close Reading Read the first half of a sentence in column A. Then draw a line from it to the second half in column B that best completes the meaning.

The first one is done for you. The madman thought 2. He wanted to kill the old man 3. The old man died when the young m a n ' s h a n d hit t h e lantern because he was afraid of the beating of the heart below the floor that the old man was in another town because he hated his cold blue eye 5.

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The young man told the police 6. The young man became nervous 7. He told the police about the killing C. His body, in pieces, was below the floor. But the young man believed that he could hear the old man's heart beating. What do you think will happen to the man after the police take him away? Should he go to prison? To a doctor? Should he be killed? Do you enjoy horror stories? Do you enjoy horror movies? Vocabulary Practice: Words for Unpleasant People and Things C h o o s e t h e word below t h a t best c o m p l e t e s the description of the person or thing in the sentences that follow: mad horrible angry fear danger nervous 1.

The young man couldn't sit still. He talked quickly, loudly. His eyes moved all over the room. He was very 2. The eye was cold, light blue, the eye of a bird.

His blood ran cold when he looked at it. He thought the eye was. He killed the old man, cut him in pieces, and put the pieces below the floor. Surely he was 4. When the policemen came, he took them into the old man's room. He sat on the boards over the dead man's body.

He tried to talk easily. But truly he was in 5. He said he loved the old man. The old man was kind to him. The old man never hurt him. It was only the old man's eye that made him so. What really killed the old man? It wasn't a knife. It wasn't even the open lantern, or the young man's loud cry. It was his own. Word Forms: Adjective or Adverb? Put the correct form of the word on the left in the blank space in the sentence.

Language Activity: The Police Choose one of the following activities. Prepare to speak about your topic to a classmate, a small group, or the entire class. Find and read a newspaper or magazine article about police activity. Talk about the role of the police in a t. Talk to a policeman or policewoman about his or her job. In an encyclopedia, read about the history of the police. In your report, you should answer some or all of the following questions:.

What time was it when you went to the young man's house? Why did you go there? Did he meet you at the door? How did he seem friendly? Did he ask you to come in? Did you ask about the old man? What did he say about the old man? Where did he take you? Did he ask you to sit, or to stand? How did he talk? After some minutes of mis, how did he seem? How did he talk men? Finally, what did he say? What did you find below the boards? What happened men? A Life Read the paragraph about Mark Twain on page What are his most famous books about?

In the 19th century, these boats traveled on the Mississippi River, the longest river in the United States. The steamboats were large. Can you tell why these boats were important? In the picture on page 58, what is the boy doing? Where would he be doing this in the picture on page 62? Thinking About It.

A pilot is someone who drives or steers a boat or plane. A cub-pilot is a young person who is learning to be a pilot. He watches the pilot at his job. Then he tries to do the job. Do you think this is a good way for a young person to learn? Scanning for Specific Information Sometimes we scan a piece of writing to find one or two pieces of information.

We don't read everything. We don't even need to get a general idea about the piece of writing. We need only the information. We do this by reading very quickly. Our eyes move across and down the page, looking for a single word or number. When we find it, we stop and read more carefully. In this exercise, you will try to answer the questions below by scanning a page of the story "A Cub-Pilot's Education.

In front of each question is an underlined word or phrase. Let your eyes move quickly across and down the page. When they find the underlined name or number, stop. Read more carefully, and find the answer to the question. Try to answer each question in 30 seconds or less. He was born in in Missouri. As a boy, he lived in a small town on the Mississippi River.

Because of these books, Mark Twain became America's most famous and best-loved writer. He died in at the age of seventy-five. The following story is from his book Life on the Mississippi. Our village lay on the great Mississippi River.

Once a day, at noon, a steamboat came up from St.

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Later, at one o'clock, another came down from Keokuk. Before these hours, the day was full and bright with waiting. After them, the day was a dead and empty thing. The white town sleeps in the morning sun. The streets are empty. Some animals walk near the buildings. The waters of the Mississippi are quiet and still. A man who has drunk too much lies peacefully near the river. Other men sit outside their stores in chairs. They look at the town and don't talk much. The man who has drunk too much gets up and runs.

Suddenly the streets are full. Men, women, and children run to the steamboat landing. The animals make a hundred different noises. The town wakes up! Her big wheel turns and turns. Everybody looks at her and at the men who live on her. The pilot stands tallest, the center of everything, the king. Slowly the steamboat comes to the landing.

Men take things off the boat and bring other things on. In ten minutes she is gone again. The town goes back to sleep. But the boys of the town remember the boat.

They remember the pilot. And they don't forget. I went to New Orleans. There I met a pilot named Mr. I said 1 wanted to be his cub-pilot, or learner. He said no but only once. I said yes a hundred times.

So in the end I won. He said he would teach me the river. Bixby was at the wheel. Here at the beginning of the river, there were a lot of steamboats. Most of them were at landings on the sides of the river. We went past them quickly, very close to them. Suddenly Mr. Bixby said, "Here. You steer her. My heart was in my mouth. I thought it was very dangerous, close to those other boats.

I began to steer into the middle of the river. In the middle, there was enough water for everybody. Bixby cried angrily. He pushed me away and took the wheel again. And again he steered us near the other boats. After a while, he became a little cooler. He told me that water runs fast in the middle of a river. At the sides, it runs slow. You can go in the middle only if you're going down-river. I decided to be a down-river pilot only. Bixby showed me points of land.

T h i s is Six-Mile Point," he said. The land pointed like a finger into the water. Another time, he said, "This is NineMile Point. Later, he said, "This is Twelve-Mile Point. All the points seemed the same. Even bed was more interesting than the "points. I couldn't understand this. I decided to go back to sleep. Soon the man came again with his light; now he was angry. I was angry, too, and said, "Don't put that light in my eyes!

How can I sleep if you wake me up every minute? The man left again, but came back soon with Mr. One minute later I was climbing the steps to the pilot-house. Some of my clothes were on me. T h e rest were in my hands. Bixby walked behind me, angry. Now, here was something interesting: Pilots worked in the middle of the night!

You could not see through it. Where were we going? I was frightened. But Mr. Bixby turned the wheel easily and happily. He told me we had to find a farm. Jones Farm. To myself I said, "Okay, Mr. You can try all night. But you'll never find anything in this mist. Bixby turned to me and said, "What's the name of the first point above New Orleans?

I said I didn't know. But 1 couldn't answer him. After Twelve-Mile Point, where do you cross the river? Well, what do you know? Less than nothing!

You say you want to pilot a steamboat on the river? My boy, you couldn't pilot a cow down a street! Why do you think I told you the names of those points? To be interesting? He walked across the pilot-house and back again. This cooled him down. I will tell you many names of places on this river. You must write them all down. All of them. That is the only way to become a pilot. I never remembered things easily in school. But also I didn't fully believe Mr.

No one, I thought, could know all of the Mississippi. No one could put that great river inside his head. Bixby pulled a bell. A worker's voice came up from below. Bixby said. And Mr. Bixby could see nothing. I knew that. So I didn't believe him. How could I? We were in the middle of nowhere! But soon the boat's nose softly hit the landing. Workers' voices came up to us.

I still couldn't believe it, but this was Jones Farm! I filled a n o t e b o o k I filled two notebooks with names from the river. Islands, towns, points, bends in the river. The names of all these things went into my notebooks. And slowly some of them began to go into my head.

Then more of them. I began to feel better about myself. I was beginning to learn the river. Bixby said to me, "What is the shape of Apple Bend? I know where it is. Don't tell me I have to know the shape of it, too! Bixby's mouth went off like a gun, bang! He shot all his bad words at me. Then, as always, he cooled. If you don't know the shape, you can't steer at night And of course the river has two shapes. One during the day, and one at night.

Look: How can you walk through a room at home in the dark? Because you know the shape of it. You can't see i t " 39 "You mean I must know this river like the rooms at home? I mean you must know it better than the rooms at home. But there is more. Give it to me!

Now, a night with stars throws shadows. Dark shadows change the shape of the river. And this is different from a night with no stars. On a night with no stars, the river has a different shape. You think there are no bends, but there are bends. And of course, on a night with mist, the river has no shape. You think you are going to steer the boat onto the land.

But then suddenly you see t h a t it's water, not l a n d. T h e n you have your moonlight nights. Different kinds of moonlight change the shape of the river again. And there are different kinds of shadows, too. Different shadows bring different shapes to the river.

You see " 45 "Oh, stop! You only learn the shape of the river. The one shape. And you steer by that. Don't you understand? You steer by the river that's in your head. Forget the one that's before your eyes. And you think that's easy. And of course the river is always, always changing shape.

The river of this week is different from the river of last week. And next week it will be different again.

I'm going home. I stayed. I wanted to learn.

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