Classics Adapted by a Qualified Teacher

Agatha Christie, Frankenstein and Shakespeare for English Students and Kids!

I recently qualified to teach English and published four classics in various editions: Agatha Christie’s The Mysterious Affair at Styles (featuring Poirot) and The Secret Adversary, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Shakespeare’s MacBeth. They have proved so popular that I decided to give them their own page on my blog!

Each edition is available as an eBook on Amazon, Smashwords and Google Play (2 TEFL editions are also on StreetLib), with paperback and Large Print paperback available on Amazon only.

Please note: not all editions are available outside the USA, for copyright reasons. However, you can order the paperbacks from Amazon.com (USA).

Here is the full list of books in the series (links are to Amazon):

The Mysterious Affair at Styles – Adapted For Kids
The Mysterious Affair at Styles – Adapted For Kids – Large Print
The Mysterious Affair at Styles – For EFL/ESL Level B2 Students
The Mysterious Affair at Styles – Vocabulary Stretcher
The Secret Adversary – Adapted For Kids (US and UK Editions)
The Secret Adversary – For Kids (US and UK Editions) – Large Print
The Secret Adversary – Vocabulary Stretcher (US and UK Editions)
The Secret Adversary – For EFL/ESL Level B2 Students (US and UK Editions)
Frankenstein – Adapted For Kids
Frankenstein – Adapted For Kids – Large Print
Frankenstein – For EFL/ESL Level B2 Students
Frankenstein – Vocabulary Stretcher
MacBeth – Adapted For Kids
MacBeth – Adapted For Kids – Large Print
MacBeth – For EFL/ESL Level B2 Students
MacBeth – Vocabulary Stretcher

The following are examples of the twenty-volume series.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein for Students of English as a Foreign Language
Frankenstein for Students of English as a Foreign Language

This edition includes student exercises at the end of every chapter with answers at the end of the book.

Victor Frankenstein dabbles with forces he cannot understand when he creates a monster at University in Geneva and brings it to life.

This version of the story has been specially adapted for pupils studying English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL, ESOL, EFL, TOEFL, ELTS CEFR), ideal for those studying for Citizenship in English-speaking countries like USA and UK. The language and vocabulary are simple, and emphasis is on action using past, present and future simple tenses.

Includes

  1. Broad questions about the text that can be used for discussion or writing short essays
  2. More detailed questions about the text.
  3. Questions about grammar.
  4. Games you can play on your own or with a friend.

Punctuation meets UK or USA ESL/CEFR/IELTS Level B2 in most cases, although there are some 19th Century features of the text which do not comply and have been left intact to preserve the charm of Mary Shelley’s text.

MacBeth – Vocabulary Stretcher

MacBeth - Vocabulary Stretcher
MacBeth – Vocabulary Stretcher

This edition is a vocabulary stretcher and includes links from all difficult words to an online dictionary.

The wife of a Scottish lord persuades him to murder the King for his crown with dire consequences.

Shakespeare’s classic play has delighted readers and film fans for many years.

This version of the story has been specially adapted for students of English as a Foreign or Second Language. The language and vocabulary are simple, and emphasis is on action using past, present and future simple tenses.

Punctuation meets UK or USA ESL/CEFR/IELTS Level B2 in most cases, although there are some 19th Century features of the text which do not comply and have been left intact to preserve the charm of Shakespeare’s text.

The Mysterious Affair at Styles – an Agatha Christie classic featuring Poirot

They Mysterious Affair at Styles for kids
They Mysterious Affair at Styles for kids

This edition features ten, unique illustrations throughout.

A guest at Styles house witnesses the sudden and mysterious death of its owner, but a friend in the village, Poirot, is a brilliant, Belgian detective.

Agatha Christie’s dapper dancing detective, Poiriot, has delighted readers and film fans for many years.

This version of the first Poirot story has been specially adapted for kids from nine to twelve years old. The language and vocabulary are easy, and emphasis is on action using past, present and future simple tenses.

Punctuation meets UK or USA ESL/CEFR/IELTS Level B2.

Lazlo Ferran is a fully qualified English teacher and teaches in London. He has also published more than twenty novels, making him the ideal choice to adapt Agatha Christie’s stories for children.

Vocabulary Stretcher and UK or USA ESL/CEFR Level B2 editions are also available.

The Secret Adversary for kids – an Agatha Christie classic

The Secret Adversary for kids
The Secret Adversary for kids

This UK-English edition features ten, unique illustrations throughout.

A girl on the sinking liner Lusitania is given a secret packet to save by a mysterious stranger. Pursued by criminals and the British government, she goes missing, leaving amateur detectives Tuppence and Tommy to find her and rescue the packet.

This version of the second Christie story has been specially adapted for kids from nine to twelve years old. The language and vocabulary are easy, and emphasis is on action using past, present and future simple tenses.

Punctuation meets UK or USA ESL/CEFR/IELTS Level B2.

Lazlo Ferran is a fully qualified English teacher and teaches in London. He has also published more than twenty novels, making him the ideal choice to adapt Agatha Christie’s stories for children.

Vocabulary Stretcher and UK or USA ESL/CEFR Level B2 editions are also available.

You will find these books on their own permanent page.

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