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Helbling Readers Blue Series Classics

Good readers make good learners!

A series of well-known classic stories by world-famous authors that have been chosen and adapted to appeal to teenage and young adult readers.

  • Fact Files give historical and cultural background information
  • A clear introduction gives information about the author
  • Character spreads introduce the people from each story
  • Detailed Before and After Reading activities help and check understanding
  • New pages dedicated to Exam Practice and Vocabulary Building
  • Life skills spreads introduce themes from each story allowing students to make connections with contemporary issues and develop all-important life skills

    Language & Exams

    LEVEL 4 - A2/B1

    Towards Cambridge B1 Preliminary
    Trinity ISE Foundation/ISE I (GESE Grades 4-5)

    Other future forms; first and second conditional; present and past passive; modal verbs: may/might/will/would; could, was able to, managed to; phrasal verbs; causative have and get; want/ask/tell someone to do something; used to/used to doing; used to/would; defining relative clauses.

    LEVEL 5 - B1

    Cambridge B1 Preliminary
    Trinity ISE I (GESE Grades 5-6)

    Past perfect; present perfect continuous; subjunctive; reported speech; when and if with future tenses; expressing wishes and regrets; non-defining relative clauses; infinitive – gerunds; simple subordinating conjunctions (once, whereas, unless, except, provided); multiple noun phrases (and conjunctions) to create sequential narratives.