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Helbling Readers Red 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 young teenagers. Careful selection of stories with suitable content and language level has allowed the flavour of the originals to remain.

  • 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
  • Reflection Boxes throughout the stories help understanding, and draw links with the students’ own lives

    Language & Exams

    LEVEL 1 - A1

    Towards Cambridge A2 Key
    Trinity GESE Grades 1-2

    Present simple of auxiliary verbs and can; present simple of most common verbs; present continuous; imperative; there is/there are; like/love/hate doing; short answers and question tags; interrogative sentences (who/what/what colour/how much/how many); would like; interrogative pronouns; personal pronouns (subject and object); plural nouns; countable and uncountable nouns; possessive adjectives; possessive ‘s; demonstrative adjectives and pronouns; adverbs of frequency; some and any; definite and indefinite articles; cardinal and ordinal numbers; conjunctions.

    LEVEL 2 - A1/A2

    Towards Cambridge A2 Key
    Trinity ISE Foundation (GESE Grades 2-3)

    Past simple of auxiliary verbs; past simple of regular verbs; past simple of common irregular verbs; past continuous; past simple vs past continuous; present continuous as future tense; be going to as future tense; have to vs must; comparatives; superlatives; common adverbs; possessive pronouns; prepositions of time and place; prepositions at the end of sentences; subject and object questions; to for purpose.

    LEVEL 3 - A2
    Cambridge A2 Key
    Trinity ISE Foundation (GESE Grades 3-4)

    Present perfect; will for future tense; modal verbs: should; most common phrasal verbs; yet/already/just; one/ones; ever/never; reflexive pronouns; indefinite pronouns; too + adjective; not + adjective + enough; relative pronouns who, which and that; either/neither; impersonal pronouns you, one and they; very/really/quite.