These advanced-level Readers contain a variety of original short stories written by famous classic and modern writers. They are perfect for those students who are ready to make the transition from graded readers to unadapted English literature texts.
Each collection provides substantial language support including vocabulary, comprehension questions and language-study exercises. There is also a literary analysis section to help students examine themes, characterisation and plot -thus increasing their understanding and appreciation of each story.
This 'tasty' collection brings together five stories and extracts all with food at their heart. Food and literature have a long relationship and food is used to shed light on characters and relationships, from meals as the centre of family life to food as a political symbol. With all kinds of stories and all kinds of foods, there will be something for all literature (and food) lovers to enjoy.
An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving by Louisa May Alcott.
The children prepare a surprise Thanksgiving dinner while their parents are away
The Little Pies by Alphonse Daudet.
A family man worries about his pies while the city around him is rocked by a revolution
A Piece of Steak by Jack London.
An ageing boxer fights to feed his family
Like Water for Chocolate: January by Laura Esquivel.
Lessons in life, love and food from a Mexican kitchen
A Piece of Pie by Damon Runyon.
Eating becomes a spectator sport
Answer keys and further support are available from the Macmillan Readers website.