GREEN APPLE is a series of illustrated graded readers specially designed for young teenagers. Many of the readers are adaptations of classic novels, but there are also some original stories and non-fiction titles. The readers are graded into three levels - Starter, Step 1 and Step 2 - according to structural & lexical criteria, as well as the suitability of the subject matter for the different age groups. The lexis is checked against the ESOL, Flyers, KET & PET vocab lists.
. introduction about the author and eràP>. wide variety of interesting activities to aid understanding of the text and to work on all four language skills and lexis
. activities in the style of the Cambridge ESOL & Trinity exams
. cross-curricular dossiers
. a recording of the text in British or American English with extra listening activities
. extensive vocabulary footnotes, often illustrated
. guided Internet projects
. free downloadable answer key with exit test
Some titles contain extra features:
. playscript at the back of the book
. audio CD/CD-ROM containing extra interactive language & cross-cultural activities.
Starter - A1 (beginnners)- Present Simple & Continuous, Future reference with Present Continuous & Simple & 'going to', Imperative with 2nd person & 'Let's', Infinitives & gerunds after common verbs, Co-ordination (but, and, or, and then), Subordination (because, when), Quantifires
Step 1 - A2 (false beginners)- Past Simple & Continuous, Future reference with 'will', Passive forms in Present & Past Simple, Subordination with 'if', defining relative clauses (who, where) Comparison of regular & irregula adjectives, formation of regular & irregular adverbs
Step 2 - A2-B1 (intermediate)- Present Perfect Simple (ever, never, yet, already, still, just, for, since), verb + object + infinitive, defining relative clauses, clauses of time (when, while, until, before, after, as soon as), Clause of purpose
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