Dickens favorite Christmas story shows us the difficult lives of the poor, but it is also a story of hope, where the future can be better.
Ebenezer Scrooge loves only one thing money. He has no friends, doesnt like his family and never helps anyone. But when Jacob Marley, whos been dead for seven years, arrives at his house one night, Scrooge learns that a good life is about much more than money.
Verb tenses Present Continuous: future
plans and activities - Past Perfect Simple:
narrative reported speech - Future with
will: offers, promises, predictions, etc
Modal verbs could: possibility - should
(present and future reference): advice
- might (present and future reference):
possibility - used to + infinitive (past
In this Reader you will find:
Information about Charles Dickens life | Focus on
sections: England in the 1800s, Christmas traditions
and Scrooge on film | Glossary of difficult words |
Activities to practice new language
Society | Friendship