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S877 - Horace Walpole - The castle of Otranto


2015 - pp. 64 - 9788891401274 - € 7,50
 
 
 




The Castle of Otranto is regarded as the first Gothic novel written in English. The son of Manfred, Price of Otranto, is mysteriously killed on his wedding day by a huge helmet. The event leads to a story of jealous passion, intrigue, murder and supernatural phenomena, set in an atmosphere of darkness and haunted places.
 
The reader contains
• Author’s Life and Works
• Adaptation of the text with notes
• Wide variety of activities covering the four skills
• Focus on: Gothic Architecture, The Crusades, Ghosts
• Creative Activities and On Line Projects
• Trinity – style exercises for KET
• Book on CD: Recordings of Text and Activities (Downloadable also in mp3 format from the website www.simonescuola.it)


LIFE AND WORKS OF HORACE WALPOLE
GETTING INTO THE STORY
PRESENTATION OF THE CHARACTERS
PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION
POST-READING ACTIVITIES
CHAPTER 1. AN ANCIENT PROPHECY
POST-READING ACTIVITIES
CROSSING BRIDGES Gothic Architecture
CHAPTER 2. AN EVIL PRINCE
POST-READING ACTIVITIES
HANDS PN HISTORY The Crusades
CHAPTER 3. A GIGANTIC SWORD
POST-READING ACTIVITIES
CHAPTER 4. A HERMIT DREAM
POST-READING ACTIVITIES
DIVING INTO I Love Ghosts
CHAPTER 5. A HAUNTED CASTLE
POST-READING ACTIVITIES
DETECTIVE WORK
FINAL ACTIVITIES
TRINITY – style activities
CAMBRIDGE KET – style activities
The CD symbols mark the beginning and end of each track.