Black Beauty by Anna Sewell and retold by Michael Lacey Freeman.
Hello! My name is Black Beauty. And I’m a horse. I have an interesting story to tell you. I want to tell you about my life.
My story starts with my mother, who taught me many things. And, when I close my eyes, I can still see all of my old friends standing together under the apple tree. Oh how I loved my first home! And then Earlshall, and then … but wait, I can’t tell you my story here.
Read it, and you will find out what happens to me.
Vocabulary areas Nature, Weather,
Family, Animals, Colours, Food & Drink
Grammar and structures Simple
Present: states and habits - Present
Continuous: actions in progress - Past
Simple: finished actions - Future forms:
Present Continuous, going to, will - Can:
ability - Could: ability - Must: obligation
- Have to: necessity - Will: predictions –
Adjectives - Prepositions (place, time)
– Pronouns - Question Words - Relative
Clauses - There is/There are - Verbs +
infinitive/ing - When clauses
In this Reader you will find:
Information about Anna Sewell | A section focusing on background and context | A glossary of difficult words |
Comprehension activities | An exit test
Animals | Friendship | Love | Adventure