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FCE READING AND USE OF ENGLISH PART7
You are going to read five reviews of fantasy novels. Before you read, underline the main idea in each question.
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led
|- the Revels There by Catherynne M. Valente
A Stitch in Time by Penelope Lively
Maria is always lost in her own little world in
which she prefers to chat with animals, trees,
plants and inanimate objects, rather than other
human beings. But while on holiday she begins to
hear things that others cant, and she's not sure
what is real any more. Then she finds a
nineteenth-century sewn picture and she feels a
strange connection with Harriet, the girl who
sewed it. As Maria becomes more involved in
This is the second breathtaking adventure for September, the
strange girl who retums to Fairyland to find that the fairy
creatures are in trouble, For a while now they have been losing
their shadows and, with their shadow, their magic is
disappearing. September learns that it is all to do with a conflict
with Fairyland-Below, a dark place where there is no law, and
terrifying creatures live. It is a place that September knows she
has to visit in order to get back the shadows from the thieves,
and to sort out the mess that Fairyland is in. It takes her on an
incredible journey that is sometimes dangerous, sometimes
terrifying, but always fascinating. Readers young and old will
have great fun with this one.
Harriet's world, she begins to fear that something
sad has happened. This book is a gentile, funny
and mysteriouร read from an author who started
her career witing film scripts.
Ante's Inferno by Griselda Heppel
Shadow Spel by Caro King
Adults will have heard of Dante's Inferno and the author
When Nina is set the task to stop the evil Mr Strood
from killing the dying land of Drift, she has to find
Simeon Dark, the last surviving king and his
mansion, for he is the only one who can make sure
she is successful. But with Dark's love of tricks,
strange creatures and monsters - good and bad -
in the way, Nina has a hard mission before her.
Readers watch the hero survive a series of thrilling
adventures, and fall in love along the way. The
book is written for the teen market, but there is
nothing unsuitable for younger readers in here. In
fact, the movie rights have already been sold to a
family-friendly Hollywood production company, and
it is due for release next year.
says she was inspired to write her book drawing on the
Inferno's riches. Ante and her enemy at school, Florence,
plus a boy who has been trapped in the music room for a
hundred years, fall into a tunnel leading to the Underworld.
There they find themselves in a dark and nightmarish place
where characters from Greek mythology exist alongside
terifying, monstrous beings. Their horrifying journey and
need to get back to the real world is full of exciting events.
While it may be a bit much for pre-teens to deal with, more
mature readers will keep turning the pages to find out what
dreadful thing is going to happen next.
Match questions 1-10 with the reviews (A-E). The
reviews may be chosen more than once.
1. Which book is probably too frightening for young readers?
The Deadly Trap by Jan
Burchett & Sara Vogler
2. Which book is about regaining something that has been lost?
Young hero Sam is taken back 300 years onto
his favourite pirate ship, the Sea Wolf, where the
pirates are planning to steal some English gold.
Within minutes he meets the new shipmate,
Mick, who Sam suspects is not all he claims to
be. The other
3. Which book contains an element of humour?
4. Which book involves a journey into the past?
เall like him, but Sam is not
5. Which book features a character who may be hiding something?|
So sure and sets 3
the others refuse to believe it, going ahead with
a trap that Mick fals into but
6. Which book is being turned into a film?
their piracy plans involving Mick. Sam and his
close friend Charlie have to find a way to stop
Mick's plan. This is a fast-moving tale, which
brings to mind the old-fashioned adventure
7. Which book has a main character who is not very sociable?
8. Which book is one of a series of novels?
stories of such classic writers as Stevenson and
9. Which book takes some ideas from another work?
10. Which book includes a character interested in magic and games?
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