2018 marks the two hundredth anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein, a novel which has gone on to occupy a unique place in the collective imagination. In this A2+ article, your pupils will discover Mary Shelley, the teenage author who lived an exceptional life.
These documents about Mary Shelley could be part of a larger sequence dealing with detective stories.
You can find a downloadable "Who Am I?" quiz about Frankenstein's monster below and on our Webpicks page, which can be used as an introduction to this sequence.
Culture, language and structures
- Mary Shelley
- expressing the past
- making hypotheses
- time markers (ago)
- passive voice (was published/was written)
- describing book covers
- expressing similarities and differences (both, whereas, but)
- creating a front and a back cover
For more on the story and the science of Frankenstein, see our Webpicks.
The Give me five 4e textbook has an EPI project on Gothic literature, which can work in combination with this resource.
Download a sample double-page here.
Articles for Class Use
There are articles about Mary Shelley in the Banque de ressources anglais cycle 4 appropriate for A1+, A2 and B1-level pupils. To see the resources, download them or use them online, register now or log in to the Banque de ressources anglais cycle 4 then go to:
Articles de presse > A1+, A2, B1 > Culture et création artistiques > "Mary Shelley".
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