Since first published twenty-five years ago, True Stories has provided entertaining stories and
effective reading-skill instruction to English language learners throughout the world, helping them
build language skills through a carefully paced, step-by-step process.
The Silver Edition continues to provide stories whose universal appeal ensures a pleasurable
reading experience and motivates students toward reading fluency.
New to this edition
• New and updated stories maintain the high interest of the series and capture students’
• A colorful new design makes the readings inviting and enhance students’ understanding and
enjoyment of the stories.
• A uniform unit structure runs across all six books* in the edition, making it easy for students to
move seamlessly from one level to the next.
• Audio recordings of every reading. Every story in the series has been recorded and made
available online for students or teachers to download.
• Digital Resources including:
– audio recordings of every reading
– teaching tips
– answer keys
– additional practice activities
• Pre-reading activities introduce the units visually to ease students into the readings.
• Pre- and post-reading exercises develop vocabulary, reading, listening, writing, and speaking skills.
• A structured discussion activity at the end of each unit prompts students to share their own
• Interactive activities for pair and group work are ideal for multilevel classes.
• Mapped to the Global Scale of English
|Publisher:||Pearson Education ESL|
|Product dimensions:||8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.55(d)|
Table of Contents
UNIT 1 Puppy Love
UNIT 2 Surprise! It’s Your Wedding!
UNIT 3 Bad News, Good News
UNIT 4 The Twins of Siam
UNIT 5 The Baby Exchange
UNIT 6 The Ghost
UNIT 7 The Way Home
UNIT 8 Everybody’s Baby
UNIT 9 Pay It Forward
UNIT 10 Please Pass the Bird Brains
UNIT 11 Margaret Patrick . . . Meet Ruth Eisenberg
UNIT 12 Finders Keepers?
UNIT 13 The Husband
UNIT 14 The Auction
UNIT 15 Money to Burn
UNIT 16 The School and the Stamp
UNIT 17 A Long Fishing Trip
UNIT 18 The Surgeon
UNIT 19 Customer Service?
UNIT 20 The Mermaid Balloon
UNIT 21 The Two Lives of Mary Sutton
UNIT 22 Two Strangers