A World of Fiction 2: Timeless Short Stories

Series
Pearson
Author
Sybil Marcus / Daniel Berman  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
3
Language
English
Total pages
276
Pub.-date
January 2014
ISBN13
9780133046175
ISBN
0133046176


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9780133046175
A World of Fiction 2: Timeless Short Stories
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Description

A World of Fiction calls upon students' diverse language and critical thinking skills as they discover the pleasure and rewards of reading fiction. This expanded series (Level 1: High Intermediate; Level 2: Advanced) is designed to help students sharpen their reading, vocabulary, grammar, and writing skills. Each level contains 16 unabridged stories.


Highlights

  • The stories are ideal for literary analysis, language practice, and lively cross-cultural discussion.
  • Each level features selections by noteworthy authors — (Book 1) Raymond Carver, Dorothy
    Parker, Tim O’Brien, and Kate Chopin. (Book 2) James Joyce, Louise Erdrich, Woody Allen,
    and Alice Walker.
  • Reading selections guide students through understanding plots, exploring themes, analyzing styles,
    making judgments and cross-cultural connections, and debating the issues that are explored.
  • Extended Vocabulary in Context sections cover idioms, phrasal verbs, and other areas of
    vocabulary enrichment.
  • Writing activities include both expository and creative assignments in which students are led to
    incorporate the language skills featured in the chapter.
  • Expanded Critical Thinking sections encourage students to analyze stories and connect them to their own experiences. 

Table of Contents

HUSBANDS, WIVES, AND LOVERS

 

1 Can-Can Arturo Vivante
 Analyzing Style    Irony
 Symbol
 Grammar in Context  Forms Ending in —ing
 Vocabulary Building   Fixed Expressions with and
  Unfamiliar Words

 

2 The Cranes   Peter Meinke
 Analyzing Style   Inference
 Setting
 Simile
 Black Humor
 Grammar in Context   Wishes
 Vocabulary Building   Prepositions
Oxymoron

 

3 The Kugelmass Episode Woody Allen
 Analyzing Style   Dialogue
 Flat Characters
 Anachronism
 Allusion
 Grammar in Context   The Passive Voice
 Vocabulary Building   Verbs That Introduce Dialogue
  Idioms

 

4 An Intruder 
 Nadine Gordimer
 Analyzing Style   Simile and Metaphor
 Grammar in Context   Adjective Clauses
  Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Adjective Clauses
 Vocabulary Building  Adjectives

 

 

PARENT AND CHILD

 

5 Powder   Tobias Wolff
 Analyzing Style   Repetition
 Alliteration
 Grammar in Context   Participial Phrases
Dangling Modifiers
Sentence Fragments
 Vocabulary Building   Alliterative Expressions
Prepositions

 

6 Mother   Grace Paley
 Analyzing Style   Flashback
 Tone
 Grammar in Context   Past Tenses
 Vocabulary Building   Words in Context

 

7 Eveline  James Joyce
 Analyzing Style   Imagery
 Flashback
 Grammar in Context   Parallel Structure: Coordinating Conjunctions
Parallel Structure: Correlative Conjunctions
 Vocabulary Building   Descriptive Verbs
Idiomatic Expressions

 

8 My Oedipus Complex   Frank O’Connor
 Analyzing Style   Humor
 Grammar in Context   Linking Verbs
  Phrasal Verbs
 Vocabulary Building   Denotation and Connotation

 


LONELINESS AND ALIENATION

 

9 Disappearing   Monica Wood
 Analyzing Style   Ellipsis
 Imagery
 Grammar in Context   Agreement of Pronoun and Antecedent
Indefinite Pronouns
 Vocabulary Building   Dealing with Unfamiliar Words

 

10 A Pair of Silk Stockings   Kate Chopin
 Analyzing Style   Inference
 Grammar in Context   Reflexive Pronouns
 Vocabulary Building   Collocations with Noncount Nouns
  Adjectives

 

11 Everyday Use   Alice Walker
 Analyzing Style   Round Characters
  First-Person Narration
 Grammar in Context   Prepositional Phrases
  The Expression Used To
 Vocabulary Building   Phrasal Verbs

 

12 The Red Convertible  Louise Erdrich
 Analyzing Style   Point of View
 Voice
 Foreshadowing
 Grammar in Context   Compound Sentences
 Vocabulary Building   Phrasal Verbs with Multiple Meanings

 

 

SOCIAL CHANGE AND INJUSTICE


13 EPICAC   Kurt Vonnegut
 Analyzing Style   Personification
Colloquialisms
 Grammar in Context   Adverbs
  Irregular Adverbs
 Vocabulary Building   Confusing Word Pairs
  Idioms Containing Body Parts

 

14 Like A Winding Sheet   Ann Petry
 Analyzing Style   Dialect
Imagery
 Grammar in Context   Adverbial Clauses
  Punctuation of Adverbial Clauses
 Vocabulary Building   Synonyms

 

15 A Drink in The Passage   Alan Paton
 Analyzing Style   Frame Story
Irony
Inference
 Grammar in Context   Conditionals
 Vocabulary Building   Prepositions

 

16 The Catbird Seat   James Thurber
 Analyzing Style   Understatement
 Grammar in Context   Noun Clauses
 Vocabulary Building   Idioms Containing Colors
Legal Vocabulary

Back Cover

A World of Fiction calls upon students' diverse language and critical thinking skills as they discover the pleasure and rewards of reading fiction. This expanded series (Level 1: High Intermediate; Level 2: Advanced) is designed to help students sharpen their reading, vocabulary, grammar, and writing skills. Each level contains 16 unabridged stories.


Highlights

  • The stories are ideal for literary analysis, language practice, and lively cross-cultural discussion.
  • Each level features selections by noteworthy authors — (Book 1) Raymond Carver, Dorothy
    Parker, Tim O’Brien, and Kate Chopin. (Book 2) James Joyce, Louise Erdrich, Woody Allen,
    and Alice Walker.
  • Reading selections guide students through understanding plots, exploring themes, analyzing styles,
    making judgments and cross-cultural connections, and debating the issues that are explored.
  • Extended Vocabulary in Context sections cover idioms, phrasal verbs, and other areas of
    vocabulary enrichment.
  • Writing activities include both expository and creative assignments in which students are led to
    incorporate the language skills featured in the chapter.
  • Expanded Critical Thinking sections encourage students to analyze stories and connect them to their own experiences.