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The Gift of the Magi: Part 1

Part 1 of this story introduces us to one of the main protagonists, Della, who despite having little money, is desperate to buy her husband an extra-special Christmas present. In this lesson, the students will: briefly discuss the topic of gift-giving; listen to the introduction and familiarize themselves with the narrator’s voice and pace; listen to the first half of the story, focusing on the main events and information; listen carefully to a short extract and raise their awareness of pace and pausing; predict the events in the second half of the story and act out a scene between the two main characters.

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Readers' comments (4)

  • Greetings from Saigon.
    Thanks so much for a nice gift of Christmas. I love the story. Look forward to its part 2 and hope it also would be free to all onestopenglish users.

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  • Part 2 of this story will be published at the beginning of December, available to all subscribers. We hope you enjoy using this material with your classes.

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  • ...and will there be a cost to subscribers?

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  • Could you please advise when Part 2 of this story will be available? Thank you

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