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Owl Hall

Owl Hall, by Robert Campbell and Lindsay Clandfield, is a gripping teenage mystery story told in thirteen spooky parts. But that’s not all … find out all about Owl Hall and everything it has to offer you and your students here!

The Owl Hall experience

Owl Hall is more than just an audio series. In addition to the audio serialization here on onestopenglish, there is also an Owl Hall Reader  and anOwl Hall website.

Listenandread… with Owl Hall, your learners can do both!

The audio serialization on onestopenglish

This works as a standalone audio version of the story, following the main character Kara and her experience at spooky Owl Hall. Kara’s story is told here in thirteen parts and each episode comes with an accompanying lesson plan, which includes student worksheets, full audio transcripts and answer keys. Episode 1 is free to all onestopenglish users, and you can also read Lindsay Clandfield’s article on getting more out of Owl Hall, which gives lots of extra suggestions for using Owl Hall in the classroom.

Additionally, you can read a blog written by author Robert Metcalf herewho uses Owl Hall as part of his regular teen class. 

The book

To complete the Owl Hall multimedia experience, check out the Owl Hall Reader. This is a new type of Macmillan Reader where the website is an integral part of the story, just as it is here on onestopenglish. Kara accesses the Owl Hall website throughout the story, and students are encouraged to refer to the website at certain points in the book.

The website

Find out all about Owl Hall – the house itself, the people you might meet here and their stories. Explore Owl Hall and take a video tour. Learn more about Kara, another visitor to Owl Hall, by reading her blog. Add your comments about the blog and about Owl Hall. And listen to the podcasts to learn more about the stories happening all around you at Owl Hall. Find the website here.

Inside Owl Hall

  • Owl Hall: Episode 12: A new beginning

    Author: Lindsay Clandfield Level: Pre-intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomAudio materialPrint material

    In the twelfth and final episode, Kara finds out what Owl Hall is … You can download the mp3 file for Episode 12, plus a lesson plan (with student worksheets, full transcript and answer keys) written by Lindsay Clandfield and check out the website.

  • Owl Hall: Episode 11: Kara's story two-part special – Part 2

    Author: Lindsay Clandfield Level: Pre-intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomAudio materialPrint material

    In the second part of the eleventh episode, Kara tells John the full story about Martin and the fire …You can download the mp3 file for Episode 11 – Part 2, plus a lesson plan (with student worksheets, full transcript and answer keys) written by Lindsay Clandfield and check out the website.

  • Owl Hall: Episode 11: Kara's story two-part special – Part 1

    Author: Lindsay Clandfield Level: Pre-intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomAudio materialPrint material

    In the first part of the eleventh episode, Kara tells John about the ‘incident’…You can download the mp3 file for Episode 11 – Part 1, plus a lesson plan (with student worksheets, full transcript and answer keys) written by Lindsay Clandfield and check out the website.

  • Owl Hall: Episode 10: An important discovery

    Author: Lindsay Clandfield Level: Pre-intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomAudio materialPrint material

    In the tenth episode, Kara and John go to the house on the hill and find out that Owl Hall is under surveillance …You can download the mp3 file for Episode 10, plus a lesson plan (with student worksheets, full transcript and answer keys) written by Lindsay Clandfield and check out the website.

  • Owl Hall: Epsiode 9: Missing Martin

    Author: Lindsay Clandfield Level: Pre-intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomAudio materialPrint material

    In the ninth episode, Kara demands that her mum and Howard tell her where Martin is …You can download the mp3 file for Episode 9, plus a lesson plan (with student worksheets, full transcript and answer keys) written by Lindsay Clandfield and check out the website .

  • Owl Hall: Episode 8: Keep Out

    Author: Lindsay Clandfield Level: Pre-intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomAudio materialPrint material

    In the eighth episode, Kara meets her mystery friend, who takes her to a beautiful lake … You can download the mp3 file for Episode 8, plus a lesson plan (with student worksheets, full transcript and answer keys) written by Lindsay Clandfield and check out the website.

  • Owl Hall: Episode 7: A noise in the night

    Author: Lindsay Clandfield Level: Pre-intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomAudio materialPrint material

    In the seventh episode, Kara has a bad dream about Owl Hall that takes a sinister turn … You can download the mp3 file for Episode 7, plus a lesson plan (with student worksheets, full transcript and answer keys) written by Lindsay Clandfield and check out the website.

  • Owl Hall: Episode 6: Something bad

    Author: Lindsay Clandfield Level: Pre-intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomAudio materialPrint material

    In the sixth episode, Kara goes to the barn to see her mystery ‘friend’ but their meeting is interrupted by her brother, Martin. You can download the mp3 file for Episode 6, plus a lesson plan (with student worksheets, full transcript and answer keys) written by Lindsay Clandfield and check out the website.

  • Owl Hall: Episode 5: The bedroom

    Author: Lindsay Clandfield Level: Pre-intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomAudio materialPrint material

    In the fifth episode, Kara’s mystery ‘friend’ doesn’t appear at the barn because she didn’t go alone, so they arrange another meeting. You can download the mp3 file for Episode 5, plus a lesson plan (with student worksheets, full transcript and answer keys) written by Lindsay Clandfield and check out the website.

  • Owl Hall: Episode 4: Spy catching

    Author: Lindsay Clandfield Level: Pre-intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomAudio materialPrint material

    In the fourth episode, Kara discovers a spooky house on a hill and receives a mysterious message from ‘a friend’. You can download the mp3 file for Episode 4, plus a lesson plan (with student worksheets, full transcript and answer keys) written by Lindsay Clandfield and check out the website.

  • Owl Hall: Episode 3: Feeling awkward

    Author: Lindsay Clandfield Level: Pre-intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomAudio materialPrint material

    In the third episode, Kara produces her first blog entry and video and then has a nasty surprise! You can download the mp3 file for Episode 3, plus a lesson plan (with student worksheets, full transcript and answer keys) written by Lindsay Clandfield and check out the website.

  • Owl Hall: Episode 2: Exploring

    Author: Lindsay Clandfield Level: Pre-intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomAudio materialPrint material

    In this second spooky episode, Kara, her brother, Martin, and their mum, Janet, arrive at Owl Hall. While Janet makes dinner, Kara and Martin explore the house. You can download the mp3 file for Episode 2, plus a lesson plan (with student worksheets, full transcript and answer keys) written by Lindsay Clandfield and check out the website.

  • Getting more out of Owl Hall

    Author: Lindsay Clandfield Level: Pre-intermediate Type: Article, Teaching notes

    Lindsay Clandfield gives a whole host of extra tips and suggestions for extending Owl Hall in the classroom so that you and your students can really make the most of this exciting new series.

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    Owl Hall: Episode 1: Arrival

    Author: Lindsay Clandfield Level: Pre-intermediate Type: General lesson plan Audio materialPrint material

    In the first episode of this brand-new spooky serialization we meet Kara, her brother, Martin, and their mum, Janet, who are all travelling to the mysterious Owl Hall. You can download the mp3 file for Episode 1, plus a lesson plan (with student worksheets, full transcript and answer keys) written by Lindsay Clandfield and check out the website.

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