Stage 3 - Intermediate - 1000 headwords B1
The story traces the life of David Copperfield from
childhood to maturity.
In this Reader you will find:
information about Charles Dickens
Family | Friendship | Love | Adventure
David Copperfield looks back on the first twenty-five
years of his life. He is only eight years old when his
mother, a young pretty widow, remarries. Unfortunately
Mr Murdstone is not a good husband or father. David is
sent away to school and only returns home when tragedy
strikes. Unloved and unwanted, he is sent to work in a
factory. But David is a resourceful boy and determines to
find a better life for himself.
Tenses: Present simple: states, habits. Past simple: finished
time. Past continuous: actions in progress at a specific
time in past, interrupted actions. Present perfect simple:
indefinite past, unfinished past. Past perfect: narrative.
Futures: will/shall, present continuous Verb forms:
Imperatives. Passives: present, past simple. Gerunds: after
verbs, prepositions Conditionals: 1st conditional: possible
present/future. 2nd conditional: hypothetical present/future.
Reported speech: statements, questions, commands.