Set Texts 2007
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Every year Cambridge ESOL renews two books on the reading list for the Writing Paper –Part 2.
The Cambridge ESOL set books for 2007 are:
- * Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Three Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Penguin Readers or any edition)
- * George Orwell, 1984 (Penguin Readers or any edition)
- Arthur C Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey (Penguin Readers or any edition)
- Richard Prescott, Officially Dead (Heinemann ELT)
*Set also in 2006. All publishers suggested by Cambridge ESOL.
For details of where to find the 2006 books online, see our previous posting. Now let’s have a look at the newly added books on the list.
This is a simplified book for upper-intermediate students (2200 headwords). The paperback edition is 120 pages long and brings a CD. This is not available for free. However, the publishers offer downloadable worksheets with answers in Pdf format on their site here:
2001: A Space Odyssey
The Book (266 pages unabridged)
Here you can find the full text, summaries, themes and character analysis:
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from Magic."
More Food for Thought
Arthur C Clarke. Net – Home to all things Clarkean.
This site includes a collection of interviews with Arthur Clarke. I recommend reading this one done back in 1993 at the writer’s home in
Teachers –and why not students- might enjoy this one too. Here Clarke discusses the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education.
And what about the famous Space Odyssey film?
Coming up soon on the FCE Blog. Stay tuned!