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The Thirty-Nine Steps

STAGE 2 Pre-Intermediate | 800 headwords | A2 | Key | Classic


John Buchan

An adventure novel featuring Richard Hannay, an all-action hero with a stiff upper lip and a miraculous knack for getting himself out of sticky situations.

Richard Hannay is bored. He is all alone in a big city, and he wants something to happen, anything. One evening, when he gets back home, someone is waiting for him. This someone will leave him with a question, and Hannay must find an answer. His future, and indeed the future of the whole of Europe depends on it. The question is, what are the thirty-nine steps?


Verb tenses, Present Simple and Present

Continuous - Past Simple and Past

Continuous - Present Perfect -

Future forms – Will, Going to, Ing form -

Modals – can (ability, permission), could

(ability in the past), shall (suggestions),

should (advice), may (possibility), must

(obligation), need (necessity)

In this Reader you will find:

Information about John Buchan | A section focusing on

background and context | A glossary of difficult words

| Comprehension activities | An exit test


Animals | Friendship | Adventure

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THE THIRTY NINE STEPS + Audio CD - Young Adult ELI Readers

ISBN: 9788853632333

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