Stories for Schools: The Guitar by Sevim Ak

Stories for Schools is a British Council Turkey project to provide students with high-quality English language short stories

The Guitar is a short story written by Sevim Ak, a popular Turkish writer of novels and short stories for children.

Set in an unknown Turkish city, the story tells about a boy whose dream is to be a great guitarist. The only problem is that he can’t play…or can he? Read about how one day in the park everything suddenly goes right for Alper.        

Level: A2-B1  

Age: 14-17 (but activities included which may appeal to younger learners) 

This ‘kit’ was designed by Turkish materials writers. 

The kit below includes activities for you to print and copy, the complete text, and teachers' notes. The kit needs to be used selectively as each contains activities likely to appeal to different age groups.

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