Can you advise please?
I have two private, male students, both 20 years old.
I have assessed them at the intermediate level.
As part of their speaking and listening lesson plan I want to work through a story.
Can anyone recommend an English (UK English) book for us to read and work through, one that is relatively modern but avoiding common slang and idioms? We tried The Thirty Nine Steps by John Bucan, an excellent story, but the level of English, sentence construction were too advanced, also many words were outdated. We then tried Treasure Island by R.L.S., and that too had outdated, archaic words.
Help, what can someone recommend ?