Hermann has never played cards. He is German, rational and pragmatic. Hermann does not believe
you can ever win at cards. Every evening he sits with his friends until five o'clock in the morning
and watches them play, win and lose. Hermann is not rich, his father left him a small capital, but he
does not want to risk his money. One day, after a game of cards, his friend, officer Tomsky, tells a
story about his grandmother, who knows the secret of three cards, and how these cards can
make you win a lot of money. Hermann can’t forget the story. He must learn the secret of the three
winning cards, he must win a lot of money! Hermann finds himself in front of the house where
Tomsky's grandmother lives. At the window of the house he sees a young beautiful lady. This
moment decides his fate.
- cultural and historical information about Russia at the beginning of the XIX century.
ELI Graded readers RKI/TRFL A1/A2 A. Pushkin. Queen of Spades
Author: Olesya Baltak
This book contains:
- before- and after-reading activitiesthe
- story of Hermann and the Queen of Spades
- a glossary on each page
- topic-related picture vocabulary “Playing Cards”, “Clothes”, “Rooms and Furniture”,
- “Telling the Time”set expressions related to the word “soul”
- A. Pushkin’s biography
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