<span style="font-style: italic;">"The landlady"</span> (by Roald Dahl) is a gothic (and funny) story about a young man renting a room in London.
vocabulary practice - word match, definitions, word scramble; verbs make, do, have, get
reading comprehension - questions, true/false exercise, opinions/thinking about the text
grammar - tenses: revision (continuous vs simple forms) + time conjunctions
<span style="font-style: italic;">The room itself, so far as he could see in the half-darkness, was filled with pleasant furniture. There was a baby-grand piano and a big sofa and several plump armchairs; and in one corner he spotted a large parrot in a cage. Animals were usually a good sign in a place like this, Billy told himself; and all in all, it looked to him as though it would be a pretty decent house to stay in. Certainly it would be more comfortable than The Bell and Dragon.</span>