The second short story this year is “The Cask of Amontillado” by the American writer Edgar Allan Poe. Click here to download a printed copy of all the short stories for the three terms.
Activity 1: First of all, let’s learn more about Edgar Allan Poe. Visit this website and find out about him as a person and as a writer. Send a comment to this post with the most interesting information about Poe’s biography and about his most important literary works.
Activity 2: Here is the link to the text of the short story. Read the story and make a list with the words you did not understand.
Activity 3: Finally, this is a link to an animated story about “The Cask of Amontillado”. The song included is by the band Allan Parson Project released in the year 1976.
Here is the lyrics video with the lyrics of the song:
If you want to read a bilingual version, click here.
Activity 4: Finally, listen to another short story written by Edgar Allan Poe: “The Tell Tale Heart”: