On 13 May 1866 New Zealand’s subantarctic islands were the scene of a bizarre shipwreck. The General Grant, which was sailing from Melbourne to London with 83 people on board, was wrecked in the mouth of a cave. This book recounts the facts of the shipwreck and tells of the fifteen survivors and their struggle for survival in the harsh conditions of the Auckland Islands.
Shipwreck and Survival (in combination with Blackline Masters and a CD) provides extensive reading, or listening and reading, for students of Year 9 and beyond. The compelling storyline of this historical text and its graded language make Shipwreck and Survival particularly appropriate for reluctant readers, and adult learners. In addition, the text can be used to provide fluency practice for secondary school students, ESL students and new residents from non-English-speaking backgrounds.