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Descripción: One of the most universally studied of the English classics, Beowulf is considered the finest heroic poem in Old English.

This epic poem tells the story of Beowulf, a warrior who becomes famous by helping Hrothgar, King of
the Danes. Beowulf kills first Grendel, a horrible demon who terrorizes the Danes every night, and then Grendel's
vengeful mother. Beowulf returns to his own country to become king. Late in life he decides to fight a dangerous dragon and…

Verb tenses Present Continuous: future
plans and activities Past Perfect Simple:
narrative, reported speech Future with
will: offers, promises, predictions, etc
Modal verbs could: possibility
should (present and future reference):
advice might (present and future reference):
possibility used to + infinitive (past habits)

In this Reader you will find:
Background information about this poem | Culture and society in the Middle Ages | Glossary of difficult
words | Comprehension and grammar activities | Final test

Adventure | Fantasy