Cover Worksheets

CECR : B2, C1

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The Fifth Child

In The Fifth Child, Doris Lessing explores the theme of the family and looks into one mother’s relationship with her son, a freakish intractable child. The theme is at the heart of adolescents’ preoccupations and should provide opportunities both for reading a contemporary classic and discussing the way our society deals with people with mental disabilities.