'Soon I felt something alive moving along my leg and up my body to my face, and when I looked down, I saw a very small human being, only fifteen centimetres tall . . . I was so surprised that I gave a great shout.' But that is only the first of many surprises which Gulliver has on his travels. He visits a land of giants and a flying island, meets ghosts from the past and horses which talk . . .
The Penguin Book of Very Short Stories has been specially written for intermediate students of English. These eleven stories are exciting and intriguing. Set in locations all around the world with plots that cover romance, fantasy and comedy, they are so short that they can easily be read in a single sitting.
Each story is full of useful language, idioms and everyday expressions, and a short section at the back of the book provides glossaries, language practice exercises and discussion questions.
ESCOTT, John : The missing coins (300 words) Penguin Readers Level 0
AUDIO ONLY (of 13-page book ) 300 headwords
Pete and Carla are both students at the University of Bath. One day in summer they are walking round the city and decide to look at some very old coins and stamps in a shop. Pete wants to buy some, but they are too expensive. Later that afternoon the coins are missing from the shop and the shopkeeper wants to find Pete.
Primary Classic Readers - The Ugly Duckling (Level 1)
New Editions Primary Classic Readers is a three-level series of classic tales comprising some of the best-loved children's stories. The stories have been retold and carefully adapted for each level. The books are graded in terms of vocabulary and grammar to reflect students' capabilities at each level, making reading for pleasure in English simple and enjoyable.
Pete and Nicky are staying at Oldstone Hall. It is midnight, and they are sleeping. There is a noise. "What is it?" says Pete. Pete and Nicky go upstairs. Two men suddenly run past them. One man drops a book. "Look as this book", says Nicky.
The book tells about a secret room. But where is it? And why do the men want to find it?
The stories The Secret of Oldstone Hall are carefully graded and are written for young teenagers.