’Everything’s ready now. We can do the experiment,’ says your assistant Joe. You are the famous scientist Mary Durie working in a laboratory in Alaska. When you discover something very new and valuable, other people want to try to steal your idea – can you stop them before they escape?
Starters are an introductory level to the new Oxford Bookworms Library, suitable for readers in their first or second years of learning English. The Starters series are original stories in a variety of formats: narrative, interactive, and comic strip. They contain glossaries and exercises and are carefully graded in structure and vocabulary.
Tim Vicary - Titanic (Oxford Bookworms)
On a quiet sea, the biggest ship in the world is waiting. There is no noise from the engines. Up in the night sky there are hundreds of stars. Behind the ship, an iceberg - a great mountain of ice - goes slowly away into the black night. In the beautiful first-class rooms, rich passengers eat and listen to music. Down in the third-class cabins, families sleep. An exciting new life is waiting for them in America. But for many of the people in this small 'city on the sea', this is their last night alive...
Tim Vicary - White Death (Oxford Bookworms)
White Death - Sarah Harland is nineteen, and she is in prison. At the airport, they find heroin in her bag. So, now she is waiting to go to court. If the court decides that it was her heroin, then she must die. She says she did not do it. But if she did not, who did? Only two people can help Sarah: her mother, and an old boyfriend who does not love her now. Can they work together? Can they find the real criminal before it is too late? (Word count 6,600)
John Grisham - The Firm (Penguin Readers)
Mitch McDeere is a young, intelligent and ambitious lawyer. When he gets a job with a top law firm in Memphis he is delighted. But soon Mitch discovers that the firm is listening to his phone calls, and the FBI want to speak to him ...It is impossible to put this book down. It has also been released as a major film starring Tom Cruise.
Eleanor H. Porter - Bill Bowler - Pollyanna (Oxford Dominoes)
When Pollyanna's farther dies, she goes to live with her Aunt, Miss Polly Harrington. Miss Harrington likes doing good, but she doesn't like children very much! Pollyanna always tries to find the good in everything. She soon makes many different people in her new home feel happier. But is Miss Polly's life going to change for better or worse after her niece arrives? And what happens to Pollyanna when she has a very bad accident?
Frigyes Karinthy - Please, Sir (Bluebird reader's academy)
Ismert magyar irodalmi művek rövidített változatainak angol fordításai három nyelvi szinten nyelvvizsgára, érettségire készülőknek, kikapcsolódásra vágyó nyelvtanulóknak, átfogó szószedettel és szövegértési feladatokkal.
Géza Ottlik - School at the Frontier
Géza Ottlik School at the Frontier -B2 szint Bluebird Reader's Academy sorozat: Ismert magyar irodalmi művek rövidített változatainak angol fordításai három nyelvi szinten nyelvvizsgára, érettségire készülőknek, kikapcsolódásra vágyó nyelvtanulóknak, átfogó szószedettel és szövegértési feladatokkal.
Jane Austen - Northanger Abbey (Macmillan Readers)
England - 1802. Catherine Morland visits the city of Bath with Mr and Mrs Allen. She meets the Tilneys and falls in love with Henry Tilney. The Tilneys invite Catherine to their home, Northanger Abbey.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Sherlock Holmes (Huron's Easy Reader)
A Huron's Easy Reader köteteit akkor kezdd el gyűjteni, ha már kívánod, hogy jó angol-amerikai irodalmat olvass eredetiben, és ebben eddig legfőképpen a szókincsed és a nagyszótár mérete akadályozott meg. Tényleg akkor kell átnézned a jobb hasábba, ha az olvasásban elakadsz egy ismeretlen szónál. Ennek az angol szónak a kezdőbetűjénél megtalálod a jelentését.
Oscar Wilde - The Canterville Ghost (Easy Readers)
A funny and touching story about the American family Otis, who move into an old English castle where a ghost has walked for three hundred years. But the Otises are not afraid of the ghost. On the contrary, it soon becomes the other way round. When the ghost howls around the castle at night, Mr Otis gives him oil for his chains and Mrs Otis offers him medicine. The smaller children play tricks on him and frighten him. Only the kind-hearted, fifteen year old Virginia Otis feels sorry for the poor ghost, and through her innocence and courage she is able to help him to eternal rest.
Peter Benchley - Jaws (Penguin Readers)
This Level 2, Elementary "Penguin Reader" contains 500 words and tells the story of Amity, a quiet town near New York, that gets terrorized by a Great White Shark. Policeman Brody is a good policeman and tries to close the beaches, but people won't listen to him. "Penguin Readers" is a series of simplified stories which introduces the reader step-by-step to classics, best-sellers, film-titles and original stories. Each text contains exercises, an introduction and information about the syllabus. They are published at six levels, from Beginner (300 words) to Advanced (3000 words).
John Escott - The Ghost of Genny Castle (Penguin Readers)
Claire goes to stay with her Aunt Min in a village that has an old castle, with a black tower. The castle has a dangerous secret, but what is it and can Claire find out? "Penguin Readers" is a series of simplified novels, film novelizations and original titles that introduce students at all levels to the pleasures of reading in English. Originally designed for teaching English as a foreign language, the series' combination of high interest level and low reading age makes it suitable for both English-speaking teenagers with limited reading skills and students of English as a second language. Many titles in the series also provide access to the pre-20th century literature strands of the National Curriculum English Orders. "Penguin Readers" are graded at seven levels of difficulty, from "Easystarts" with a 200-word vocabulary, to Level 6 (Advanced) with a 3000-word vocabulary. In addition, titles fall into one of three sub-categories: "Contemporary", "Classics" or "Originals". At the end of each book there is a section of enjoyable exercises focusing on vocabulary building, comprehension, discussion and writing. Some titles in the series are available with an accompanying audio cassette, or in a book and cassette pack. Additionally, selected titles have free accompanying "Penguin Readers Factsheets" which provide stimulating exercise material for students, as well as suggestions for teachers on how to exploit the Readers in class.
Sarah Williams - Kevin Hood - Becoming Jane (Penguin Readers)
Jane, a 20-year-old writer falls in love with Tom Lefroy who studies law. Jane’s romance inspired her to write Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. Read the story of Jane Austen and how she became one of the greatest writers of English literature.
Charles Dickens - Hard Times (Oxford Dominoes)
Thomas Gradgrind believes that facts and money are more important than feelings and imagination. After Cissy Jupe a circus child is left alone in the world, Gradgrind takes her into his house, looking after her and teaching her facts with his own children Tom and Louisa. Some years later the Gradgrind family meets hard times. Louisa becomes a prisoner in a loveless marriage, and Tom has problems at work. In the end, Thomas Gradgrind learns the importance of feelings and imagination.
William Shakespeare - Macbeth (Penguin Readers)
Macbeth, a brave soldier, is trusted by the Scottish king. Then a strange meeting with three witches makes him greedy for power. Macbeth wants to be king. He and his evil wife make murderous plans. But how many people will have to die before their dreams come true? This Penguin Reader play is written for acting - making English come alive.
Lucy Maud Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables (Penguin Readers)
The Cuthberts ask the orphanage for a boy to help at their farm, but a little girl steps off the train. Anne causes chaos at Green Gables, but her good nature wins everyone's heart.
Ismeretlen szerző - Tales from the Arabian Nights (Penguin Readers)
Tales from the Arabian Nights is a collection of stories from Persia, Arabia, India and Egypt which were brought together over hundreds of years. Stories include Aladdin and the Lamp, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and more.