In 1918 in the peaceful province of Transkei, South Africa, the Mandela family gave their new baby son the name Rolihlahla – ‘troublemaker’. But the young boy’s early years were happy ones, and he grew up to be a good student and an enthusiastic sportsman.
Who could imagine then what was waiting for Nelson Mandela – the tireless struggle for human rights, the long years in prison, the happiness and sadness of family life, and one day the title of President of South Africa?
Geoffrey Matthews - The Space Invaders (Macmillan Readers)
Date: 3984. Place: the planet Zeron 'Who are you?' Varon asked. What do you want form me?' 'I want to help you, Stefan Varon,' said the voice. 'You kow my name!' said Varon in suprise. No one on zeron knew him. §Yes, I know your name. And I know what you do. I know where you come from. And why you are here. I know everthing. I am Omega'
Alexandre Dumas - John Escott - The Man in the Iron Mask (Macmillan Readers)
"You are about to hear," said Aramis, "an account which few could now give; for it refers to a secret which they buried with their dead...." So begins the magnificent concluding story of the swashbuckling Musketeers, Aramis, Athos, Porthos, and D'Artagnan. Aramis -- plotting against the King of France -- bribes his way into the jail cells of the Bastille where a certain prisoner has been entombed for eight long years. The prisoner knows neither his real name nor the crime he has committed. But Aramis knows the secret of the prisoner's identity...a secret so dangerous that its revelation could topple the King from his throne! Aramis...plotting against the King? The motto of the Musketeers has been "All for one, and one for all." Has Aramis betrayed his friends? Is this the end of the Musketeers
Mark Foster - Phillip Burrows - Oranges in the Snow (Oxford Bookworms)
'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.
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 (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. A fenti részlet jól mutatja a szöveg nehézségi fokát. Ha túl könnyűnek vagy túl nehéznek találod, próbálkozz a sorozat más köteteivel.
Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo (Oxford Bookworms)
Marseille, France, 1815. It is Edmond Dantés' wedding day. But his enemies have other plans, and Edmond is arrested and sent to the terrible island prison of the Château d'If . For fourteen long years he waits for the right moment to escape. And now Edmond is a rich man, with many disguises, and a new name. The Count of Monte Cristo begins his revenge.
Todd Strasser - Jumanji (Penguin Readers)
"Do you want to leave the world behind? Then this game is for you. The first one to finish and shout Jumanji wins the game." But you must finish. Because with the first throw of the dice strange things start to happen. Peter and Judy find they must face lions, crocodiles, rhinoceroses and a hunter with a big gun. Can they finish the game before it finishes them?
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.
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.