The African Queen is an old, dirty, ugly, unreliable steamboat. No one would expect a missionary’s sister and a rough, uneducated mechanic to take a boat like that down a dangerous river through the forests of Central Africa. But Rose Sayer and Charlie Allnutt do just that.
Why do they do it? The First World War has just begun, and Rose has a wild and crazy plan. She and Charlie set off down the river and come close to death many times, but they survive all dangers – except the danger of falling in love . . .
Alex Raynham - Future Energy (Oxford Bookworms)
Right now, all over the world, people are using energy. As we drive our cars, work on our computers, or even cook food on a wood fire, we probably do not stop to think about where the energy comes from. But when the gas is gone and there is no more coal - what then?
Jennifer Bassett - 47 Ronin (Oxford Bookworms)
Help your students build reading confidence and fluency with the Oxford Bookworms Library. With adapted American and European literature, teachers can make the Oxford Bookworms Library a part of their English language arts curriculum. English learners and struggling readers can enjoy the same novels that are found in the mainstream curriculum. Available in seven accessible levels, students can choose from more than 150 titles from starter level to advanced for extensive or independent reading.
Barnaby Newbolt - Oceans (Oxford Bookworms)
Thousands of years ago, people looked out across an ocean and asked themselves, 'What is on the other side?' And the bravest of them began to travel and find the answers - beautiful islands, frozen lands, different peoples . . . And there are still interesting questions about the oceans. How do they change our weather? Why does the water go up and down twice a day? Why do most animals and plants live near the land? And what can possibly live at the bottom of the ocean, thousands of metres down, where there is no light? Surely nothing can stay alive in a place like that ...
F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Stories (Penguin Readers)
Benjamin Button is a very strange baby. Born with a white beard, he looks like his grandfather. As years pass, he seems to get younger. This brings many problems, for him and the people around him. In these three stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald, people are not always as they seem.
Josephine Tey - Brat Farrar (Oxford Bookworms)
'You look exactly like him! You can take the dead boy's place and no one will ever know the difference. You'll be rich for life!' And so the plan was born. At first Brat Farrar fought against the idea; it was criminal, it was dangerous. But in the end he was persuaded, and a few weeks later Patrick Ashby came back from the dead and went home to inherit the family house and fortune. The Ashby family seemed happy to welcome Patrick home, but Brat soon realized that somewhere there was a time-bomb ticking away, waiting to explode . . .
István Fekete - Thorn Castle (Bluebird reader's academy)
Egyszerűsített olvasmány angol nyelven. Hasznos segítség a nyelvtanulásban. A kötet olvasásához kb. 1400 szavas szókincs szükséges. Az átfogó szószedetet és szövegértési feladatokat tartalmazó kiadványt nyelvvizsgára, érettségire készülőknek, kikapcsolódásra vágyó nyelvtanulóknak egyaránt ajánljuk.
Stephen Pile - More Heroic Failures (Penguin Readers)
‘We all know that people are really good at doing things badly.’ In these true stories we meet some of these people - the robber who lost more money than he stole, the man who burned down half his house and the fighters who did not fight.
Vicky Shipton - New York (Penguin Readers)
Every year, millions of tourists visit New York--the most exciting city in the world. Read about its history, its sights and its people. What makes New York the city that never sleeps?
Colin Dexter - The Death of Jericho (Oxford Bookworms)
Chief Inspector Morse is drinking a pint of beer. He is thinking about an attractive woman who lives not far away. The woman he is thinking of is hanging, dead, from the ceiling of her kitchen. On the floor lies a chair, almost two metres away from the woman's feet. Chief Inspector Morse finishes his pint, and orders another. Perhaps he will visit Anne, after all. But he is in no particular hurry. Meanwhile, Anne is still hanging in her kitchen, waiting for the police to come and cut her down. She is in no hurry, either.
E. M. Forster - A Passage to India (Oxford Bookworms)
A mysterious incident at the Marabar Caves, involving Adela Quested, newly arrived from England, and Dr Aziz, an Indian doctor, leads to a drama that divides the British and Indian communities in anger, distrust, and fear. Forsters great novel brings to life all the dangers and misunderstandings of colonialism but, as Forster himself wrote, the story is about something wider than politics, about the search of the human race for a more lasting home, about the universe as embodied in the Indian earth and the Indian sky, about the horror lurking in the Marabar Caves...
Benedek Elek - Hungarian Legends (Bluebird Reader's Academy)
Egyszerűsített olvasmány angol nyelven. Hasznos segítség a nyelvtanulásban. A kötet olvasásához kb. 1200 szavas szókincs szükséges. Az átfogó szószedetet és szövegértési feladatokat tartalmazó kiadványt nyelvvizsgára, érettségire készülőknek, kikapcsolódásra vágyó nyelvtanulóknak egyaránt ajánljuk.
Andrew C. Rouse - Audrey V. Rouse - Eating Around Britain
Egyszerűsített olvasmány angol nyelven. Hasznos segítség a nyelvtanulásban. A kötet olvasásához kb. 800 szavas szókincs szükséges. Az átfogó szószedetet és szövegértési feladatokat tartalmazó kiadványt nyelvvizsgára, érettségire készülőknek, kikapcsolódásra vágyó nyelvtanulóknak egyaránt ajánljuk.
Charles Dickens - H. Q. Mitchell - Great Expectations (Graded Readers)
A classic story carefully adapted to suit the needs of learners of English at Intermediate level. This book contains full-colour illustrations to facilitate understanding.
Anne Collins - British Life (Penguin Readers)
Who are the British? This book will tell you about their lives, TV programmes, business, family, life, pets – and the food. This is a book about real people and real life in Britain today.
Robert Louis Stevenson - Treasure Island (Penguin Readers)
A young boy, Jim Hawkins, lives quietly by the sea with his mother and father. One day, Billy Bones comes to live with them and from that day everything is different. Jim meets Long John Silver, a man with one leg, and Jim and Long John Silver go far across the sea in a ship called the Hispaniola to Treasure Island.
Christine Lindop - William and Kate (Oxford Bookworms)
Everybody took photos of Prince William when he first arrived at the University of St Andrews. Crowds of photographers came to the little Scottish town next to the sea and took pictures of this new student - the nineteen-year-old grandson of the Queen of England. But nobody photographed Kate Middleton on her first day at the university. She moved in quietly, ready to begin her studies in art history. She was just an ordinary student with an ordinary future in front of her. Or was she?
Mary McIntosh - Disaster (Oxford Bookworms)
From out of the sky, from under the earth, from far out at sea - disaster comes. We build and invent new things - and sometimes bring disaster on ourselves. Today television and the Internet mean that we can watch disasters as they happen, and see their terrible results. From Pompeii to the Asian Tsunami, from the Great Fire of London to Chernobyl, the stories of disasters are frightening, but they have much to tell us. Disasters bring stories of fear, pain, loss, and death - but also of people whose extraordinary bravery and feeling for others will touch your heart.
Paul A. Davies - Information Technology (Oxford Bookworms)
It is hard to imagine the modern world without information technology. At home, at work, and at play, mobile phones, emails and computers have become part of daily life. The story of information technology is a story of machines - from the ancient abacus to the small powerful computer chips of today. But it is also a story of people. Meet a woman who wrote computer programs two hundred years ago, a teenage millionaire, a man who began with a paperclip and ended with a house - and the criminals who want your name and your money. Come and discover the world of information technology.
Adriana Gabriel - Dragonheart (Penguin Readers)
Young Prince Einon is dying. Only the Great Dragon can help him! But first the boy has to say, 'I won't be a cruel king. I'll love my people and be kind to them.' But Einon is cruel, and everybody in the country is afraid. Now the Dragon, good Sir Bowen and the peasants have to fight in a great battle between Good and Bad.
Rowena Akinyemi - Nelson Mandela (Oxford Bookworms)
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?