Penguin Readers are written by specialist ELT authors. The language, vocabulary, style and content of every book is carefully graded to make sure it suits the learner's own language ability.Every Penguin Reader has a range of activities in the book and accompanying Factsheet to help increase comprehension and develop reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
The Student Book features:Authentic material for all the new types of passages and questions on the test.Diagnostic pre-tests and post-tests that allow students to identify strengths and weaknesses and assess improvement in each section.Practice sections for the four skills: - Reading provides practice exercises in the new test formats, including filling in a table or chart and paraphrasing. - Listening provides authentic conversations between two people in an academic setting and academic lectures with new questions about a speaker's attitude or purpose. - Speaking includes personal and expository tasks and integrated tasks. - Writing consists of expository and integrated tasks: reading/listening/writing.Eight mini-tests that preview the test's integrated four-skills format.Two complete practice tests that familiarize students with the actual test format and timing.The CD-ROM features: Completely different material from the Student Book. Practice sections for all parts of the test, including speaking. Eight mini-tests, and two complete tests. Pop-up explanations for all items on the CD-ROM. Easy-to-use scoring and record-keeping to monitor progress.
Original / American English Martin Luther King had a dream. He wanted blacks and whites to live together happily. But in America in the 1950s and 1960s, all men were not equal. King led peaceful protests against the government and won changes for the blacks of America. But has King's dream really come true today? This Pack contains a Book and MP3
Classic / British English This collection brings together some of the best examples of late nineteenthand early twentieth-century short stories. Some are about ordinary people to whom something unexpected happens. Others are about unusual characters or events. Some of the stories are funny and others are more serious. All of them are highly enjoyable. This Pack contains a Book and MP3
Some people choose adventure. Others suddenly find themselves in danger in their ordinary lives. This book tells the true stories of survivors. In the Antarctica cold or the Sahara Desert heat, in the wide Atlantic Ocean or a small Rwandan bathroom, these people have known terrible suffering -- but have lived.
Listen to audio presented by Literary Affairs: Jane Austen's "Northanger Abbey."View our feature on Jane Austen. During an eventful season at Bath, young, naive Catherine Morland experiences the joys of fashionable society for the first time. She is delighted with her new acquaintances: flirtatious Isabella, who shares Catherine's love of Gothic romance and horror, and sophisticated Henry and Eleanor Tilney, who invite her to their father's mysterious house, Northanger Abbey. There, her imagination influenced by novels of sensation and intrigue, Catherine imagines terrible crimes committed by General Tilney. With its broad comedy and irrepressible heroine, this is the most youthful and and optimistic of Jane Austen's works.
Classic / British English There are three exciting short stories in this book. They are all about ... fear! Three people are in dangerous places. What can they do? Will anybody help them? This Pack contains a Book and MP3
Contempory / American English A little visitor from the stars who finds Earth fascinating but misses his family, he wants to 'go home'. Can his friend Elliot him him? The story of one of this world's favoutite movies.
Classic / British English Resting one night on a boat on the River Thames, Charlie Marlow tells his friends about his experiences as a steamboat captain on the River Congo. There, in the heart of Africa, his search for the extraordinary Mr Kurtz caused him to question his own nature and values - and the nature and values of his society. This Pack contains a Book and MP3
Contemporary / American English Ten-year-old Tonya Hailey is attacked and raped by two local men. Carl Lee, Tonya's father, shoots them. Now only his lawyer and friend, Jake Brigance, stands between him and the electric chair. Is there a legal defense for Carl Lee's actions? This Pack contains a Book and MP3
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Original / British English London is one of the great cities of the world. It is the biggest city in Britain and in Europe. In 1900, it was the biggest city in the world. In this book you will find a lot of interesting information about London. You will read about its history from Roman times. You will learn about its famous people - and the shops, museums and palaces of this exciting city. This Pack contains a Book and MP3
Contemporary / American English Apollo 13 is an exciting movie - and a true story! It is Monday, April 13, 1970 and Apollo 13 is flying to the Moon. Suddenly, something goes wrong. The ship is losing power and oxygen. Will the astronauts walk on the Moon? Will they get home again? Book and MP3 pack/
Some guests are invited to a lonely mansion on Indian Island by a host who, surprisingly, fails to appear. First there were ten, each with something to hide and something to fear. On the island they are cut off from everything but each other and the inescapable shadows of their own past lives. One by one, the guests share the darkest secrets of their wicked pasts and, one by one, they die. This is considered by many readers the best mystery novel ever written.
Contemporary / American English Allie Fox hates the United States and he hates the twentieth century. He takes his wife and children to the jungle in Honduras to find a new, simpler way of living. But things go wrong, and their lives become much worse and more frightening than anything back home. This Pack contains a Book and MP3
Guy Haines is travelling through Texas on a train when a stranger invites him to share a meal. But the stranger has a terrible plan. ‘You murder my father, and I’ll murder your wife,’ he suggests. So begins Guy’s journey into a world of madness, lies and death.