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Oxford Bookworms Library Level 1: The Elephant Man e-book

Oxford Bookworms Library Level 1: The Elephant Man e-book

Format: Online resource

Classics, modern fiction, non-fiction and more. Written for secondary and adult students the Oxford Bookworms Library has seven reading levels from A1-C1 of the CEFR.

Read this e-book on the Oxford Learner's Bookshelf - available for iPad, Android, and online.

He is not beautiful. His mother does not want him, children run away from him. People laugh at him, and call him 'The Elephant Man'. Then someone speaks to him - and listens to him! At the age of 27, Joseph Merrick finds a friend for the first time in his life. This is a true and tragic story. It is also a famous film.

CEFR A1/A2

Word count 5,400

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-465497-5

Level 1:

400-Word Vocabulary

Average Page Count (Main Text):40

Average Word Count: 5,200

Lexile Measures: 310L-960L

Approx. Reading Level: Grades 1-10

Educational discount pricing

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Key features

  • Word count 5,400
  • Read at a comfortable level with word count and CEFR level for every book
  • Illustrations, photos, and diagrams support comprehension
  • Interactive activities build language skills and check understanding
  • Slow down audio to build listening skills
  • Glossaries with audio teach difficult vocabulary and pronunciation
  • Free editable tests for every book
  • Track reading progress and earn certifcates with the Reading Diary

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This award-winning collection of adapted classic literature and original stories develops reading skills for low-beginning through advanced students.

Accessible language and carefully controlled vocabulary build students’ reading confidence.

Introductions at the beginning of each story, illustrations throughout, and glossaries help build comprehension.

Before, during, and after reading activities included in the back of each book strengthen student comprehension.

Audio versions of selected titles provide great models of intonation and pronunciation of difficult words.

Why read?


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How to buy


The Elephant Man is available as an e-book, with interactive features designed specifically for language learners. Available for iPad and tablets for Android via the Oxford Learner's Bookshelf app and online on a computer at www.oxfordlearnersbookshelf.com. Learners study online or on a tablet and their work syncs between devices.

Institutions can buy access codes for their students. Find out more.

Students can also buy e-books as an in-App purchase.

Part of... Oxford Bookworms Library

Bookworms are the World's Best Leveled Readers Series.

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