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Oxford Bookworms Library Level 2: William Shakespeare e-book

Oxford Bookworms Library Level 2: William Shakespeare 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.

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William Shakespeare. Born April 1564, at Stratfordupon- Avon. Died April 1616. Married Anne Hathaway: two daughters, one son. Actor, poet, famous playwright. Wrote nearly forty plays. But what was he like as a man? What did he think about when he rode into London for the first time... or when he was writing his plays Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet... or when his only son died? We know the facts of his life, but we can only guess at his hopes, his fears, his dreams.

CEFR A2/B1
Word count 9,135

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-465635-1

Level 2:

700-Word Vocabulary

Average Page Count (Main Text):40

Average Word Count: 6,500

Lexile Measures: 390L-980L

Approx. Reading Level: Grades 1-10

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Key features

  • Word count 9,135
  • 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.

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The licence period for this product is perpetual.
The use of this product is subject to the Oxford Learners Bookshelf terms and conditions

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