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Oxford Bookworms Library Level 3: The Kiss: Love Stories from North America e-book

Oxford Bookworms Library Level 3: The Kiss: Love Stories from North America e-book

Format: e-book (Kindle, Kobo, ebooks.com, Android, RM Books, Apple devices, OLF)

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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Love stories with a difference... There's a kiss by a fireside that was a mistake, there's a man-hating aunt by the seaside, and a gunman in Texas wanting a fight. There's a white heron flying over a forest, and a messenger running between two benches in a park. And of course, there's a girl who meets a boy... These love stories are by US writers Kate Chopin, Stephen Crane, Sarah Orne Jewett, O. Henry, and Canadian writer Lucy Maud Montgomery (author of the famous Anne of Green Gables).

CEFR B1
Word count 12,732

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-463027-6
  • Print Length (pages): 80

Level 3:

1,000-Word Vocabulary

Average Page Count (Main Text):56

Average Word Count: 10,000

Lexile Measures: 420L-1040L

Approx. Reading Level: Grades 2-10

Educational discount pricing

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Key features

  • Word count 12,732
  • Read at a comfortable level with word count and CEFR level for every book
  • Illustrations, photos, and diagrams support comprehension
  • Activities build language skills and check understanding
  • Glossaries teach difficult vocabulary
  • Free editable tests for every book
  • Available from Kobo, Kindle, ebooks.com, the iBookstore, Google Play and more

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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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