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Oxford Bookworms Library: The Scarlet Letter

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Oxford Bookworms Library: The Scarlet Letter

Level 4: 1400-Word Vocabulary

Third Edition

Scarlet is the colour of sin, and the letter "A" stands for "Adultery". In the 1600s, in Boston, Massachusetts, love was allowed only between a husband and a wife. A child born outside marriage was a child of sin. Hester Prynne must wear the scarlet letter on her dress for the rest of her life. How can she ever escape from this public shame? What will happen to her child, growing up in the shadow of the scarlet letter? The future holds no joy for Hester Prynne. And what will happen to her sinful lover - the father of her child?

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-479183-0
  • Price: $ 10.00
  • Pages: 96
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 198x129 mm

Level 4:

1,400-Word Vocabulary

Average Page Count (Main Text):72

Average Word Count: 16,000

Lexile Measures: 380L-1070L

Approx. Reading Level: Grades 3-10

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Key features

  • Word count 15,965
  • Read at a comfortable level with word count and CEFR level on every cover
  • Illustrations, photos, and diagrams support comprehension
  • Activities build language skills and check understanding
  • Glossaries teach difficult vocabulary
  • Free editable tests for every book
  • Selected Bookworms are available for your tablet or computer through the Oxford Learner's Bookshelf

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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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