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Oxford Bookworms Library Level 4: A Time of Waiting: Stories from Around the World

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Oxford Bookworms Library Level 4: A Time of Waiting: Stories from Around the World

Format: Paperback

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.

When did you last meet a polar bear, or go to a magician for help? These stories offer many different experiences. Some are strange, some are scary, some are sad, some are blackly funny. A few are shocking - when Lin Lin returns home for a funeral, she learns a dark and terrible family secret which may destroy her. Bookworms World Stories collect stories written in English from around the world. These stories are from Australia, Canada, India, Malaysia, Nigeria, Singapore, South Africa, and Trinidad.

CEFR B1/B2
Word count 13,874

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-479460-2
  • Pages: 96
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 198x129 inches

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

Educational discount pricing

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Key features

  • Word Count 13,874
  • 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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Part of... Oxford Bookworms Library

Bookworms are the World's Best Leveled Readers Series.

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