Oxford Bookworms Library Level 5: The Riddle of the Sands e-book with audio

Oxford Bookworms Library Level 5: The Riddle of the Sands e-book with audio

Format: Online resource (Android, Kindle, Apple devices, OLF, RM Books, Kobo)

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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When Carruthers joins his friend Arthur Davies on his yacht Dulcibella, he is expecting a pleasant sailing holiday in the Baltic Sea. But the holiday turns into an adventure of a different kind. He and Davies soon find themselves sailing in the stormy waters of the North Sea, exploring the channels and sandbanks around the German Frisian Islands, and looking for a secret - a secret that could mean great danger for England. Erskine Childers' novel, published in 1903, was the first great modern spy story, and is still as exciting to read today as it was a hundred years ago.

CEFR B2
Word count 22,885

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-463201-0
  • Print Length (pages): 112

"The most consistent of all series in terms of language control, length, and quality of story."

David R. Hill, Director of the Edinburgh Project on Extensive Reading.

Key features

  • Word count 22,885
  • 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
  • Audio improves reading and listening skills
  • 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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Perfect for use in and out of class the Oxford Bookworms Library gives you:

Choice - Students can choose from over 270 books, across a wide range of genres – from crime, fantasy and thrillers, to classics, plays and non-fiction. There’s something for everyone!

Comfort and Consistency - Bookworms are written to a carefully designed language syllabus, judged to be “the most consistent of all series in terms of language control, length, and quality of story” by David R. Hill (ELT journal review). The reliable grading and variety of books available means students practise and improve their English by reading at a comfortable level, with books that really interest them.

Extra Teacher Support - Free editable tests for every book makes it easy to use readers with your class, test your students’ knowledge, and check their comprehension. For more ways of using Bookworms in and out of class watch the Oxford Big Read step-by-step video tips with downloadable worksheets.

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