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Oxford Bookworms Library: The Accidental Tourist

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Oxford Bookworms Library: The Accidental Tourist

Level 5: 1,800 Word Vocabulary

Format: Paperback
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FINALIST: The Language Learner Literature Award 2005

Everyday life in Baltimore, USA, is full of problems - getting the washing done, buying groceries and dog food, avoiding the neighbors . . . After the death of his son and the departure of his wife, Macon's attempts to run his own life become increasingly desperate - and more and more odd.Meanwhile, he has to get on with his work, writing tourist guides for business people. Then his dog Edward starts to bite people, and he has to send for Muriel, the dog trainer. And day by day, Macon's life gets more and more complicated.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-479215-8
  • Price: $ 10.00
  • Pages: 112
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 198x129 mm

Level 5:

1,800-Word Vocabulary

Average Page Count (Main Text):88

Average Word Count: 23,000

Lexile Measures: 590L-980L

Approx. Reading Level: Grades 3-10

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Key features

  • Word count 24,810

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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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