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Oxford Bookworms Library Stage 6: American Crime Stories (Audio)

Oxford Bookworms Library Stage 6: American Crime Stories (Audio)

Third Edition

Format: Downloadable audio file

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.

'Curtis Colt didn't kill that liquor store woman, and that's a fact. It's not right that he should have to ride the lightning - that's what prisoners call dying in the electric chair. Curtis doesn't belong in it, and I can prove it.' But can Curtis's girlfriend prove it? Murder has undoubtedly been done, and if Curtis doesn't ride the lightning for it, then who will? These seven short stories, by well-known writers such as Dashiel Hammett, Patricia Highsmith, and Nancy Pickard, will keep you on the edge of your seat.

CEFR B2/C1
Word count 26,500

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-460983-8

Level 6:

2,500-Word Vocabulary

Average Page Count (Main Text):104

Average Word Count: 30,000

Lexile Measures: 680L-980L

Approx. Reading Level: Grades 4-10

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Key features

  • 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
  • Audio improves reading and listening skills
  • Glossaries teach difficult vocabulary
  • Free editable tests for every book
  • Oxford 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.

Part of... Oxford Bookworms Library

Bookworms are the World's Best Leveled Readers Series.

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