|aOxford bookworms library. Human interest. Stage 1.
|aStage 1: 400 headwords.
|aWord count: 4,720.
|a"First published in Oxford Bookworms, 1997"--Title page verso.
|aChristmas 1957 -- England 1995 -- The accident -- Nobody understands Carol -- Some visitors for Carol -- Who is Pavel? -- The music must come first.
|a"Josef was born in Prague, but he left his home city when he was a young man. He is an old man now, and he would like to see Prague again before he dies. But he is afraid. He still remembers another Christmas in Prague, many long years ago - a Christmas that changed his life forever ..."--Page 4 of cover.
|aEnglish language|vTextbooks for foreign speakers.
|aReading comprehension|vProblems, exercises, etc.
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.