|a"First published in Oxford Bookworms 2003"--T.p. verso.
|aStage 1: 400 headwords.
|aWord count: 5,925.
|aA horse called Silver Blaze -- Monday night at King's Pyland -- John Straker's pockets -- Looking for a horse -- A day at the races -- Holmes has the answers.
|aHorseracing is the sport of kings, perhaps because racehorses are very expensive animals. But when they win races, they can make a lot of money too - money for the owners, for the trainers, and for the people who put bets on them to win. Silver Blaze is a young horse, but already the winner of many races. One night he disappears from his stables, and someone kills his trainer. The police want the killer, and the owner wants his horse, but they can't find them. So what do they do? They write to 221B Baker Street, London, of course - to ask for the help of the great detective, Sherlock Holmes.
|aReaders for new literates.
|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.