|aThe card /|cArnold Bennett ; retold by Nick Bullard ; illustrated by Simon Gurr.
|aOxford :|bOxford University Press,|cc2008.
|a72 p. :|bill. ;|c20 cm.
|aOxford Bookworms Library. Human interest. Stage 3
|a"First published in Oxford Bookworms Library 2002"--Title page verso
|aStage 3: 1000 headwords.
|aWord count: 11,100.
|aEvery town should have a 'card' - someone who gets talked about, someone who does mad and wonderful things, someone who makes you laugh. Bursley in the Five Towns has a 'card': Edward Henry Machin (Denry for short). Denry begins life in a poor little house where the rent is twenty-three pence a week. But before he's thirty, he's made a lot of money, and had more adventures than you and I have had hot dinners. The town of Bursley never stops talking about him. Whatever will young Denry do next?
|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.