|aDavid Copperfield /|cCharles Dickens ; retold by Clare West.
|aOxford :|bOxford University Press,|cc2008.
|a104 p. :|bill. ;|c20 cm.
|aOxford bookworms library. Classics. Stage 5
|aStage 5: 1800 headwords.
|aWord count: 24,770.
|a"First published in Oxford Bookworms 1994"--Title page verso.
|a'Please, Mr Murdstone! Don't beat me! I've tried to learn my lessons, really I have, sir!' sobs David. Although he is only eight years old, Mr Murdstone does beat him, and David is so frightened that he bites his cruel stepfather's hand. For that, he is kept locked in his room for five days and nights, and nobody is allowed to speak to him. As David grows up, he learns that life is full of trouble and misery and cruelty. But he also finds laughter and kindness, trust and friendship and love.
|aReading comprehension|vProblems, exercises, etc.
|aEnglish language|vTextbooks for foreign speakers.
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.