It is May 1940. Western democracies are falling into Nazi hands. Britain must prepare for invasion any day. The fate of the world lies on the shoulders of one man. This is the thrilling account of how British Prime Minister Winston Churchill changed the course of history over 25 intense days during World War II.Penguin Readers is a series of the best new fiction, essential non-fiction and popular classics written for learners of English as a foreign language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully adapted, the series introduces language learners around the world to the bestselling authors and most compelling content from Penguin Random House. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework and include language activities that help readers to develop key skills.Darkest Hour, a Level 6 Reader, is B1+ in the CEFR framework. The longer text is made up of sentences with up to four clauses, introducing future continuous, reported questions, third conditional, was going to and ellipsis. A small number of illustrations support the text.