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A level 5 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by Clare West. In a gloomy, neglected house Miss Havisham sits, as she has sat year after year, in a wedding dress and veil that were once white, and are now faded and yellow with age. Her face is like a death’s head; her dark eyes burn with bitterness and hate. By her side sits a proud and beautiful girl, and in front of her, trembling with fear in his thick country boots, stands young Pip. Miss Havisham stares at Pip coldly, and murmurs to the girl at her side: ‘Break his heart, Estella. Break his heart!’

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A level 5 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by Clare West. '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.

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A level 3 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by Clare West. Christmas is humbug, Scrooge says – just a time when you find yourself a year older and not a penny richer. The only thing that matters to Scrooge is business, and making money. But on Christmas Eve three spirits come to visit him. They take him travelling on the wings of the night to see the shadows of Christmas past, present, and future – and Scrooge learns a lesson that he will never forget.…

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A level 6 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by Richard Rogers. London in the 1830s was no place to be if you were a hungry ten-year-old boy, an orphan without friends or family, with no home to go to, and only a penny in your pocket to buy a piece of bread. But Oliver Twist finds some friends – Fagin, the Artful Dodger, and Charley Bates. They give him food and shelter, and play games with him, but it is not until some days later that Oliver finds out what kind of friends they are and what kind of 'games' they play…

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A level 4 Oxford Bookworms Library graded readers. Retold for Learners of English by Ralph Mowat. ‘The Marquis lay there, like stone, with a knife pushed into his heart. On his chest lay a piece of paper, with the words: Drive him fast to the grave. This is from JACQUES.’ The French Revolution brings terror and death to many people. But even in these troubled times people can still love and be kind. They can be generous and true-hearted… and brave.

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Аудиокнига предназначена для развития навыков аудирования и чтения и адресована учащимся 7–8 классов школ с углубленным изучением английского языка, лицеев, гимназий, студентам колледжей и неязыковых вузов, а также лицам, изучающим английский язык самостоятельно или под руководством преподавателя (базовый словарь около 1400 слов). Аудиокнига содержит отрывки из знаменитого романа Чарлза Диккенса «ОЛИВЕР ТВИСТ» (“OLIVER TWIST”) [1838] и краткую биографию писателя (материалы для топика). К каждой части предлагаются словарь и комментарии, а также вопросы и задания, позволяющие контролировать понимание содержания и развивать навыки устной речи. Книга адаптирована и прочитана носителем языка. Наряду с фонограммой на диске имеется текст книги, который может быть использован для облегчения восприятия аудиозаписи.