Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reader series for learners of English as a foreign language. With carefully adapted text, new illustrations and language learning exercises, the print edition also includes instructions to access supporting material online.
Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction, introducing language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content.
The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework of Reference for language learning (CEFR). Exercises at the back of each Reader help language learners to practise grammar, vocabulary, and key exam skills. Before, during and after-reading questions test readers' story comprehension and develop vocabulary.
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Exclusively with the print edition, readers can unlock online resources including a digital book, audio edition, lesson plans and answer keys.
White Teeth is the story of three very different families who live close together in London in the 1980s and 1990s. The Bowdens are part-Jamaican; the Iqbals are from Bangladesh; and the Chalfens are English, white and "intellectual". The story looks at how people's pasts affect their lives now, and the lives and futures of their children.
The author's portrait, by Toyin Ojih Odutola, is the first of a woman with an afro in the London gallery.
When platonic love fails, the heartbreak can be as difficult as any other break-up. Here, we select books and authors who offer useful perspectives, from Zadie Smith to Ruth Jones to Irvine Welsh.