Penguin Readers Level 1: Roald Dahl Esio Trot (ELT Graded Reader)

Penguin Readers Level 1: Roald Dahl Esio Trot (ELT Graded Reader)

Summary

Learn English with Esio Trot! A Penguin Readers book. Discover fifteen famous Roald Dahl adventures, adapted for learners of English aged 7+. Can you read them all?

Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reader series for learners of English as a foreign language. With simplified text, illustrations and language learning exercises, the print edition also includes instructions to access supporting material online.

In these Penguin Readers editions, Roald Dahl's stories have been aligned to the CEFR framework A1 to A2+, in four levels. Each book is also Lexile measured. The graded readers feature illustrated new words, language activities, and fun games between chapters, encouraging students and teachers to structure learning and make real progress. Every book also includes projects and discussions.

Visit the Penguin Readers website for downloadable quizzes, worksheets and answer keys, as well as accompanying audio and a digital version of the book.

Esio Trot, a Level 1 Reader, is A1 in the CEFR framework. Short sentences contain a maximum of two clauses, introducing the past simple tense and some simple modals, adverbs and gerunds. Illustrations support the text throughout.

Mr Hoppy loves Mrs Silver, but Mrs Silver does not know this. She only loves her tortoise, Alfie. Mr Hoppy is very sad. But then, he has a clever idea! What does Mr Hoppy do? And why is he buying 100 tortoises?

About the authors

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was a spy, ace fighter pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor. He was also the author of Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and many more brilliant stories.
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Quentin Blake (Illustrator)

Quentin Blake has been drawing ever since he can remember. He taught illustration for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art, of which he is an honorary professor. He has won many prizes, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, the Eleanor Farjeon Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal, and in 1999 he was appointed the first Children’s Laureate. In the 2013 New Year’s Honours List he was knighted for services to illustration.
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