Penguin Readers

These brand-new graded readers are the perfect solution for teaching English as a foreign language or, alternatively, they can be used with struggling readers to improve their literacy skills. Each level corresponds with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) to ensure the grammar and vocabulary are carefully controlled.

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These brand-new graded readers are the perfect solution for teaching English as a foreign language or, alternatively, they can be used with struggling readers to improve their literacy skills. Each level corresponds with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) to ensure the grammar and vocabulary are carefully controlled.

  • Clear progression across eight levels to offer a structured and rewarding reading programme.
  • Mixture of classic and contemporary fiction, as well as high-interest non-fiction, to ensure readers are engaged.
  • Every book contains a unique code to download your free accompanying eBook and audio recording.
  • Each book includes a glossary for key vocabulary, comprehension questions and follow up activities with further lesson plans, video tutorials and worksheets available for free online.

Each Penguin Reader begins with a short introduction to the story or text, and some introductory questions to help orientate the students towards the subject matter of the story or text.

The story or text (especially at the lower levels) contains clear and attractive illustrations. At Starter level and Level 1, many stories are in the form of graphic novels so that the text is well supported.

Any difficult vocabulary is explained in a picture dictionary (at lower levels), and in a glossary at the back of the book. This new vocabulary is also recycled in the text where possible to increase its exposure.

Comprehension questions directly follow the text and test the students’ understanding of each chapter. When students have finished reading the entire book there is a set of questions that test their understanding of the story or text as a whole. An exercises section follows the comprehension questions. Most chapters have either a grammar-, vocabulary- or comprehension-orientated question dedicated to them.