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  • Published: 19 October 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241520819
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $18.99

Penguin Readers Level 7: The Children Act (ELT Graded Reader)



Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reading series, designed for teenagers and young adults learning English as a foreign language.

With carefully adapted text, new illustrations, language practise activities and additional online resources, the Penguin Readers series introduces language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content. Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction.

The Children Act, a Level 7 Reader, is B2 in the CEFR framework. The longer text is made up of sentences with up to four clauses, introducing future perfect simple, mixed conditionals, past perfect continuous, mixed conditionals, more complex passive forms and modals for deduction in the past.
Fiona Maye is a successful High Court judge in Family Law, but now her own marriage is in trouble. She is asked to hear the urgent case of Adam, a very sick seventeen-year-old boy who is refusing medical treatment. Fiona goes to meet Adam, and both their lives are changed.

  • Published: 19 October 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241520819
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $18.99

About the author

Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan is the critically acclaimed author of seventeen books. His first published work, a collection of short stories, First Love, Last Rites, won the Somerset Maugham Award. His novels include The Child in Time, which won the 1987 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award; The Cement Garden; Enduring Love; Amsterdam, which won the 1998 Booker Prize; Atonement; Saturday; On Chesil Beach; Solar; Sweet Tooth; The Children Act; Nutshell; and Machines Like Me, which was a number-one bestseller. Atonement, Enduring Love, The Children Act and On Chesil Beach have all been adapted for the big screen.

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