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  • Published: 5 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241463406
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64
  • RRP: $14.99

Penguin Readers Starter Level: The Scissor Man Caves (ELT Graded Reader)



Penguin Readers is a graded reading series for English Language Teaching (ELT) markets, designed for teenagers and young adults learning English as a foreign or second 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 Scissor-Man, 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.

Zara and Joe go with their class to the Gerlock Caves. "There's a story about the Gerlock Caves," Zara tells her teacher. "There's a man. He walks in those caves at night and throws scissors at people."

  • Published: 5 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241463406
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64
  • RRP: $14.99

About the authors

Alix Bosco

Alix Bosco lives in Auckland, New Zealand and is a successful writer in other media.

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