Pride & Prejudice

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Scholastic, 2007 - England - 88 pages

Extensive reading improves fluency and there is a real need in the ELT classroom for motivating graded material that will encourage students to read.

Teachers will be keen to promote Jane Austen's well-known classic to their students.

The reader is illustrated with full-colour stills from the 2005 movie starring Keira Knightley.

  • LEVEL 3-4
  • BOOK ONLY
  • Also perfect for native English speaking children who are struggling learning to read
  • Full colour stills from the filmbring the story to life and aid comprehension
  • Fact Filesection provides a background to Jane Austen, and gives a historical and social context for her work
  • People and Placessection provides clear visual context before students start reading
  • Self-study activities enable students to check their progress as they read

Series Information

  • Popcorn ELT Readers is a series of low-level graded readers aimed at younger students who are beginning to learn English as a Foreign Language.
  • The series covers three levels from Level 1 (Early Beginner) to Level 3 (High Beginner) and is aimed at students aged eight to eleven years.
  • Each reader is available in Book Only or Book and CD formats.
  • The CD features an audio recording of the story for reading along.
  • There are also online resource sheets providing step-by-step lesson plans, extra activities and downloadable flashcards.

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About the author (2007)

Jane Austen's life is striking for the contrast between the great works she wrote in secret and the outward appearance of being quite dull and ordinary. Austen was born in the small English town of Steventon in Hampshire, and educated at home by her clergyman father. She was deeply devoted to her family. For a short time, the Austens lived in the resort city of Bath, but when her father died, they returned to Steventon, where Austen lived until her death at the age of 41. Austen was drawn to literature early, she began writing novels that satirized both the writers and the manners of the 1790's. Her sharp sense of humor and keen eye for the ridiculous in human behavior gave her works lasting appeal. She is at her best in such books as Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and Emma (1816), in which she examines and often ridicules the behavior of small groups of middle-class characters. Austen relies heavily on conversations among her characters to reveal their personalities, and at times her novels read almost like plays. Several of them have, in fact, been made into films. She is considered to be one of the most beloved British authors.

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