Level 6: Tess of the D’Urbervilles
When Jack and Joan Durbeyfield learn that their ancestors were the d’Urbervilles – a rich and well-known family – they hope it will make their lives better. They send their eldest daughter, Tess, to introduce herself to some „relatives“. There, Tess meets Alec d’Urberville, who immediately notices her beauty. The terrible event that follows changes her life forever.
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.
Tess of the D’Urbervilles, a Level 6 Reader, is B1+ in the CEFR framework. The longer text is made up of sentences with up to four clauses, introducing future continuous, reported questions, third conditional, was going to and ellipsis. A small number of illustrations support the text.
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