Nobody could predict the consequences when ravishing Zuleika Dobson arrives at Oxford, to visit her grandfather, the college warden. Formerly a governess, she has landed on the occupation of prestidigitator, and thanks to her overwhelming beauty - and to a lesser extent her professional talents - she takes the town by storm, gaining admittance to her grandfather's college. It is there, at the institution inspired by Beerbohm's own alma mater, that she falls in love with the Duke of Dorset.
Narrator or character? Reality or fiction? In this tender work of cinema, Boilet recounts an intimate love story in today's T?ky? between an everyday Japanese girl, Yukiko, and her occidental lover. Passionate, gentle, fresh and vibrant, it is a love so strong it hurts. Quietly paced, the story unfolds in a host of innovative techniques both narrative and visual.
Fall in love with Elizabeth and Mr Darcy... It is a truth universally acknowledged that Pride and Prejudice is the greatest love story ever written in the English language. When Elizabeth meets Mr Darcy she finds him arrogant and aloof. He in turn is determined not to be impressed by her beauty and wit. But will they realize that first impressions are not always to be trusted? Oxford Children's Classics present not only the original and unabridged story of Pride and Prejudice but also help you to discover a whole world of new adventures with an amazing assortment of recommendations and activities.
Данная серия представляет профессионально подобранную библиотеку для подростков и старшеклассников, куда включены адаптированные версии классической и современной литературы, а также истории из реальной жизни. Серию отличает четкая уровневая система, обеспечивающая понимание содержания учащимися соответствующих уровней владения английским языком. Отличительные характеристики серии: • 10 страниц различных упражнений для развития умений чтения: задания до чтения текста, подготавливающие учащихся к чтению; упражнения по ходу чтения, поддерживающие интерес к чтению; послетекстовые задания на понимание содержания и обсуждение прочитанного; • Информация об авторе; • Популярные истории, превращающие чтение в удовольствие; • Истории, специально написанные для Oxford Bookworms Library для начинающих изучение английского языка, и адаптации известнейших произведений классических и современных писателей для владеющих языком на более высоком уровне с учетом разноуровневой лингвистической компетенции; • Более 50 наименований в комплекте с аудиокассетами. В данную серию также входят: Oxford Bookworms Library Teacher’s Handbooks — методическое пособие для преподавателей по использованию серии Oxford Bookworms Library, включающее ответы к заданиям, разрешенные для ксерокопирования тесты и ключи к ним. Oxford Bookworms Library Activity Worksheets — содержат дополнительные материалы для уровней 1–4.
A level 1 Oxford Bookworms Library graded readers. Retold for Learners of English by Jennifer Bassett. A woman and a man… words of love whispered on a summer night. Later, there is a child, but no wedding-ring. And then the man leaves the first woman, finds a younger woman, marries her… It's an old story. Yes, it's an old, old story. It happens all the time – today, tomorrow, a hundred years ago. People don't change. But this story, set among the green hills of southern England, has something different about it. Perhaps it is only a dream, or perhaps it is magic – a kind of strange dark magic that begins in the world of dreams and phantoms…
Adaptation is a key talking point when a novel is turned into a film. Some people love them whilst others disagree. But what makes an adaptation? Can a film adaptation still be the same as a the original novel, or is it just a unique way of telling the same story. I will look at what makes an adaptation and why fans disagree over whether they are true to the original text. The directors vision of the story
This brand new edition Berlitz Handbook is designed to teach the rudiments of French verb function and structure. It features clear explanations along with practical examples, making it an outstanding reference tool. It is ideal for students of all levels and will complement any Berlitz self-teach course.
‘I knew what I wanted – Someone who wouldn’t laugh or scowl or turn away in disgust when I confessed my darkest fantasies. Someone who had a brush, and a belt, and a set of cuffs and was not afraid to use them.’ Based on the author’s real life experiences, this is a fictional account of a submissive and her quest for the perfect dominant. Dark Secret Love is a modern-day Story of O with a kinky fairy-tale twist.
A level 3 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Written for Learners of English by William Shakespeare. There are broken hearts and kisses and then weddings, so this is a story about love. There are actors who are funny because they cannot act, so it is also a story that makes people laugh. And there are fairies, spirits of the night, so it is a story about mischief and magic too. What happens when love and laughter come together with magic in an Athenian forest? A Midsummer Night's Dream was written in about 1596 and is one of Shakespeare's most popular plays. It has been retold for Bookworms, not as a play, but as a story.
Lets begin with what LIFE OF PI isnt. Its not a Man against Nature survival story. Its not a story about zoos or wild animals or animal husbandry. Its not ROBINSON CRUSOE or SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON. Its not a literary version of CASTAWAY or OPEN WATER, and its not a "triumph against all odds, happily ever after" rescue story. To classify it as such would be like classifying THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA as a story about a poor fisherman or MOBY DICK as a sea story. Or THE TRIAL as a courtroom drama, THE PLAGUE as a story of an epidemic, HEART OF DARKNESS as a story about slavery, or ANIMAL FARM as an animal adventure.
Easy to use in the classroom or as a tool for revision, Oxford Literature Companion Workbooks provide student-friendly support for a range of popular GCSE set texts. Each write-in workbook offers a range of varied and in-depth activities to deepen understanding and encourage close work with the text, covering characters, themes, performance, language and contexts. Each workbook also includes a comprehensive Skills and Practice section, which provides advice on assessment and sample student exam answers. This workbook covers An Inspector Calls by JB Priestley.
The hero suddenly receives a message from the past and goes to an unheard of adventure, to revive the deceased. What is it, somebody’s joke, a rally or really invented the Elixir of Eternal Life? But real life puts everything in its place. The adventure turns into a deadly danger, and love is an official necessity. The story is quickly read, it is really interesting. There are here also characteristic characters, there is a twisted plot and an unexpected ending.
A level 2 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Written for Learners of English by Peter Dainty. All he wanted to do was to marry the woman he loved. But his country said 'No!' He was Edward VIII, King of Great Britain, King of India, King of Australia, and King of thirty-nine other countries. And he loved the wrong woman. She was beautiful and she loved him – but she was already married to another man. It was a love story that shook the world. The King had to choose: to be King, or to have love… and leave his country, never to return.