About the SeriesHelp your students read their way to better English with this new edition of the world's best graded readers - now with a new range of World Stories, fully revised Factfiles, more audio, and new tests. The new edition includes the original Bookworms stories, plus the Starters, Playscripts and Factfiles, making it easy for you to see the full choice of books at each Stage. The highly acclaimed seven-stage system of grading, from Starter to Stage 6, remains the same, helping you to find the right level for all your students. The Oxford Bookworms Library provides superb reading and student / teacher support for the classroom, and is also highly recommended for schools running Extensive Reading Programmes, offering the right range of books that encourage students to read for pleasure.Key Series FeaturesStunning NEW covers, to get students interested from the start.NEW World Stories - collections of short stories written in English from around the world - Africa, Australia, South Asia and more...UPDATED Factfiles, with NEW text and colour photos, and a new look.UPDATED Tests, including a NEW Multiple-choice Test for every book.NEW Teacher's Handbook for each Stage, with answers to the activities in all the books.UPDATED Activity Worksheets with a story summary & worksheets at Stages 1-4.MORE books available with Audio for students to listen to the complete text.Illustrations (including new ones in selected stories) to support the book and help introduce new vocabulary.About the Author information, Glossary and Activities section at the back of every book.FREE answer keys, tests, story summaries, and photocopiable activities from www.oup.com/elt/bookwormsDescriptionTrue Stories700 headwordsWord count: 9,135Also available on audio CDWilliam Shakespeare. Born April 1564, at Stratford-upon-Avon. Died April 1616. Married Anne Hathaway: two daughters, one son. Actor, poet, famous playwright. Wrote nearly forty plays. But what was he like as a man? What did he think about when he rode into London for the first time . . . or when he was writing his plays Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet . . . or when his only son died? We know the facts of his life, but we can only guess at his hopes, his fears, his dreams.
Jennifer Bassett has been a teacher, teacher trainer, editor, and materials writer, and has taught in England, Greece, Spain, and Portugal. She is the Series Editor of the Oxford Bookworms Library, and has written more than twenty original and retold stories for the series, including The Phantom of the Opera, One-Way Ticket, The President's Murderer, and William Shakespeare. Two of her adaptations, Rabbit-Proof Fence and Love Among the Haystacks, have won Language Learner Literature Awards, and three of her other titles have been finalists for the Awards. She has created a new sub-series called Bookworms World Stories, which are collections of short stories written in English from around the world. She has also written original stories for the English Today Readers and Storylines series. Jennifer is series co-adviser, with H.G. Widdowson, of the Oxford Bookworms Collection, volumes of unadapted short stories for advanced learners.