Although August Pullman was born with a facial deformity, he's a normal ten-year-old boy. He plays video games and loves Star Wars. He has a loving family and studies at home, until his parents decide it's time to go to real school.
The GREEN APPLE series is composed of illustrated graded readers. The readers are graded into three levels - Starter, Step 1 and Step 2 - according to structural and lexical criteria, as well as by choice of subject matter.
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• wide variety of interesting activities to promote understanding of the text, as well as all four language skills, lexis and sociocultural awareness and knowledge
• activities in the style of the Cambridge ESOL and Trinity exams
• informative and fascinating cross-curricular dossiers, which explore the historical and cultural background of the text
• a recording on CD of the text in British or American English, with extra listening activities
• extensive vocabulary footnotes, often illustrated
• exit tests (usually in Cambridge ESOL exam format)
• guided internet projects
An answer key and an additional exit test for each reader are available online as a PDF file at the Black Cat website. Further info on grading can be found in the 'The Black Cat Guide to Graded Readers'
Audio CD/CD-ROM Features:
• a full recording of the text playable on any CD player.
• variety of games and activities to help develop ability in all four skills
• in-depth work on particular topics related to the story with special emphasis on lexis development
• practice in either British or American pronunciation and spelling
• easy to understand instructions so that the activities can be done either in class or individually at home
• comprehensive help section offering more information about the content and a complete list of the vocabulary used
• compatible with both PC and Macintosh systems