The Great Gatsby - With Audio Level 5 Oxford Bookworms Library

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0194631044
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 112
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A level 5 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read. Retold for Learners of English by Clare West. Gatsby's mansion on Long Island blazes with light, and the beautiful, the wealthy, and the famous drive out from New York to drink Gatsby's champagne and to party all night long. But Jay Gatsby, the owner of all this wealth, wants only one thing - to find again the woman of his dreams, the woman he has held in his heart and his memory for five long years. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece, is one of the great American novels of the twentieth century. It captures perfectly the Jazz Age of the 1920s, and goes deep into the hollow heart of the American Dream.

The Great Gatsby

Author: Francis Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780141194059
Category: First loves
Page: 197
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Story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when, The New York Times remarked, "gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession". An exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s that resonates with the power of myth.

The Last Sherlock Holmes Story

Author: Michael Dibdin
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571290493
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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There can be no question that the contents of this book will prove extremely controversial. Many people will be deeply shocked by the nature of Watson's statement. Many will no doubt prefer to reject it rather than surrender the beliefs of a lifetime. Others will at least regret that two of the great mysteries of crime are finally solved... An extraordinary document comes to light which for fifty years had been held on deposit by the bankers of the deceased John Herbert Watson MD - better known as Dr Watson. The document, written by Dr Watson himself, opens in the East End of London in 1888. Three women have been savagely murdered. To calm the public outcry, Scotland Yard approaches London's most eminent detective, Sherlock Holmes, and asks him to investigate the killer. Can Holmes solve the mystery of Jack the Ripper? And why has this story been suppressed for so long?

The Oxford Book of American Short Stories

Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199744394
Category: Fiction
Page: 873
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Presents a collection of fifty-nine familiar and unfamiliar stories by such writers as John Cheever, Ray Bradbury, Flannery O'Connor, Edmund White, and Richard Wright.

Oxford Bookworms Library: Stage 6: Cry Freedom

Author: John Briley,Rowena Akinyemi
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780194792561
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 120
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They said Steve Biko was a man of violence; then why did he talk of peace? They said he wanted revolution; so why did he talk of friendship? They said he died of hunger; why was his body broken and bruised ? This is the story of a man's fight with the government of South Africa. It is the story of ail people who prefer truth to lies. It is the story of ail people who cry 'Freedom', and who are not afraid to die.

Uncle Sam Wants You

World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen
Author: Christopher Capozzola
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199830967
Category: History
Page: 352
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Based on a rich array of sources that capture the voices of both political leaders and ordinary Americans, Uncle Sam Wants You offers a vivid and provocative new interpretation of American political history, revealing how the tensions of mass mobilization during World War I led to a significant increase in power for the federal government. Christopher Capozzola shows how, when the war began, Americans at first mobilized society by stressing duty, obligation, and responsibility over rights and freedoms. But the heated temper of war quickly unleashed coercion on an unprecedented scale, making wartime America the scene of some of the nation's most serious political violence, including notorious episodes of outright mob violence. To solve this problem, Americans turned over increasing amounts of power to the federal government. In the end, whether they were some of the four million men drafted under the Selective Service Act or the tens of millions of home-front volunteers, Americans of the World War I era created a new American state, and new ways of being American citizens.

The Life of Noah

Author: Orlandito Gonzalez
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781983512124
Page: 128
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Noah Delgado is a young Puerto Rican man living in the city of New York. He works at The Network as a hockey analyst. He is very committed to his work and he shows great ethics at his job. He visits his father every Sunday at the nursing home, but all of a sudden, his father doesn't want to see him anymore and he notifies the nursing home administration of his request. After strict orders from the nursing home administration, Noah stops visiting his father and he loses contact with him. However, six months later, Noah's father died. After the sudden death of his father, Noah receives a strange letter from a lawyer's office notifying the date of the reading of the Will. Completely shocked, Noah decides to visit the lawyer's office on the date stipulated and receives an envelope. This new envelope includes a letter, a list, and a notebook. After reading the letter, Noah will begin a quest to solve the riddle of the letter.

The Enemy

Author: Desmond Bagley
Publisher: Collins
ISBN: 9780008211295
Page: 336
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Oxford Bookworms

Author: Rowena Wakefield
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780194209519
Page: 72
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Word count 5,830 Read at a comfortable level with word count and CEFR level on every cover Illustrations, photos, and diagrams support comprehension Activities build language skills and check understanding Glossaries teach difficult vocabulary Free editable tests for every book

Contemporary Topics 3

21st Century Skills for Academic Success
Author: David Beglar,Neil L. Murray
Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
ISBN: 9780134400792
Category: English language
Page: 134
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Now in a fourth edition, Contemporary Topics expands on its highly respected approach to developing academic listening and study skills. Organized around realistic college lectures, the text guides learners through carefully sequenced activities in skills such as note-taking, focusing attention, intensive listening, and vocabulary building. It also helps students evaluate their interests and explore possible career paths. New to This Edition New subject areas, presented as one-on-one academic lectures, emphasize professional applications such as software engineering, multimedia design, information technology, urban planning, and social psychology. Learning Outcomes listed at the outset of each unit let students know the goals of each unit and what their learning experience will be. New audio interviews with topic experts provide context for the upcoming unit lecture. Bottom-up listening and pronunciation exercises emphasize important principles and improve real-time perception. An oral presentation activity, supported by specific preparation and delivery strategies, concludes each unit and includes the opportunity for peer evaluation. Proficiency assessments composed of short academic audio lectures and multiple-choice exams simulate TOEFL-style test format for practice on high-stakes tests. New Essential Online Resources include audio, video, and teacher materials (assessments, teaching notes, answer keys, audioscripts, presentation points, and more). Other Highlights Corpus vocabulary drawn from the Academic Word List ensures that students are exposed to core academic vocabulary. Collaborative activities with presentation strategies and peer evaluations allow students to make connections and develop critical thinking skills. Unit comprehension tests assess students' grasp of key concepts presented in the unit lecture. Mapped to the Global Scale of English.

Bristol Murder

Author: Philip Prowse
Publisher: Macmillan Readers
ISBN: 9780230035195
Category: English language
Page: 87
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