MACMILLAN GUIDED READERS • CLASSICS
John MilneMacmillan Guided Readers provide a choice of enjoyable reading mate-rial for all learners of English. The series comprises three categories:
are retold ver-sions of internationally recognised literature, published at four levels of grading – Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate and Upper. At
, the control of content and language has the fol-lowing main features:
Information vital to the understanding of the story is presented in aneasily assimilated manner and is repeated when necessary. Difficult allu-sion and metaphor are avoided and cultural backgrounds are madeexplicit.
Most structures used in the Readers will be familiar to students whohave completed an elementary course of English. Other grammaticalfeatures may occur, but their use is made clear through context andreinforcement. This ensures that the reading is enjoyable and providesa continual learning situation for the students. Sentences are limited inmost cases to a maximum of three clauses and within sentences there isa balance of adverbial and adjectival phrases. Great care is taken withpronoun reference.
there is a basic vocabulary of approximately1600 words. Help is given to students in the form of illustrations whichare closely related to the text.
Some difficult words and phrases in this book are important for under-standing the story. Some of these words are explained in the story, someare shown in the pictures, and others are marked with a number likethis: ...
. Words with a number are explained in the Glossary.