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"Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time."
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The Invisible Man
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"Penguin Readers" is a series of simplified novels, film novelizations and original titles that introduce students at all levels to the pleasures of reading in English. Originally designed for teaching English as a foreign language, the series' combination of high interest level and low reading age makes it suitable for both English-speaking teenagers with limited reading skills and students of English as a second language. Many titles in the series also provide access to the pre-20th century literature strands of the National Curriculum English Orders. "Penguin Readers" are graded at seven levels of difficulty, from "Easystarts" with a 200-word vocabulary, to Level 6 (Advanced) with a 3000-word vocabulary. In addition, titles fall into one of three sub-categories: "Contemporary", "Classics" or "Originals". At the end of each book there is a section of enjoyable exercises focusing on vocabulary building, comprehension, discussion and writing. Some titles in the series are available with an accompanying audio cassette, or in a book and cassette pack. Additionally, selected titles have free accompanying "Penguin Readers Factsheets" which provide stimulating exercise material for students, as well as suggestions for teachers on how to exploit the Readers in class.
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1 of 1 Readers found this review helpful
If only Kemp had listened to the Invisible Man's speech more closely! The story would have stopped at Kemp's House. Throw a bucketful of Un-washable ink at him! He is done. And of course Wells missed another thing - as Sir Arthur C Clerke so cleverly pointed out - once a man becomes invisible he also becomes blind. Light would go past the eye sockets.
2 of 2 Readers found this review helpful
It is really superb and outstanding novel and I haven't read this type of novel before in my life. I am really feel very great after reading this novel. All the things, characters are superb. Now it is in my favourite list.
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