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Scholastic ELT Readers: Level 2 TOEIC 390・英検準2級レベル 1000 headwords,56ページ

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Bandslam

Will has always been an outsider, so, he is surprised when one of the coolest girls at his new school, Charlotte, befriends him. Impressed by his knowledge of music, Charlotte makes him the manager of her band. Do Will, Charlotte and Sa5m (‘the 5 is silent’) have what it takes to win the prestigious Bandslam – ‘battle of the bands’ – competition?



Barack Obama
On January 20th, 2009, Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States of America. He is the first African-American to be president of one of the most powerful countries in the world.

Read about Barack Obama’s life before he became President – his early years in Hawaii and Indonesia, his Kenyan and his American roots, and his decision to run for President.



Batman Begins
In Batman Begins, the young Bruce Wayne learns to face his fears. When Wayne is ten, he watches his parents die in front of him on the streets of Gotham City. He travels the world, learns to fight with Ninjas, and returns home – as Batman. There, with the help of Alfred, his childhood friend Rachel Dawes and the super-fast Batmobile, Batman fights for good in Gotham City.

With Fact Files on Batman, his gadgets and facing your fears!



Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Inca Mummy Girl

It’s Cultural Exchange Week at Sunnydale High and Xander is excited! Buffy’s exchange partner, Ampata, is wonderful. She’s young, beautiful … and she likes Xander too! But trouble and Ampata seem to go together. Who’s the man with the big knife? And why does she carry a mummy in her bag? Buffy and Giles decide to find out…

With Fact Files on the TV programme, the stars and Inca Mummies! 56 pages



DJ Ambition

Ali lives for R&B music and hip-hop, and her one ambition is to be a DJ at a top London club. It’s not easy though, especially with a sarcastic, younger brother, a nagging mother and, worst of all, ‘Da G’ – her biggest DJ rival.

Fact Files include The Urban Music Scene and How to be a DJ. 48 pages



Glee: Foreign Exchange

Mr Schuester has invited a French Glee Club to McKinley High for a week but not everyone is excited. Why do none of the French girls like Puck? Why is Jean- Paul only interested in Finn? And can Rachel be friends with the super-talented Celeste? As the two Glee Clubs practise for the multicultural show on Saturday night, Mr Schu starts to worry …



Glee: The Beginning

It’s the start of the year at McKinley High and Glee Club is practising for the ‘Fall in love with music’ show. There’s one problem – they sound terrible! Rachel is talented but annoying: will Mercedes let her join Glee Club? Homecoming week is around the corner: can the kids from Glee Club show everyone that they’re awesome singers and not just ‘geeks’?



Great Expectations

Pip lives with his sister and her husband, Joe Gargery, the village blacksmith, with little prospect of advancement. But when he discovers that he has a secret benefactor, his life changes forever. Pip moves to London and learns how to live like a gentleman. Can he win the love of the cold but beautiful Estella? And who is the person behind Pip’s ‘great expectations’?

Adapted from Charles Dickens’ classic novel.



Hoot
Roy Eberhardt has just moved to Florida and he’s not impressed. But one day Roy sees a barefoot boy running for his life, and suddenly things become much more interesting. Does this boy know anything about the problems at the new pancake restaurant site? Why does he want to save the little owls that live there? And can Roy do anything to help?


Jane Eyre

Orphaned as a young child, Jane Eyre has an unhappy start to life living with her cruel aunt and cousins and later enduring the hardships of Lowood school. After taking up a post as a governess, her life begins to improve, helped by her growing friendship with Mr Rochester, her surly employer. But can she achieve true happiness in a place filled with dark secrets?

With Fact Files on Charlotte Brontë, and women and children in Victorian England.


Johnny English Reborn

Johnny English, the world’s most unlikely spy, is back! After some intensive training in the mountains of Tibet he is called back into action to serve the Queen in MI-7. Using the latest high tech gadgets Johnny English must stop a group of international assassins before they kill the Chinese Premier. Disaster ensues as this accident-prone secret agent tries to discover who is really behind the planned killing.



Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela is the most important South African of the last one hundred years. This is a fascinating and informative biography charting Mandela’s long fight against apartheid before becoming President of South Africa in 1994.



Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian

The exciting sequel to Night at the Museum with Larry Daley, former security guard, and his ‘friends’ – the exhibits – from the New York Museum of Natural History. When Larry discovers that there are plans afoot to archive the exhibits in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, he does everything in his power to help his old buddies . . . . But will it be enough?



Prince William and Kate Middleton: Their Story

This compelling and topical non-fiction title tells the story of Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, covering their early lives and influences, how they met and fell in love, and culminating with their fairy tale wedding day.



Robin Hood: The Silver Arrow and the Slaves

Robin Hood and his men live as outlaws in Sherwood Forest. They fight corruption and injustice – both of which appear in large measure courtesy of the self-interested Sheriff of Nottingham. When Robin and the outlaws uncover the Sheriff’s latest scheme to buy Saracen slaves, they decide to foil his plans. Will Robin save the slaves, outwit the Sheriff, and win the prestigious silver arrow competition?




Rocky Balboa

Many years ago Rocky Balboa was the heavyweight boxing champion of the world. Now he runs a restaurant in his home town of Philadelphia. Life seems hard and empty since his wife died. But then the current world champion, Mason Dixon, challenges Rocky to an exhibition match. Is Rocky too old to fight again? Will both men be able to leave the ring with respect?

With Fact Files on the Rocky films, Rocky Balboa and teenage boxers.




Senna

It was 1994, and the Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna was hoping for his fourth win on the San Marino Grand Prix course. But on the seventh lap, his car left the track at 306 kilometres an hour and crashed into a wall. The winner of forty-one Grand Prix races and three world championships was dead. Read the story of one of the world’s greatest Formula One racing drivers.




Sense and Sensibility

Following the death of her husband, Mrs Dashwood and her three daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, are forced to leave their family home and move to a small cottage in Devon. There, Marianne meets and falls in love with the charismatic Mr Willoughby but she is left distraught by his inconsistent behaviour. And whilst consoling her younger sister, Elinor is forced to confront her own feelings towards Edward Ferrars, an old family friend …




Star Wars Reader: The Clone Wars

The galaxy-spanning adventure of the epic Star Wars saga continues in The Clone Wars. Join Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and his new Padawan, Ahsoka, in an action-packed struggle between the noble Jedi and the evil Sith.



The Devil Wears Prada
When Andrea lands a job at top fashion magazine Runway, she knows nothing. She’d never heard of Runway before, or its infamous editor, Miranda Priestly. But soon she is wearing heels to work, dealing with the biggest names in fashion, and, most importantly, attending to Miranda’s every demand. And if Miranda calls at 3am, is that so bad? It will all be worth it in the end, won’t it …?



The Golden Compass

Lyra Belacqua, and her dæmon, Pan, live in a world that is similar to our own, but also very different. The disappearance of Lyra’s best friend Roger coincides with the arrival of the mysterious Mrs Coulter who takes Lyra to live with her in London. There Lyra uncovers some sinister secrets that take her on a journey far north – to the land of armoured bears and ultimately to the Experimental Station – a place of unspeakable horror …

With Fact Files on Philip Pullman, Lyra’s world and ‘Find your daemon’ quiz.



The In-Crowd

t’s Cameron’s first day at Kings’ School in Kent and he hates it. The in-crowd tease him because he’s Scottish and he misses his old friends. But when the in-crowd discover Cameron’s talent for football, everything changes … and Cameron has some tough decisions to make.

Fact Files include Scotland and Football Celebrities.



The Mask of Zorro

It has been twenty years since the tyrannical Rafael Montero imprisoned Diego de la Vega, alias Zorro, the people’s hero. Not only did De la Vega lose his freedom but also his wife and their beautiful daughter Elena. Now Montero has returned to California, and the people desperately need Zorro’s help again. Can the new Zorro, troubled bandit Alejandro, stop Montero’s evil plans?



The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Famed adventurers Evelyn and Rick O’Connell find themselves back in action when their son, Alex, discovers the tomb of an ancient Emperor in China. The discovery unleashes a chain of events, taking the O’Connell family on another epic adventure of love, tyranny, revenge and magic.



The Pink Panther

It’s the World Cup. Someone has murdered the French football team coach and stolen the priceless Pink Panther diamond. Inspector Dreyfus puts Jacques Clouseau, the bumbling detective, on the case. But can Clouseau find the killer and the diamond before Dreyfus? Who will become the ‘Pink Panther detective’ and win France’s highest honour?




Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Extensive reading improves fluency and there is a real need in the ELT classroom for motivating, contemporary graded material that will instantly appeal to students. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is based on the hit summer 2009 movie, and, along with the popular toy range, will be immediately recognisable to teens of all nationalities.



Ugly Betty

Follow the life and times of Betty Suarez, the editor’s assistant on MODE fashion magazine. Go behind the scenes at the MODE offices, and find out how the hit TV series Ugly Betty was made. Read interviews with the stars – and find out how to get on in the fashion world!


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