スカラスティックリーダー Scholastic ELT Readers: Level 3
Scholastic ELT Readers: Level 3 TOEIC 550・英検2級レベル 1500語,64ページ
127 Hours is the extraordinary true story of Aron Ralston who, after a canyoneering accident in Utah, was forced to amputate his own arm to survive.
During the eighteenth century, millions of people were taken from Africa and sold as slaves. Great Britain was the most powerful country in the world with an empire built through slavery. William Wilberforce, a young idealistic government minister, campaigned tirelessly throughout his political career to abolish the slave trade. With the help of fellow humanitarians he steered the cause through parliament, enduring countless setbacks before eventual triumph.
“A miserable childhood is bad enough. A miserable Irish childhood is worse. But a miserable Irish Catholic childhood is the worst of all”.
A simplified adaptation of Frank McCourt’s moving and humorous memoirs about growing up in 1930’s Ireland.
Batman: The Dark Knight
Batman, Lieutenant Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent join forces to deal with the chaos unleashed on the terrified citizens of Gotham City, by an anarchist mastermind known as ‘the Joker’. Driven to his physical and emotional limits, will Batman overcome his new and formidable rival?
Based on a remarkable documentary film, Black Gold tells the story of one man’s mission to save his 74,000 Ethiopian coffee farmers from Western exploitation. It exposes the truth behind every cappuccino we drink and asks: is it right that the producers of our coffee often can’t afford clean water or an education for their children?
Bob Marley is the most famous reggae musician in the world. Since his death in 1981, millions of people continue to listen to his songs. But Bob Marley wasn’t just a brilliant musician. He held strong Rastafarian beliefs and his songs supported the rights of people everywhere to live together in peace. Read about Bob Marley’s early years in Jamaica with The Wailing Wailers and his journey to international stardom in this amazing story of his life.
When The Dreams fail to win an important talent contest, an aspiring record producer, Curtis, sees their potential and moulds them into the most successful girl group of the 1960s. Soon Curtis realizes that lead-singer, Deena, has the qualities to become a megastar in her own right. But will his plans for Deena blow apart the girls’ friendship? Will his recording business survive?
Fast Food Nation
A marketing executive from Mickey’s – a fast food US burger chain – discovers that contaminated meat is getting into the burgers, and heads down to Colorado to investigate. What he discovers proves to be more shocking than he could ever have imagined.
With Fact Files on ‘Fast Food Nation: from book to film’, the ‘illegals’, and a short history of fast food.
Glee: Summer Break
When Mr Schuester asks the Glee kids to help at a music camp in the summer holidays, all of them, except Rachel, agree to join. Rachel doesn’t have time to help children; she needs to work on becoming a star! But what happens when her dream comes true? Are Rachel’s own talents really more important than Glee Club?
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Some people say that a crystal skull was stolen from Akator, and that it has special powers. Control of those powers will go to the person who finds it and returns it…”
It’s 1957, and Indiana Jones, the famous explorer, is back! Dr Irina Spalko, a power-hungry Russian scientist, wants to find the crystal skull – and nothing will stop her. When Indy meets Mutt, their adventures take them first to Nazca in Peru, and then to the ‘lost city’ of Akator in the heart of the Amazon. But can they survive the terrible dangers that lie in the kingdom of the crystal skull?
Iraq in Fragments
Based on James Longley’s award-winning documentary, Iraq in Fragments provides a fascinating glimpse of modern-day Iraq the mass media never shows us. It provides a portrait of the war-torn country as seen through the eyes of the people who live there: a young Sunni orphan who works in a Baghdad garage; Shia fundamentalists as they rally for elections; and a family of Kurdish farmers, who have at last found some degree of freedom. Can Iraq remain intact or will it fracture into fragments? education for their children?
Made in Dagenham
We need to fight for what is right. And equal pay for women is right.’
The year is 1968. Rita O’Grady and her friends work as machinists at the Ford car factory in Dagenham. It is detailed work, carried out in hot, noisy conditions. So why are the women paid the same as unskilled workers? Is it because the work is unskilled? Or is it because they are women?
Rita leads a fight against the unions, Ford management and even her own family to fight for equal pay, taking the women’s demands all the way to the British government.
Michael Jackson Biography
A non-fiction reader which tells the fascinating story of Michael Jackson in an informed and mature way. The Fact File section develops themes from the reader to enhance the reading experience and covers subjects such as the breakthrough of black artists into mainstream music. The ‘People and Places’ section gives a visual timeline of Michael Jackson and those close to him during his life.
Pride and Prejudice
Mr and Mrs Bennet have five daughters. All of them are young, most of them are beautiful and, most importantly, all of them are unmarried. When Mr Bingley and his rich but proud friend Mr Darcy arrive in Netherfield, Mrs Bennet and her daughters are very excited. But as Jane and Mr Bingley become closer, why do Mr Bingley’s feelings suddenly appear to change? And why does Mr Darcy act so coldly towards Elizabeth – and the charming Mr Wickham?
Sherlock: The Hounds of Baskerville
As a child, Henry Knight believed he saw a large monster kill his father on Dartmoor. Twenty years later, he is sure that the monster is back and he goes to the brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes for help.
A contemporary re-telling of Conan-Doyle’s classic story adapted from the award-winning BBC series, ‘Sherlock’.
Design is not just what it looks and feels like. It’s how it works.’ In 1976, Steve jobs and his friend Steve Wozniak started a computer company called Apple in a garage in California. Today, Apple is one of the world’s largest companies, famous for its innovative products and beautiful designs. Hundreds of millions of people around the world use the technology that Steve Jobs helped to create.
Superman has been gone for five long years. When he finally returns to Earth, everything has changed. Lois Lane, the woman he loves, has moved on and his old enemy has plans to destroy him and the city of Metropolis. Can Superman save the earth in his most difficult test so far?
The Life of Pi
What happens when a cargo ship sinks in the Pacific Ocean, leaving only one lifeboat of survivors? And what happens if those survivors are a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a female orang-utan and a Bengal tiger called Richard Parker? Sixteen-year-old Pi ‘Piscine’ Patel is about to find out …
The Lost Chronicles: Part 1
Oceanic Flight 815 has crashed on an island in the Pacific Ocean. Forty-eight people have survived, but no one knows where they are. Each day the survivors discover more about the island and themselves. Who recorded the sixteen-year-old radio message that plays over and over again? Are they alone on the island? And will they be able to escape from the island and their own pasts?
The Lost Chronicles: Part 2
The survivors of the Oceanic Flight 815 crash are finding life on the island difficult and dangerous. And every day there are new mysteries … What is inside the strange hatch in the forest? Who are ‘The Others’ and why did they take Claire? And will Michael ever manage to build his boat and bring rescuers to the island?
Tradition prepared her. Change will define her.”
Great Britain, 1997. The Labour Party are in power for the first time in eighteen years and, for a time, the mood in Great Britain is buoyant. However, as news of the tragic death of Princess Diana rocks the country, Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction and finds herself with difficult personal and professional decisions to make.
The Story of Chanel
Chanel is one of the world’s most famous fashion houses, known for its classic, elegant designs. This reader tells the story of the rise of the House of Chanel and its influence on contemporary fashion around the world.
Touching the Void
In 1985, top mountaineers Joe Simpson and his friend Simon Yates went climbing in the Peruvian Andes. After a series of accidents, Simon was forced to cut the rope which held him and Joe together. At the time, Simon believed that he was sending his friend to his death…
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
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: Dark of the Moon is based on the hit summer 2011 movie, and, along with the popular toy range, will be immediately recognisable to teens of all nationalities.
Follow the fortunes of Becky Sharp, one of English literature’s most colourful heroines, as she uses her wit, charm and ruthless ambition in an attempt to forge a place for herself in high society. With Fact Files on William Thackeray, the Napoleonic Wars, and Young Men in Regency England.