This book is Level 3 in the Amazing People Readers series. Level 3 is equivalent to CEF level B1. Each book includes a free CD with a full recording of each story.
Alfred Nobel, creator of the Nobel Prize
Andrew Carnegie, the businessman who built libraries for poor people
John D. Rockefeller who made money from oil and gave it all away
Thomas Barnardo who created homes for poor children
Henry Wellcome who used his money for medical research
Madam C. J. Walker who gave her money to the African-American community
Word count: 13,950 / Headword count: 1179
About the Amazing People series:
A unique opportunity for learners of English to read about the exceptional lives and incredible abilities of some of the most insightful people the world has seen.
Each book contains five or six short stories, told by the characters themselves, as if in their own words. The stories explain the most significant parts of each character's life, giving an insight into how they came to be such an important historic figure.
After each story, a timeline presents the most major events in their life in a clear and succinct fashion. The timeline is ideal for checking comprehension or as a basis for project work or further research.
PLUS: visit www.collinselt.com/readers for videos, teacher resources and self-study materials.