Penguin Readers is a graded reading series for English Language Teaching (ELT) markets, designed for teenagers and young adults learning English as a foreign or second language.
With carefully adapted text, new illustrations, language practise activities and additional online resources, the Penguin Readers series introduces language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content.
Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction.
Animal Farm, a Level 3 Reader, is A2 in the CEFR framework.
The text is made up of sentences with up to three clauses, introducing first conditional, past continuous and present perfect simple for general experience.
It is well supported by illustrations, which appear on most pages.
Animal Farm tells the story of a rebellion and how it goes wrong.
The animals' lives on the farm are terrible - there is not enough food, the work is hard, and animals are dying.
One day, the animals kick out the farmer and start to run the farm.
Soon, a group of animals - the pigs - becomes more and more important, but things are not better for most of the animals.
Life for them is the same as before.