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.
Far from the Madding Crowd, a Level 5 Reader, is B1 in the CEFR framework.
The text is made up of sentences with up to four clauses, introducing present perfect continuous, past perfect, reported speech and second conditional.
It is well supported by illustrations, which appear regularly.
Bathsheba Everdene is young and beautiful.
She has her own farm and she likes to do things her way.
Three men are in love with her - a poor shepherd, a rich farmer and a soldier.
Which man will she choose, and will he be the right one for her?