English Graded Reader (Easy Reader): The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, Retold by Victoria Spence
English Graded Reader (Easy Reader), 112 page fully-illustrated book+ audio CD. Level B1(Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
Beautifully designed and illustrated easy reader complete with grammar and comprehension exercises. The text includes an introduction in accessible English containing interesting facts that place the story into context as well as a glossary at the bottom of the page which explains difficult terms. The audio CD contains both a complete reading of the text by a professional narrator and a set of pronunciation exercises. The combined package of book and CD work brilliantly together to create a wonderful, captivating learning resource for beginners of English.
English Graded Reader (Easy Reader): The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare - Summary:
In Venice, Bassanio needs money to court a rich heiress. His merchant friend Antonio borrows the money from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender. Shylock demands that the money is repaid in three months or he will take a pound of Antonio’s flesh. The merchant confidently agrees, but ultimately it will take the intelligence of two women to save him…
The Origins of the Pound of Flesh Story
The Treatment of Jews in Shakepeare’s Time