English Graded Reader (Easy Reader): The Merchant of Venice - William Shakespeare
Adapted by Robert Hill
English Graded Reader (Easy Reader), 112 page fully-illustrated book+ audio CD. Level B2(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 intermediate learners of English.
Bassanio wants to impress Portia but he doesn’t have enough money to do so. He turns for help to Antonio, who is forced to borrow from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender. When Antonio’s business starts going badly, repayment becomes impossible and Shylock is allowed to demand a pound of the merchant’s flesh.
Venice, a Centre of Commerce
Venice, a City of Masks
Jews in Venice