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  • Published: 19 May 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241430965
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $17.99

Penguin Readers Level 5: The Night Manager


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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.

Jonathan Pine is the Night Manager of a hotel in Egypt. When he is shown some secret information, he passes it to a man in the British government. But things go wrong and the woman he loves dies. Pine is very angry and agrees to work with others to catch Roger Roper - the "worst man in the world".

Penguin Readers is a series of popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction, written for learners of English as a foreign language. The series is aligned to the Common European Framework and includes language activities that help develop key skills.

The Night Manager, a Level 6 Reader, is B1+ in the CEFR framework. The longer text is made up of sentences with up to four clauses, introducing future continuous, reported questions, third conditional, was going to and ellipsis. A small number of illustrations support the text.

  • Pub date: 19 May 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241430965
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $17.99

About the Author

John le Carre

John le Carre was born in 1931 and attended the universities of Bern and Oxford. He taught at Eton and served briefly in British Intelligence during the Cold War. For more than fifty years he has lived by his pen. He divides his time between London and Cornwall.

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