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  • Published: 17 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241493229
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $17.99

Penguin Readers Level 6: The Turn of the Screw (ELT Graded Reader)



Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reading series, designed for teenagers and young adults learning English as a foreign 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.

The Turn of the Screw, 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.

A young woman accepts her first job as a governess and goes to Bly, a large country house in England. There she teaches a young brother and sister. But the governess soon starts to see ghosts and tries to protect the children from them.

  • Published: 17 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241493229
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $17.99

About the author

James Henry

James Henry is the pen name for James Gurbutt who has long been a fan of the original R. D. Wingfield books and the subsequent TV series. He worked for several years as an accountant before moving into publishing. In 2009 he set up Corsair, a literary imprint for Constable & Robinson, Wingfield’s original publisher. He lives in Essex.

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