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Penguin Readers Level 6: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

by John le Carré

Penguin Readers Level 6: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold Synopsis

Alec Leamas, a British spy, is worn out and ready to stop working. But his boss wants him to do one final job: to spread false information about an important man in East Germany. Can Alec end his career and finally come in from the cold? 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. Beautifully illustrated and carefully adapted, the series introduces language learners around the world to the bestselling authors and most compelling content from Penguin Random House. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework and include language activities that help readers to develop key skills. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, 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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241397954
Publication date: 5th September 2019
Author: John le Carré
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 112 pages
Categories: ELT graded readers, Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage), Thrillers (Children's / Teenage),

About John le Carré

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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