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Review - May 2015

Australia (Macmillan Readers)
Jennifer Gascoigne, Macmillan;

978-0-2304-7028-6

This small-sized 104-page cultural reader has ten chapters including Aboriginal culture, nature, food, the arts and sport. One of the well known Macmillan Readers series, the book is Level 6, which uses about 2,200 basic words. A glossary explains difficult words. The book opens with a country map and a warm-up quiz and concludes with a set of comprehension questions for each chapter, plus grammar and vocabulary exercises. Two extensive audio CDs allow students to listen to the text being read aloud. Nicely illustrated, this graded reader provides intrinsically interesting information, and offers support and useful language practice for B1–B2 students.