グレイディッド・リーダーを楽しむ : Macmillan Readers 案内
- Enjoying Graded Readers : An Introduction to Macmillan Readers
This is an introduction to the complete pack of Macmillan readers with audio CDs: 104 simplified but still readable titles. Compared with the perfectly graded Oxford Bookworms, the series is rather roughly classified with less attractive illustrations, yet the stories are still worth reading. To the joy of the readers, Macmillan Languagehouse has chosen a variety of interesting masterpieces as material, many of which are also available from Oxford University Press, but Macmillan has managed to discover some, not-so-famous, fine works such as Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey and Anne Bronte’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. It is certain that the publisher has been eager to find far more enjoyable texts the rivals have missed. James Bond 007, Meg Cabot’s The Princess Diaries, and the novelized versions of the popular American TV drama, Dawson’s Creek, are surely good examples that Macmillan must be proud of. What is more, it is worth noting the Macmillan Readers’ attached CDs are superior to Oxford Bookworms’ in that most of them include sound effects as well as impressive theme music.
群馬高専レビュー 30 91-100, 2012-03-16