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Black Beauty - With Audio Level 4 Oxford Bookworms Library

Black Beauty - With Audio Level 4 Oxford Bookworms Library

A level 4 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read.

Retold for Learners of English by John Escott.

When Black Beauty is trained to carry a rider on his back, or to pull a carriage behind him, he finds it hard at first. But he is lucky - his first home is a good one, where his owners are kind people, who would never be cruel to a horse.

But in the nineteenth century many people were cruel to their horses, whipping them and beating them, and using them like machines until they dropped dead. Black Beauty soon finds this out, and as he describes his life, he has many terrible stories to tell.

  • Cover
  • Black Beauty
  • Half Title
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Chapter 1: My first home
  • Chapter 2: Birtwick Park
  • Chapter 3: Gingers story
  • Chapter 4: Kindness and cruelty
  • Chapter 5: The storm
  • Chapter 6: The fire
  • Chapter 7: Joe Green
  • Chapter 8: Earlshall Park
  • Chapter 9: The accident and new masters
  • Chapter 10: A London cab horse
  • Chapter 11: Goodbye to old friends
  • Chapter 12: Hard times
  • Chapter 13: My last Home
  • Glossary
  • ACTIVITIES: Before Reading
  • ACTIVITIES: While Reading
  • ACTIVITIES: After Reading
  • About the Author
  • About the Bookworms Library
  • Back Cover