The secret garden
Part of the Ladybird readers series
When Mary's parents die she is sent to live with her uncle.
Mary hates it there, until she finds a secret garden . . . Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language.
Beautifully illustrated and carefully written, the series combines the best of Ladybird content with the structured language progression that will help children develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills. The eight levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework and include language activities that provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) exams. The Secret Garden, a Level 6 Reader, is A2+ in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Flyers and KET exams.
The longer text is made up of sentences with up to four clauses, more complex past and future tense structures, passives and time clauses.
2AB English, 4EAY Cambridge Young Learners English Tests Level 3 Cambridge Flyers, 5AD Interest age: from c 4 years, ELH ELT graded readers, ELHF ELT literature & fiction readers, YBL Early learning / early learning concepts