Ladybird Readers is an ELT graded reader series for children aged 3-11 learning English as a foreign or second language. The series includes traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction.
Beautifully illustrated and carefully written by language learning experts, 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 follow the Common European Framework of Reference for language learning (CEFR) and include language activities that provide preparation for the Cambridge English Pre-A1 to A2 (YLE) tests.
Visit the Ladybird Readers website for more information. The unique code provided in each printed book will provide access to audio, extra activities and learning resources.
The Nutcracker, aLevel 2 Reader, is A1 in the CEFR framework and includes practice for the Cambridge English A1 Movers tests. Short sentences contain a maximum of two clauses, introducing the past tense and some simple adverbs.
It is Christmas. The toymaker gives Clara a present. The present is the Nutcracker! Clara has a dream. She flies to Candy Land and meets the Sugarplum Fairy!