ebook An Italian Schoolboy's Journal (ESL/EFL Version with Audio) · Million-Word Reading Projecct Collection III

By Qiliang Feng

cover image of Heart

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This is Book 7, Collection III, of the Million-Word Reading Project (MWRP) readers. It is suitable for learners with a basic vocabulary of 1,500 words.
Million-Word Reading Project (MWRP) is a reading project for ESL/EFL learners at the elementary level (with a basic vocabulary of 1,500 words). In two years, for about fifteen minutes each day, an ESL/EFL learner can read one million words, and reach the upper-intermediate level, gaining a vocabulary of about 3,500 words and a large number of expressions.

[Text Information]
Readability | 81.03
Total word count | 29697
Words beyond 1500 | 1195
Unknown word percentage (%) | 4.02
Unknown headword occurrence | 2.62
Unknown words that occur 5 times or more | 70
Unknown words that occur 2 times or more | 223

This book is rewritten from the children's novel "Cuore (Heart) " written by the Italian author Edmondo De Amicis. It is a novel written in a diary form as told by Enrico Bottini, a 10-year-old primary school student in Italy with an upper class background. It describes what he sees and hears and how he feel during the third school year from the first day at school in October to the next June. These stories are about the teachers, his classmates and their parents and many other people. These people are from different backgrounds and vary in character.
This book also includes Month Stories, which are about noble deeds done by boys. These stories teach children moral values, helping those in need, respect for parents, love for family and friends, and love of their country.
This book has been translanted into over 100 languages and have been made into films, TV series, radio adaptations, plays and comic books.