Macmillan English Explorers

English Explorers 3: The Ugly Duckling

English Explorers 3: The Ugly Duckling

Gill Munton

English Type:
British English
Level 3

Mother Duck has six ducklings. But one duckling is very big, and he looks different from the other ducklings. Everyone says, “You are an ugly duckling!” The Ugly Duckling is sad until one spring day he looks down into the water. What do you think he sees?

Key Features

  • Stories have been written using high-frequency words plus story-specific words which are clarified by illustrations, where possible
  • High-frequency words have been taken from the UK National Literacy Strategy and correlated with the Ladybird Key Words list and the words most commonly used by L1 children in their own writing
  • Phonetically-regular words are included in a meaningful and contextualised way
  • Each Reader contains one complete story with some of the characters reappearing at higher levels, providing a sense of continuity and familiarity to the reader
  • Contains a word list and language structure section at the back of the book

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