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This is Book 8, Collection I, 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.
Readability | 85.53
Total word count | 18425
Words beyond 1500 | 472
Unknown word percentage (%) | 2.56
Unknown headword occurrence | 2.66
Unknown words that occur 5 times or more | 23
Unknown words that occur 2 times or more | 86
This is a story of three children, Roberta, Phyllis, and Peter, who live with a wonderful mother and father and a cook and servants. One night, Father is taken away to prison (but they do not know this at first), and they have to move to a poor cottage in the country near a railway line. Mother writes stories to earn some money to support them. In time they make many new friends, and many wonderful adventures happen near the railway and the tunnel....
This book is rewritten from "The Railway Station" by the famous English writer E. Nesbit (1858~1924). It was first published in book form in 1906 and has been adapted for the screen several times.