Amazing Philanthropists

Amazing Philanthropists

Book - 2014
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The inspiring stories of 6 people who changed history.


Alfred Nobel, creator of the Nobel Prize

Andrew Carnegie, the businessman who built libraries for poor people

John D. Rockefeller who made money from oil and gave it all away

Thomas Barnardo who created homes for poor children

Henry Wellcome who used his money for medical research

Madam C. J. Walker who gave her money to the African-American community


Word count: 13,950

Headword count: 1179

Each book includes a full recording of each story online.

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This book is Level 3 in the Collins ELT Readers series.

Level 3 is equivalent to CEF level B1.

About the Amazing People series:

A unique opportunity for learners of English to read about the exceptional lives and incredible abilities of some of the most insightful people the world has seen.

Each book contains six short stories, told by the characters themselves, as if in their own words. The stories explain the most significant parts of each character's life, giving an insight into how they came to be such an important historic figure.

After each story, a timeline presents the most major events in their life in a clear and succinct fashion. The timeline is ideal for checking comprehension or as a basis for project work or further research.

Created in association with The Amazing People Club.

About Collins ELT Readers:

Collins ELT Readers are divided into four levels:

Level 1 - elementary (A2)

Level 2 - pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

Level 3 - intermediate (B1)

Level 4 - upper intermediate (B2)

Each level is carefully graded to ensure that the learner both enjoys and benefits from their reading experience.

Publisher: London :, HarperCollins,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780007545049
Branch Call Number: ALC 361.740922 ROL With CD
Characteristics: audio file,MP3,rda,MP3
digital,optical,1.4 m. per second,stereo,Digital recording,rda
94 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm + 1 audio disc (4 3/4 inches)


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