The Piano Man, Tim Vicary
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The Piano Man

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A level 1 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Written for Learners of English by Tim Vicary.

A woman finds a man on a beach. He is very cold, his clothes are wet, and he cannot speak. The woman phones for help, and an ambulance comes and takes the man to hospital. In hospital they ask the man questions, but he does not answer. He still cannot speak – or does not want to speak. Who is he, this strange man from the sea? What is his name? Where did he come from? And why do they call him the Piano Man?
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Me gusta leer y mi hija tiene que leer este libro

Maxi
Maxihas quoted7 months ago
The boat, the boat … where is it? I must find the boat … I’m cold … so cold. Oh, Lida, where are you? How can I find you? I must find you … So cold, so cold … I must get back on the boat … Oh, Lida … Lida … Lida …

‘Mummy, look at that man!’

‘What man?

‘That man, there, by the sea! Look, his clothes are all wet!’

‘Well, perhaps he went into the sea for a swim.’

‘But he’s wearing a shirt and trousers and shoes, Mum. Nobody swims in clothes like that!’

Linda Jones and her daughter Ann were on a beach by the sea in the south of England. It was eight o’clock in the morning. It was a sunny day, but cold – not weather for swimming.

Linda Jones looked at the man. Her daughter was right, the man’s clothes were not clothes for swimming in. They weren’t even summer clothes, they were work clothes – black trousers, a white shirt, and black shoes.

‘He does look strange,’ she said. ‘But people sometimes do strange things, Ann.’

‘But Mummy, perhaps he’s ill. He’s trying to walk – look! There’s something wrong with him!’

The little girl was right. The man stood up, and began to walk along the beach, by the sea. But he didn’t walk very well. First he walked up the beach, then down again, to the sea. He fell down, and got up again. Then he walked into the sea, and fell down again. This time he didn’t get up. He stayed there, lying in the sea.

‘You’re right, Ann,’ Linda said. ‘There’s something wrong with that man. You stay here. I’m going to look at him.’

She walked down the beach to the sea. The man didn’t get up, he stayed lying in the water. Linda stood by the sea and looked at
Cemali Hayır
Cemali Hayırhas quotedlast year
The boat, the boat … where is it? I must find the boat … I’m cold … so cold. Oh, Lida, where are you? How can I find you? I must find you … So cold, so cold … I must get back on the boat … Oh, Lida … Lida … Lida …

‘Mummy, look at that man!’

‘What man?

‘That man, there, by the sea! Look, his clothes are all wet!’

‘Well, perhaps he went into the sea for a swim.’

‘But he’s wearing a shirt and trousers and shoes, Mum. Nobody swims in clothes like that!’

Linda Jones and her daughter Ann were on a beach by the sea in the south of England. It was eight o’clock in the morning. It was a sunny day, but cold – not weather for swimming.

Linda Jones looked at the man. Her daughter was right, the man’s clothes were not clothes for swimming in. They weren’t even summer

Tekne, tekne... Nerede? Tekneyi bulmalıyım... Üşüyorum... çok üşüyorum. Lida, neredesin? Seni nasıl bulabilirim? Seni bulmalıyım... çok soğuk, çok soğuk... tekneye geri dönmeliyim... Lida... Lida... Lida... Lida... “Anne, şu adama bak!” “Hangi adam? “O adam, orada, deniz kıyısında! Bak, kıyafetleri ıslanmış!” Belki de yüzmek için denize girmiştir. Ama gömlek, pantolon ve ayakkabı giyiyor anne. Kimse böyle kıyafetlerle yüzemez!” Linda Jones ve kızı Ann İngiltere'nin güneyinde deniz kıyısında bir sahildeydiler. Saat sabahın sekiziydi. Güneşli bir gündü ama soğuktu. Yüzmek için değil. Linda Jones adama baktı. Kızı haklıydı, adamın kıyafetleri yüzmek için kıyafet değildi. Yaz bile değillerdi.

verolosa2
verolosa2has quotedlast year
5 When Ludmilla saw Mikhail in the hospital sitting room, it was a big _____ for her.

6 Someone who sings songs.

7 Someone who plays the piano while another person sings.

8 A person who plays the
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