'Your grandmother is old,' says Mr Li to his daughter. 'She has eaten more salt than you have eaten rice.' Mr Li is cross with his daughter when she does not show respect to her grandmother, but Mr Li himself is not always patient with his old mother. She has lived a long time, and the future holds no promise for her. So she holds on to the past... Bookworms World Stories collect stories written in English from around the world. The stories in this volume are from China, Singapore, and India, and are by writers Ha Jin, Minfong Ho, and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.
The Oxford Bookworms Library offers high-quality storytelling and a great reading experience, with a world wide range of classic and modern fiction, non-fiction and plays. Bookworms include original and adapted texts in seven carefully graded language stages (Starter to Stage 6), which take learners from beginner to advanced level.
- All 'Oxford Bookworms Library' titles are fully illustrated.
- The Activities section at the back of each title has been extended to include extra activities before, while and after reading, helping students to interact with the text and get the most out of each story.
- Each title also has an Introduction, a Glossary of key topic words, and an informative 'About the Author' section.