We are currently dispatching orders as normal, but delivery times may be affected Find a rep
Free tools and resources for primary and secondary to support mental and physical wellbeing Find out more

Collins Agatha Christie ELT Readers - Sparkling Cyanide : B2+ Level 5

Author: Agatha Christie
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: 05-10-2017
ISBN: 978-0-00-826234-1
Pages: 122

Regular price RRP Ā£7.99 - In stock special offer


Collins brings the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, to English language learners.

Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time and in any language. Now Collins has adapted her famous detective novels for English language learners. These readers have been carefully adapted using the Collins COBUILD grading scheme to ensure that the language is at the correct level for an intermediate learner. This book is Level 5 in the Collins ELT Readers series. Level 5 is equivalent to CEF level B2+ with a word count of 22,000 ā€“ 30,000 words.

Each book includes:
ā€¢ Full reading of the adapted version available for free online
ā€¢ Helpful notes on characters
ā€¢ Cultural and historical notes relevant to the plot
ā€¢ A glossary of the more difficult words
ā€¢ Free online resources for students and teachers at

The plot:
Six people sit down for dinner at a table laid for seven. No one can forget the night exactly a year ago that Rosemary Barton died at this same table surrounded by the same people, her beautiful face turned blue with cyanide poison. Rosemary had always been memorable ā€“ and people had strong reactions to her. Did one of the six people at dinner feel strongly enough about her to kill her?

About Collins ELT Readers

Collins ELT Readers are divided into 7 levels:
Level 1 ā€“ elementary (A2)
Level 2 ā€“ pre-intermediate (A2-B1)
Level 3 ā€“ intermediate (B1)
Level 4 ā€“ upper- intermediate (B2)
Level 5 ā€“ upper-intermediate+(B2+)
Level 6 ā€“ advanced (C1)
Level 7 ā€“ advanced + (C2)

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

Free Resources