Liz Turns 50

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Liz Turns 50 By Jennie Cole

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A title in the Liz and Joe Series, a collection of reading books for new readers, and particularly suitable for ESOL learners. 

Developed for adults who are learning English as a second language, these short stories, illustrated with colour photographs and presented in a comic book style, are a fun way to build vocabulary around daily life.

Aimed at Entry level ESOL learners, the Liz and Joe Series is popular with Literacy and ESOL students alike, who enjoy following the same characters, seeing different aspects of their lives and comparing everyday situations with their own. 

Titles in the series:

  • Joe's Surprise
  • Liz and Joe Have a Day Out
  • Liz Gets a Gas Bill
  • The Missing Cat
  • Joe Buys a New Jumper
  • Liz Turns 50
  • Liz Goes to the Hairdressers

Additional Information

ISBN / EAN 9781842311646
Author Jennie Cole
Publisher Gatehouse
Reading Level 3 - Standard Beginner Reader
  • Love these books!

    I discovered these books in the local library. They are fabulous for my low level literacy learners and full of humour. Students like them because they touch on everyday topics they can relate to. Please can we have more like this!

    Sheelagh Croft 2 May 2018
  • My learners could relate to this!

    Many of my learners are ladies in their 40's and 50's, coming to a local community centre for literacy skills. They loved reading Liz Turns 50, as they could relate to the story and found it funny.

    Dawn Houghton 7 February 2018
  • Love the comic book format

    I love how colourful your books are. English is my second language, so I have a bit of personal interest in library ESOL resources. I understand when a person’s vocabulary is limited, the pictures become more important as a way of making sense of the story. Your books get the learner involved and able to absorb the vocabulary by the use of such lively images.

    As a second language learner, rather than trying to learn from plain text books, I would buy a magazine with glossy picture stories that grabbed my attention more. I found these really helped me to engage with the book. This is why I love the comic book format of your books.

    Well done and keep on writing.

    Iwona Cieniuch, Library Facilitator 24 November 2016
  • Great characters

    I use the Liz and Joe books with my adult learners. They love reading about the characters and find them funny. The photos make for a realistic read, allowing my learners to identify with the characters. They are particularly fond of Joe's Surprise, as they loved seeing photos of the market.

    Mark Hanson 16 September 2016

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