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The Love of a King

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This award-winning collection of adapted classic literature and original stories develops reading skills for low-beginning through advanced students.
Accessible language and carefully controlled vocabulary build students' reading confidence.
Introductions at the beginning of each story, illustrations throughout, and glossaries help build comprehension.
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Paperback, 56 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published August 17th 2000)
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Sähår Ḿǿĥẳmmęd
best English story i have ever read
just a king who left it all for his own happiness :)
Yuka Sugiura
1. Pater Dainty, Oxford, Level2
2. 4/30-30m, 5/1-20m
4. When Edward left Britain, his mother said to him "I love you. I am your mother and nothing can change that. But if you marry that woman, you will break my heart. Go now. It is all very sad."
I think this words made him strong. He could decide not to come back here and be happy with woman he loved.
5. I really thought about true love through this book. Edward gave the crown to his brother and choose his
My favourite romance book ever. I had never been so touching like this before. I can feel the greatest love between 2 different class of 2 people how they fight for they love. How they pass through the strong disagree of the royal family. The true story about King Edward V||| and Wallis Simpson ( Duke and Duchess of Windsor). A king who throw everything away for him love and to be with her forever. After king George V died, he became a king. He had fall in love with a girl who had been married a ...more
Aki Kawachi
1. 6/27 30min 6/28 60min

2. Lonely

3. A

4. A

5. This is the true story of King Edward VIII of Great Britain; a man who fell in love, and who wanted to be happy. He could have anything that he wanted. But he wasn't happy because his heart was empty. Then he met Wallis and everything changed. But his family disagreed to get married with her. So they went away. Six months later, they married in France. When his mother and brother died, he returned to Windsor for a f
Edward VIII was the king of Great Britain and other several countries. But he throw his place away for his love. I don't believe that love is forever. How could it be? Love is getting colder and colder becasue people change. Did Edward really love Wallis so much? Was it really worth it to have to leave his country?
Kosuke Kamiya
1. Oxford, level2

2. 4/10=60min

3. king, queen, prince, royal, love, against, marry

4. a Thank God for Wallis, and LONG LIVE LOVE!

b I like this passage because Edward, who is a main character in the book, lived in Big Palace, but
he always felt sad and lonely because he has no friends who play with. However, finally he could find the most precious things in his life.
That means his wife, Wallis.

5. I'm getting to like and respect him while reading it. he spent half life in being alone. However, he
Ruiji Kimura
6/14 15min
6/16 30min
6/17 45min
prince - hard - childhood - meet - woman - in love - go away

〜PASSAGE/EXCERPT from the book that you liked or didn't like〜
I must follow my heart. You tell me that it's a crime to fall in love. You tell me that it's wrong to be happy. How strange this country is!

〜Why did you like/didn't you like the passage/excerpt you wrote above〜
I think that the passage describes how passionate Edward's love is. His love is enough strong to throw his position away.

Tomoya Sugiyama

10th June = 20 min. 14th June = 15 min. 15th June = 30 min.

King, war, soldier, modern, marry, deuterogamist, love

How do you think to change to modern or new system from traditional one?

I liked this story because I like a revolution. Edward was a king of new generation. An active king such as Edward is rare, and necessary for changing the times. I think Edward understand the suffering of others thanks to his experience of war. It is important point fo
Takuma Kusagawa

2.6/3=35minutes 6/4=50minutes

3.marry,love,king,Great Britain,divorce,wrong,crown

4.Edward said"You tell me that Wallis cannot marry a King. So there is only one thing that I can do. I will give the crown to my brother, and leave England. I must follow my heart."
I thought he has strong feeling about marriage with Wallis.

5.Edward was a king of England, but he fall in love with Wallis. Edward's family didn't like her and didn't permit him get married to Wallis, so he left his country
Naomi Mori
1.Oxford, Level2
2.5/30=20minutes, 6/1=30minutes, 6/2=30minutes
3. Prince, Buckingham palace, royal star, divorce, crown, real love, buried
4.a)You can not buy happiness. And you can not buy love.
b)These phrases are absolutely true because even if people have much money, they can not buy them, so I think they are irreplaceable things.
5. I thought King is also a man and it is natural to fall in love, but it is not easy to marry because he is royal person. Royal people do not have freedom as ordina
Yuuka Matuda
1.oxford 2rating
2.6/17 30minutes 6/18 50minutes
3.prince, king, lessons, girl, love, divorce,queen
4.(a) i like the passage that Edward VIII marry wallis.
(b) Edward VIII had loved her for his life.
5. the book's story is about Edward VIII's life. he was the Prince of Wales. so he had to be the King. but he loved the wrong women. she was already married to another man and had the experience of divorce. the divorce was not accepted by the people in his country. but he loved her. so he quit being the
Mio Kobayashi
1. Oxford&Level2

2. 04/24=30minutes, 04/27=20minutes, 04/28=30minutes

3. King Edward, alone, meet, Wallis, choose, love, country

4. a I like "My heart is with Wallis and I cannot live without the woman I love."
b Edward said the phrase on the radio to people before he left England.

5. I impressed by this story. Edward was King of Great Britain. He fell in love with great woman, but they couldn't. Because he was King. So he decided to be a man in love. Love is more important than his country for
Maho Asano
1. Oxford level 2
2. 6/14 = 60min, 6/16=28min
3. Britain, lonely, First World War, Wallis, BBC radio, Paris, marry,
4. a)"I will soon leave this country and travel to France. My heart is with Wallis and I cannot live without the woman I love." Edward announced that he had decided to abdicate his throne to Britain and the world on BBC radio.
b) I like this scene because he went through with his love.
This is "the love which he bets his crown on".
5. Actually, I have never heard about Edward and Walli
Noriho Motokawa
1. oxford level2
2. 5/13=60 5/14=30
3. love king woman marry Britain leave country
4. a)You cannot buy happiness. And you cannot buy love.
b) Two years before his death, Edward said this words. He really loved Wallis but people didn't agree. He overcane a lot of difficulties so this word is a loaded word.
5. I was interested in British Royal Family. I could learn a lot of things. He was a king but he left his country to love Wallis. Some people may think he is terrible but I think he is great becau
Giulia Radogna
The story is very exciting , talked about a King called Edward and a woman called Wallis. They are the main characters.
Edward met a pretty woman called Wallis, he fell in love with her, but she was married with a man called Winfield and she divorced him because he was an aggressive man....
it's a wonderful story of love and passion I reccomended you this book , I liked the story because they passed for many problems but their love was very big and they got married! At the end the love was invinci
6/10 39min (without SSR)
7-words summary
Love prince family war France marriage law

Discussion question
If you want to marry someone but your or partner's parents oppose it, what would you do?

My answer
I try to persuade them first, but if it does not work, I run away with my partner.

My opinion
I like this book because I could see that there were some rules about marriage in king'a family, That was interesting for me. I also like that George threw away his prize to marry woman who he loved very much.
1 oxford level 2
2 10/6=10minutes 10/7= 70minutes
3 parents, love, king, brother, marry, divorce, free
4 a:I could have anything that I wanted. But I wasn't happy because my heart was empty. Then I met Wallies and everything changed.
b: I like this passage. Love is necessary for our lives. I want to meet someone who change my life like Wallies.
5 I like this story very much. Love is wonderful. I think there is nothing important than love.
Kanae Kamiya
1. oxfold level2
2. 5/21=30 5/22=30 5/25=30
3. Buckingham Paris England love alone king marry
4. Edward VIII and his family lived in Buckingham Palace. He becomes King later. He fell in love that woman but she was already married to another man. Everyone didn't like her... He decided one thing. It's that he leave England. What happens to two people !?
5. Love is happy in some cases. Love is torments in some cases. It's difficult but wonderfulI. I thought we can do free love. It's simple but very hap
Madoka Sakuta
OXFORD level2
time 45min JUNE2
King life women two love decide home
Discusstion question
1 If you were the King, what would you do?
If I were the King, I want to do 2 things.
First, I make a lot of friends all over the world.
Second, I want to held Yakiniku party in Japan and invite them.
2 When you marry, do you want to live with your parents or not?
How about partner's parents?
In my case, I want to live with my parents.
I like my parents very much.
I do not want to live with partnerz's pare
Arisa Shimokawa

1.Oxford level2

2.9/26=50minutes, 9/28=40minutes

3. king, love, marry, wrong, Great Britain, divorce, crown

4.(a)I must follow my heart.
(b)I thought this passage is so cool. We always face the situations that we have to decide something. Then, we should chose what we think about that.

5. Edward chose not the crown but the lover. I thought he is brave and cool.
Kayo Nakagaki
1. oxford level 2

2. 7/1 60minutes 7/2 30minutes

3. king, parents, country, love, marry, alone, Paris

4. a:Edward spoke on BBC radio to Britain, ” My heart is with Wallis and I cannot live without the woman I love.”
b:I think he did manly behavior to be with Wallis.

5. Edward is brave man, because he chose lover, not the crown. So I want get married to someone like him.
Haruka Furuta
1, OXFORD level 2
2, 5/12 30 min 5/13 50 min
3, alone, king, love, give, crown , died, empty
4, a You could see real love in their eyes.
b, from that passage, I could knowhow they fall I love deeply.
5, I was surprised that Edward gave his crown to his brother if was him I won't do that.
I could know about royal family from this book.
Abdoallah Bali eslami
Reading Summarized story about Duke and Duchess Edward & Wallis was so sweet to me, Why i didn't say Queen Edward because he start his real lovely life beside of his love Wallis in Paris as a Duke & and Duchess not as a Queen, adore his bravely acts to leave everything even crown for a woman who he loved ! at the end: "LONG LIVE LOVE."
Mana Ando
1.Oxford level 2
4a.She is everything to me.
4b.I like this words. I want to be said the words sometimes!hahaha
5.My friend recommended this book so I read. The love of this story is true love!!! I love this kind of story because my heart will be warm.
Chiaki Kinpara
1, Oxford level2
2, 6/22 80min
3, lonely, palace, war, crown, marry, jewellery, dead
4a, I like the last part of this book.
4b, Edward(Duke) said that he loves her so many times. I know how he loves her.
5, I like this story! Edward(Duke) and Wallis(Duchess) really love each other even though they had to leave their hometown.
Nov 13, 2014 Victor is currently reading it
این داستان درباره ی پرنس ادوارد می باشد که عاشق یک زن می شود و به خاطر او از سلطنتش می گذرد و سلطنتش را به برادرش واگذار می کند و پس از سال ها تصمیم می گیرد تا به کشورش برگردد ولی برادرش به او دروغ می گوید و قسم می خورد که دیگر بر نگردد و...
Momoko Fujigaki
1.Oxford level 2
3.Lonely, Strict parents, Wallis, New King, Divorce, Paris, Long Live Love
4.a)But you told me that I was boring! You told me the truth. I like that!
b)I think this scene became the cause of the love between Edward and Wallis, so I like this scene.
5.The king Edward really loved a woman, Wallis, even he quited a king. Through this book, I found how he loved her.
Moeko Matsuo
OXFORD bookworms Level 2
June 12, 2013
Time: 60mins

7words: prince-child-war-woman-love-marry-happy

Discussion question:
In this story, a prince quited to be a king because he really wanted to marry with a woman he loved. If you a prince or a princess, do you quit to be a king or queen to marry someone you really love?
-I think I will choose the same way which the prince chose, because I think it's very important to be with someone I really love. If I can't get the place of honor, I can be happy to l
Kweetat Chew
An easy read to understand a true love story of a not so distant past, of two souls destined for perpetual togetherness, of a sacrifice made in the name of true love. Long live love!
Luu Khue
It's a gift from a friend. Thank you very much. Going to read and give comments as soon as I can.
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