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The Double Bass Mystery Level 2 Book with Audio CD Pack

3.42  ·  Rating details ·  71 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Modern, original fiction for learners of English. Penny Wade travels to Barcelona to perform in a concert with her orchestra. But the trip is not quite what she imagined. Her double bass goes missing and her boyfriend is acting very strangely. One night everyone is woken by screams and the orchestra manager is found dead on the street outside their hotel. Did he fall from ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published August 31st 2000 by Cambridge University Press (first published April 1st 1999)
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Kosuke Katayama
Nov 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
1. Cambridge, Level 2

2. Nov 14→80 minutes

3. double, bass, orchestra, problem, police, scream, night

4a. Penny Wade had double basses. However, one of them was not in Barcelona. It was lost. In addtion, someone from his orchestra died. He felt strange, so he searched to know what happened.

4b. I like mysterious story, so I could concentrate to read this book. But, I did not have enough time to read, so I didn't finish. I thought it was interesting so far, so when I have time, I want to continue to
Mar 25, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A quick little read that I finished in an hour. Slowly going through my to read piles at home, starting with the thinner books.

Short little mystery.
Marcus Winicius
Jan 18, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who study English as a foreign language
It's not good. Predictable. Poor. Full of clichés.
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Mizuki Touda
May 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

2. 05/17 = 90 minutes 05/18 = 90 minutes

3. 1 Barston Symphony Orchestra (BSO)
2 Spain
3 Double bass
4 Boyfriend
5 Died
6 Inspector
7 Surprising

4a. Penny plays the double bass in the Barston Symphony Orchestra. She went to Spain with BSO members to play performance there. However, when they arrived at Spain, Penny's double bass was not there. She didn't know why her instrument was not there. While they stayed in Spain, they had a one more thing which was s
Aika Arakawa
Jun 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

2: 6/3 15min. 6/4 75min.

3: Orchestra, England, Penny, problem, instrument, Barcelona, theatre

4: a. Penny Wade is a musician. She is enjoying her first visit to Barcelona with her orchestra. But her double bass is lost, and then someone with her orchestra dies.

b. My favorite sentence is "My face was red because of the day's sun and it was very hot in the theatre." When I read this sentence, I thought another reason about his face turned red. I think there is the woman who is t
Moe Hosokawa
1. Cambridge level2

2. 12/07 = 80 minutes

3. orchestra, bass, missing, concert, died, track, question

4. Penny and members of Barston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) came to Barcelona because they had some their concerts. however, Penny's double bass was lost. Penny could play with her boyfriend's instrument. the next day, one of members was dead. strangely, her boyfriend disappeared in front of her. the mysteries were being solved.

5. there are many characters in this story. it made me a little confused.
Erika Saito
-Cambridge university press
-10/3 = 80 min
-7-word summary:Double bass, orchestra, love, die, relation, kill, secret
-Discussion question
1. Have you ever experienced something mystery?
No, I haven't. Just watched them on TV drama.
2. Which has large effect love or money?
It depends. However, actually, money make a lot of problem between people...

The story was not so clear, and difficult to understand at all. However, what I really feel is that money is fear. Sometimes money changes a person... and som
Naoki Atsumi

Wade, musician, first, orchestra, bass, lost, die

In the first trip, she lost her instrument.
I thought If I were her, I could not stand for being there or what should I do or something like that. However, she tried to find hard quickly and thought first of all I have to find it. So she was strong I thought.

In the story, main character lost her music instrument for playing first orchestra. It's hard to believe if it happen to me. I don't want to image that. But I could enjoy this bo
Kentaro Iijima
-Cambridge, level 2.
-Time: 1/21 = 90 minutes.
-7-word summary: woman, bass, lost, terrible, love, truck, money
-Discussion questions:
1.Do you have a mystery story?
I watched story like mystery on TV and I know some stories. However, I met it like that. I want to experience it.
2.Can you play something like guitar?
I am not good at playing instrument. so I will try playing guitar during next spring vacation.

I didn't understand the last. I think this story is a little unclearly. But it was interesting
Mana Ando
May 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
1. Cambridge level2

2.5/6=30min, 5/13=80min

3.Orchestra,Double Bass,concert,kill,lost,boyfriend,instrument

4.a Penny Wade is a musician. She is enjoying her first visit to Barcelona with her orchestra. But first her double bass is lost,and then someone with her orchestra dies.Penny's life changes as she also slowly learns the truth.

b Though she is enjoying her first visit there, she got into trouble. That's a very sad thing. And, I want to know the truth!

5.I can't imagine that if my boyfriend were
11/10=45min. 11/11=50min. total=95min.
Seven word summary / a woman, boyfriend, kill, manager, doublebass, money, orchestra, secret
Q. Have you ever played the double bass (contrabass)?
A. No, I have never played it. But I have played the bass when I was in high school. I belonged to the band club then. Playing the bass is difficult for me but I liked to do.

This story was exciting I enjoyed reading. But I think the end of this story was little bad end.
Monica Keller
1: Cambridge, level 2
2: 90 minutes
3: musician, orchestra, bass, police, life, mystery, concert
4: a: The question which the man asked to the woman. Do you think I'm stupid, do you?
b : I didn't understand why he asked this question. I wonder why the woman got angry.
5: I usually don't read mystery, but this story was interesting. It was strange that people were dead or missing. However, I realized the the person who did it right away.
Saya Nakata
1.Cambridge level2

2.4/13=40minutes 4/15=40minutes

3.double bass, orchestra, barcelona , Penny, painting, Frank, concert

4.It has trees and cafe, street musicians and street actors. People sell newspapers and flowers and birds in cages.
I like this passage it is because I can imagine Les Rambles.

5.The book was intresting but little difficult for me. I thought that I want to go to Barcelona.
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