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Jane, a 20-year-old writer falls in love with Tom Lefroy who studies law. Jane's romance inspired her to write Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. Read the story of Jane Austen and how she became one of the greatest writers of English literature.
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Published 2008 by Penguin Longman Readers
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Sayaka Moriyama
Jan 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
@Time of reading
12/27 100 min

@7 word summary
poor woman marry rich man love problems

@Discussion question
Do you have a dream?
Yes - What is it?
No - what person do you want to be in the future?

@My answer
Yes, i do. i want to travel all over the world. especially, i would like to go South America because there are some of my friends. i like human, so i would like to meet a lot of people and learn a lot of knowledge and way of thinking about the world and people.

@What I think about the book.
i like t
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Jessica
Apr 20, 2009 rated it liked it
This book remind me of the story romeo and juliet cause it's similar, i liked because i think that this story is exceptional,I think that this book is a very interesting story because it has adventure, love, mysterious, and funny parts.
AnaΣtaΣia
Mar 29, 2011 rated it liked it
Very- very short, even to describe part of Austen's life....Nevertheless, it made good reading for one summer evening...
Lia The Fangirl
Jul 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I loved it!
HonokaAndo
Jun 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
1.level3
2.June7 35min,June9 45min, June11 20min
3.Jane ,poor ,rich, love,family,sad,novel
4.a)Jane was born in poor family. Her dream was to be a novelist. Then she met a man who is a Mr.Wisley. He is a rich man and fall in love with her. So her mother wanted her to marry .But she refused because she didn't want to marry without love. She loved another men . But everyone opposed about the love. So she eloped with him...
b) I was sad . Because They couldn't marry . They loved each other. But It was
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Rina Sakurai
Dec 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Becoming Jane
by Kevin Hood
Published by Penguin Readers, Level 3

time-250min.
7words-
writer/pride/wrong/prejudice/problems/traditional/happy

Discussion Question
1Q:In this story, people couldn't be happy in a marriage. However, Japanese marriage must be always happy. Do you think marriage should be with happiness?
1A:Surely I answer yes. But one ethnic group in India has different wedding systems. They just get married, and live separately forever. But Japanese couples live together at least while the
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Himawari Ogawa
Apr 17, 2013 rated it liked it

1. Publisher; Andy Hopkins and Jocelyn Potter
Book Series; Penguin Readers
Level;3

2. Time 4/18 10 mins (until chapter 2)
4/22 56 mins 12 mins
Total 78 mins

3.dream, writer, book, love, dance, embarrassed, each other

4.When you were a child, what did you want to be??
→When I was a child, I wanted to be a artist.
because my grandfather is good at drawing, so I wanted to draw something well like him.
What kind of books do you like?
→I like fairy stores, because I can go to different world when I read it.
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Fatima
Sep 30, 2009 rated it liked it
i like this book because it was romantic but it wasn't like all book it was sad ending. what i didn't like about it there wasn't a lot of details in it and it was too short.this book was about a girl called jane and her sister.her sister was married but her sister wasn't married yet.her mom wants her to marry a rich man because they are poor people but jane doesn't want to get married without love. one day she meet her brothers friend his name is tom.she liked him and he liked her but they could ...more
Natsuki Kanbe
May 10, 2016 rated it liked it

1. Penguin level3

2.80 minutes

3. love/marry/rich/poor/family/writer/layer

4a. I am nothing without my uncle's money, and he will never agree to our marriage. So I cannot offer you marriage, but you must know what I feel. I am yours. My heart is yours.

4b. I like this because it means love is more important than money for Jane and Tom. I think it is little romantic.

5. This story is little difficult for me because some complicated things happened. I was surprised that Jane and Tom didn't decide to ma
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かりん
Oct 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
1. Penguin readers level3
2. 20 min 10/13
80min 10/21
3. marry, love, money, story, Hampshire, lawyer, party
4. Which do you choose love or money?
--- I choose love, same as Jane. Money is of course important, but people cannot be happy without love. It is a kind of big choice actually.
5. I really like to read such a love story. I found Anne Hathaway on the cover of this book, she is one of the best actress for me so I chose this one to read. "Sometimes love is a shy flower. It takes time to grow."
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Mako
May 24, 2016 rated it really liked it

1. PENGUIN READERS level3
2. 05/25=80min
3. poor, rich, family, love, marry, writer, problems

4a. 'May I introduce you to one of your admirers - my daughter, Miss Lefroy? Miss Jane Lefroy.'
4b. Jane and Tom didn't marry, but they forgot each other. So Tom named his daughter Jane. I thought it was little romantic.

5. At first, Jane refused a proposal of marriage. I think that it showed love is more important than money. And when I started reading, because this is love story, I guessed that Jane and To
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Mio Takasaki
Jul 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
1. Penguin&level3
2. 07/05=60minutes,07/06=20minutes,07/07=30minutes
3. dream, money, Tom, angry, change, working, break up
4. a. This book was written about a woman's youthful days through a love in 1976.
b.The scene that Jane and Tom met for the first time.
Tom has different emotion from other people, but she attracted him.
5. This story was on the basis of the movie. I've never watched it, so I wanted to do! It was a little hard for me to imagene each situations because the setting era was i
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Haruka Handa
Nov 07, 2012 rated it really liked it

- Penguin Readers, level 3
- Time: 11/7 = 130 minutes
- 7-word summery: woman - poor - write - marry - rich - love - broke
- Discussion questions:
1. If your mother makes you to marry with a rich man you don't love, what will you do?
Of course I don't want to marry with him, but if my family is so poor, I may try to love him.
2. Will you marry with your lover even if your family are against about that?
I will! I want them to celebrate our marriage, so I'll try to persuade them. But if I cannot do that,
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Haruka Furuta
Oct 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
1, PENGUINS Level3
2, 10/5 45 min 10/6 10 min10/7 45 min
3, poor family, marriage, without love, sad, elope, unmarked, famous
4a Jane always said I don't want to get marry without live.
b i can understand how she feels. because I think married life will be boring without love.
5 I enjoyed reading this book. especially I like that Jane decided not to marry because she did't want to Tom to be poor. I think it's hard decision to make. also there were some pictures in the book so it was easier for me
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Misaki Ohata
Nov 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Nanase Hayashi
Jun 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
PENGUIN READERS / level 3
June 25th = 80mins

poor / rich / family / love / marry / problems / future

'Are you Miss Jane Austen?'
I think when people miss someone, they love someone or need someone with them.

After I read this book, I considered what is true love. Nowadays, there are not as many as couples who can't get married because of family whether rich or poor. But I think its problem doesn't matter if they really love each other. I want to watch this movie.
✧Riho✧
Jul 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
1,Penguin level3
2,7/5 60min 7/6 40min
3,rich,poor,love,parents,novel,jane,tom
4,This book is written about secret love of Jane Austen. Jane wants to be a writer, but her parents want her to be rich, so her parents let jane to get marry with rich person.But, Jane doesn't want to get marry with the person who doesn't love. So, she elope with her real pertoner.After all, they broke out for some reason.
5.I like this story. Because this book is so fun. The story develop so fast.
Kayo Nakagaki
Nov 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
1. penguin level 3
2. 11/10 50min 11/12 30min
3. rich, dream, love, dance, writer, marry, poor
4.a ” Are you Miss Jane Austen?”
b They meet again many years later. But Tom has wife and daughter.
5. I want to become the woman like Jane. Because she loved only Tom in her life. If I falled
in love someone, I would love someone deeply.
Chie Akura
1. 1/12= 45minutes

I haven't read all yet.
Shiraz
Mar 12, 2017 marked it as to-read
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Momoka Yamaguchi
Jan 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
1.penguin level3
2. 1/4=50minutes, 1/5=35minutes total=85minutes
3.rich-write-money-poor -a evening-love-future
4.a)Tom said, smiling back at her, "You think that you are better than other people.
b) I was surprised at Tom, because I thought Tom would say to Jane kind words .
5. I like the actress of this story, so I chose this book. When I was reading this story , I was excited. Some complicated things happen between Jane and Tom. It was very interesting for me.
Daiki Matsumoto
Dec 04, 2013 rated it liked it
penguin level 3

- It took 90 minutes

- writer, family, love, marriage, sister, brother, woman

Q and A
Do you know Jane Austin?
- Well, I just have heard of name.

- I knew about her. She had a nice sister. In those days, love marriage was little. Nevertheless that custom, she fell in love. This is nice love romance.
Carmen
Mar 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.The year is 1795 and young Jane Austen is a feisty 20-year-old and emerging writer who already sees a world beyond class and commerce, beyond pride and prejudice, and dreams of doing what was then nearly unthinkable - marrying for love.
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