Bassanio, a poor man, falls in love with a rich lady called Portia who he plans to marry so that he can repay all the money he owes. Before he can marry Portia, Bassanio needs to borrow even more money but his friend Antonio has none to give. Instead, Antonio helps Bassanio to borrow from Shylock, the moneylender. And that is when things start to go wrong.
Foxton Readers are a series of carefully graded books aimed at ESL / EAL learners of beginner to advanced levels. They are based on a comprehensive grammar and vocabulary framework to match each ability level and to ensure each learner progresses. They are not only suitable for ESL / EAL learners but can also be used with native speakers of primary and secondary school age.