Set in 1866, Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea starts with everyone in Europe, Great Britain and the United States talking about a monster that has been sinking ships in the Atlantic Ocean. No one is sure what to do about it, but the United States finally decides to do something about it and sends a ship called The Abraham Lincoln to capture the monster. On The Abraham Lincoln
are our heroes, Pierre Aronnax, a famous scientist, his servant, Conseil, and Ned Land, the king of the harpooners.
When it sets out to sea, The Abraham Lincoln is attacked by the creature and our three heroes are thrown overboard. They discover that the monster is a submarine called the Nautilus and they are captured by its captain, Captain Nemo.
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.