New Oxford Modern English Book 5

Third Edition
Nicholas Horsburgh and Claire Horsburgh

New Oxford Modern English has established itself as one of the most popular ELT courses among both teachers and students for almost three decades. Taking into account the insightful feedback of its users, the series has been revised regularly to address the evolving needs of the learners.

This revised edition includes a host of new features for its users. The series comprises Pre-Primer; Primer A and B with Activity Book; Course books 1 – 8; Workbooks 1 – 8, and Teaching Guides.

Special Features:

  • a wide range of literary genres and themes
  • new prose and poetry texts
  • enhanced and updated glossary and wordlists
  • engaging posters illustrating different literary devices
  • graphic stories
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PKR 845
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ISBN 9780199405756
Weight in kg 0.345
Readership / Level For Class 5
Rights World
Binding Paperback

Digital Resources for Topics

The following videos explain difficult grammar/vocabulary/comprehension topics in an easy-to-understand and student-friendly manner. Teachers can use these videos to provide further explanation on a topic. These can be shown either in the classroom when the teachers are introducing that topic or assigned to the students as homework activity afterwards.

Each video is linked to a topic present in the book. The exercise reference is given for teachers’ ease.

Video links are also given for certain poems. These can be played aloud in the class so students can recite the poem with correct pronunciation.



                                     Video Links

1. The World in a Wall—Gerald Durrell

Ex. B 2 Collective nouns

Ex. C4 Interjections

Ex. E Paragraph writing: either about an imagined situation on about scorpions

Stopping by woods on a snowy evening

Ex. B

2. Does He Remember?

Ex. C
Verbs and adverbs

3. Robinson Crusoe—Daniel Defoe

Ex. C
Adverbs: comparative
and superlative



Ex. C Adverbs

Sour Grapes—Anonymous

Ex. C
Subject, object, and

4. The Skylark—Christina Rossetti

Ex. E
Paragraph writing: about a beautiful thing

5. Perseus and the Gorgon

Ex. C Active and Passive voice

A Misspelled Tale —Elizabeth T. Corbett

Ex. B

Ex. C
Conjunctions: and, but, so, because

6. Bahlol

Ex. B 2

Ex. C 2
Adverbs of Manner

Ex. E

7. Uncle Shams

Ex. B 1

Ex. B 2

Ex. B 4

Everyone Sang—Siegfried Sassoon

Ex. B 1

Ex. C 1

8. A Flash of Light

Ex. E 1 Formal letter writing

The Road Not Taken—Robert Frost

Ex. B 3

Ex. C 1
Subject and predicate

9. Karate Parrot

Ex. C Gerunds, Participles, and Infinitives

Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now—A.E. Housman

Ex. C

10. The Black Spot

Ex. E Picture description


Break, Break, Break

Ex. C Phrases and Clauses

11. My Side of the Mountain

Ex. E Interview

12. The King keeps his appointment

Ex. C Simple Tenses,
Continuous Tenses,
Perfect Tenses

13. The Olympic Games

Ex. E
Transitional Devices

14. Thinking about Role Models

Ex. E

Letter Writing