comprehension-based™ reader
Mario realizes that the banana plantation where his mother works has a sinister side when people start becoming seriously ill.

Level 3 and up / Novice High — Intermediate Low


After divorcing, Mario’s mother must uproot the family to find work. Mario struggles with the thought of moving until he experiences the benefits of his mother’s new job at a fruit company. His new life includes an almost unlimited supply of bananas and a series of new adventures. However, Mario develops a great distaste for bananas once he sees the REAL harvest of the banana plantations.

This Comprehension-based™ reader, ‘Bananas’, strategically weaves high-frequency language structures into a compelling story. Even upper-level language students need repeated exposure to language structures in order to fully acquire them; that’s why Fluency Matters’ intermediate readers maintain a high-frequency factor of high-level language structures, thus helping learners progress beyond typical proficiency levels.


  • Level 3 and up
  • Past tense
  • Unique word count: 275
  • Total word count: 6700
  • Page count: 72
  • Audio recording embedded in the Student and Teacher Bundles
  • A 400+ page Teacher's Guide is also available!
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