At twenty-one years old, product design student Evan Speigel developed the social network Snapchat. Just two years later, he shocked the world by turning down a three-billion-dollar offer from Facebook. This is the inside story on how Snapchat grew from a dorm room idea into a multi-billion-dollar company.
Penguin Readers is a series of the best new fiction, essential non-fiction and popular classics written for learners of English as a foreign language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully adapted, the series introduces language learners around the world to the bestselling authors and most compelling content from Penguin Random House. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework and include language activities that help readers to develop key skills.
How to Turn Down a Billion Dollars: The Snapchat Story, a Level 2 Reader, is A1+ in the CEFR framework. Sentences contain a maximum of two clauses, introducing the future tenses will and going to, present continuous for future meaning, and comparatives and superlatives. It is well supported by illustrations, which appear on most pages.