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Bárbara on The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

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May 28, 2013 Posted by | 1st ADV, Reading, STUDENTS' CORNER, Writing | Leave a comment

Book Reviews from ADV 1ºC and 1ºD

May 19, 2013 Posted by | 1st ADV, Reading, STUDENTS' CORNER, Writing | Leave a comment

Book Reviews from INT 1ºE, 1ºF and 1ºG

May 19, 2013 Posted by | 1st INT, Reading, STUDENTS' CORNER, Writing | Leave a comment

Short Story Radio: listen to short stories online

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Listen to short stories online. Download short stories to your computer or MP3 player. Read short stories online and join our World Reading Group.

See on www.shortstoryradio.com

May 4, 2013 Posted by | 1st ADV, Listening, Reading | Leave a comment

The Times in Plain English |

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News in plain English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) and ESL, information for immigrants and students improving their literacy skills and learning about health, jobs, immigration and American government. Useful for lower level students, but you can also challenge your advanced class and ask them to rewrite the articles using more complex structures!

See on www.thetimesinplainenglish.com

May 4, 2013 Posted by | Reading | Leave a comment

I’ll tell you a story – Fairy tales and fables, traditions and reality through imagination!

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Fairy tales and fables, traditions and reality through imagination. Fairy tales and fables allows to face a wide variety of topics using the stuff that dreams dreams ara made of: desires and emotions, without barriers.

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May 4, 2013 Posted by | Reading | Leave a comment

Fairytales

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Elena Espina‘s insight:

Luis Miguel recommends us this site where you can read and listen to lots of stories. Thanks for sharing, Luis M.

See on www.storynory.com

May 4, 2013 Posted by | 1st ADV, Listening, Reading | Leave a comment

This is not a tall tale, I promise.

2BenCarpenterAP_468x374A tall tale or tall story is “something that someone tells you that sounds so exciting, dangerous, unpleasant, etc that you do not believe it is true” However, the story of the three-wheel racer we talked and read about last day is based on true facts, as I told you. If you still have some doubts,  here is part of an interview with the ‘lucky’ racer and a news article on the unbelievable incident.

If you like reading stories in English, here you have some links:

http://www.classicshorts.com/

http://strangenewsstories.eslreading.org/

http://www.rong-chang.com/qa2/

http://www.eslfast.com/

http://www.manythings.org/voa/stories/

http://americanfolklore.net/folklore/esl-reading/

April 12, 2013 Posted by | 1st ADV, Reading | Leave a comment

LIST OF COMPULSORY BOOKS, 1ST YEAR INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Choose one of the books in the list and write a review in about 250 words.

Levin, IraThe Boys from Brazil, Penguin Readers Level 4

Binchy, MaeveEvening Class, Penguin Readers Level 4

Forester, C. S., The African Queen, Oxford Bookworms Library 4

Vine, Barbara, The House of Stairs, Penguin Readers Level 4

Paretsky, Sara, Deadlock, Oxford Bookworms Library 5

Tey, Josephine, Brat Farrar, Oxford Bookworms Library 5

Leather, SueThe Amsterdam Connection,Cambridge English Readers Level 4

Naylor, HelenWhen Summer Comes,Cambridge English Readers Level 4

Wilson, Judith, Staying Together, Cambridge English Readers Level 4

Leather, SueDeath in the Dojo,Cambridge English Readers Level 5

Maley, Alan, A Tangled Web, Cambridge English Readers Level 5

Maley, AlanHe Knows Too Much,Cambridge English Readers Level 5

Naylor, HelenIn the Shadow of the Mountain,Cambridge English Readers Level 5

McGiffin, Janet, Murder by Art, Cambridge English Readers Level 5

Neilsen, Rod, The Sugar Glider, Cambridge English Readers Level 5

 

BOOK REVIEW STRUCTURE

Introduction: general comments about the book

Title, author and kind of book (adventure, mystery, detective, romance, horror…)

Plot: a brief summary of what happens

You want to tell what the story is mostly about. What is the main event or conflict? What things lead up to it? Whathappens as a result?

Characters: briefly describe and comment on the main characters

What are they like?

Other information: anything else important that you want to say about the book

Did you like the story?What was the best part of the book?How did the story make you feel?Did you feel different things at different points in the story?What new things did you learn from this book?

Conclusion: include your personal recommendations here

Would you recommend this book? Why (not)?Would you read other books by this author?

You can read more about writing a book review below:

February 15, 2013 Posted by | 1st INT, BLOG BOARD, Reading, Writing | Leave a comment

LIST OF COMPULSORY BOOKS, 1ST YEAR ADVANCED LEVEL

Choose one of the books in the list and write a review in about 300 words. You can choose any other editions, including e-book editions.

Bowen, James, A Street Cat Named Bob,  Hodder & Stoughton

Boyne, John, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, David Fickling Books

Boyne, John, The House of Special Purpose, Black Swan

Dahl, Roahl, Boy, Tales of Chilhood, Puffin

Dahl, Roahl, Going Solo, Puffin

Dowswell, Paul,  Aüslander, Bloosmsbury

Haddon,  Mark, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, David Fickling Books

Orwell, George, Animal Farm, Penguin Classics

BOOK REVIEW STRUCTURE

Introduction: general comments about the book

Title, author and kind of book (adventure, mystery, detective, romance, horror…)

 Plot: a brief summary of what happens

You want to tell what the story ismostly about. What is the main event or conflict? What things lead up to it? What happens as a result?

Characters: briefly describe and comment on the main characters

What are they like?

Other information: anything else important that you want to say about the book

Did you like the story? What was the best part of the book?How did the story make you feel?

Did you feel different things at different points in the story?

What new things did you learn from this book?

 Conclusion: include your personal recommendations here

Would you recommend this book? Why (not)? Would you read other books by this author?

You can read more about writing a book review below:

February 5, 2013 Posted by | 1st ADV, BLOG BOARD, Reading, Writing | Leave a comment