What was your first book in English?
I started with Little prince and I think it's a good book for me...maybe you think it's a book for kids and it's too easy to learn English.So, tell me name of another books that you love it and you think they are really suitable for an English learner.And then answer my question please...
Jun 18, 2020 5:50 PM
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The first book I read in English was "<em>The Picture of Dorian Gray</em>". Which, of course was a terrible choice because of the advance vocabulary that it contains. I remember that someone even told me that instead I should just pick up a beginners version of that book, and of course I got ofended hahah... so I went along with my reading anyways.
Needless to say that I lost track of the story pretty soon, and by the end of the book I didn't even know what the plot was about. But, on the flip side, I read it along with an audio version, which compensated my lack of reading comprehension.
June 19, 2020
<em>The Little Prince</em> isn't a book for children, or rather it's a book for everyone. The English is not particularly simple. It's not really short. It touches on many sophisticated themes. It's an accomplishment to have read it and you should feel pleased with yourself.

You might consider <em>Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse,</em> by Anna Sewell. It wasn't written for children but it is in relatively easy English, in short chapters. In the United States it is often read by children at about age 11 or 12. It is out of copyright and you can find it at no cost online, for example here: <a href="" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Black Beauty, by Anna Sewell</a> . It is told from the point of view of a horse, and was written to convince people to understand horses better and stop using cruel practices.

I'm a US native speaker, and naturally my first book was a "preprimer." The first page said "Look, look!" The next said "See, see!" The next pages contained sentences like "See Ted run. Run, Ted, run!"
June 18, 2020
I think any children book is a great way to learn. I guess it is just up to your preference. I wish I started doing this when I first started learning.
June 18, 2020
Thanks Barbara...I remember I wanted to start this work with a big and lovely novel.It was Harry Potter...then I read some of comments of beginners and they made me choose a simple book...
June 19, 2020
Thank you Dan...Thanks for your advice...I'm gonna read Black Beauty after this...
June 19, 2020
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