dayane
hello! can you guys recomended me a book for improve my reading ?
Oct 22, 2018 3:34 PM
Answers · 7
Tell us what you are interested in, and what other books you like. Nonfiction books are easier than fiction, so I would suggest looking for a nonfiction book on a topic that really interests you. There is a big problem for learners. The style of written English changed during 1920-40 and became much simpler. Fiction written before then is written in difficult English, with long sentences, complicated grammar, and a wider vocabulary. Therefore, many "classics" (Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Emily Brontë, etc.) are not good for beginners. Unfortunately, most books published after 1923 are still under copyright, and you must pay money to buy them. I have one specific suggestion. "Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse," by Anna Sewell, is in fairly easy English and quite interesting. It is often suggested for children because it is not in difficult English and doesn't deal with love or other "adult" themes, but it was not written for children.
October 23, 2018
When I was learning French and Chinese, humorous children's books were very helpful--it's lots of fun to spend half an hour decoding a stupid children's joke. You might want to try something like Sanderson's "Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians", Dahl's "The Twits", or Anderson's "Whales on Stilts". If those are too advanced, try Pilkey's "Captain Underpants."
October 22, 2018
Hi, it depends on your actual level. If you suppose your level English is good, then you'll be amazed at reading any novel, where you will hardly be able to read one paragraph without stumbling in three or four unknown words (or syntax) each time. You might see if anyone has let an English novel for share, in your City Library. Otherwise, you might have a look in https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Category:Short_stories -------------------- EDIT An article here suggests to read the British local news - I don't know, The Sun ? Daily Mirror? I personally found very rich of uncommon terminology "The Daily Beast", it's american This is common language. If you need a scientific language, a specific glossary, use Wikipedia or follow the specialized sites (Economics? Sciences? Graphics?) Bye
October 22, 2018
You can pick something here for your level and interests: http://english-e-books.net/
October 22, 2018
Ciao
October 22, 2018
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