I know holidays are a time to have a rest and have fun. However, you may have fun reading books in English as well. That is why you may find some suggestions below:
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl. (nice, lots of useful vocabulary)
- The Twits, by Roald Dahl. (easy, short, funny. Do you remember the spaghetti story?)
- The BFG, by Roald Dahl. (nice story, lots of invented words, good if you like playing with language)
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney. (funny, easy)
- The London Eye Mystery, by Siobhan Dowd. (thriller-suspense)
As an optional activity, you may also write a short book review that may be published here on the blog. You may follow these instructions:
WRITING A BOOK REVIEW
Answer in sentences to form paragraphs under the following headings rather than numbering your answers or using bullet points. Your review should include:
- The book’s title and author
- The genre of the book (suspense, romance, comedy, fantasy, …)
- A brief summary of the plot that doesn’t give away too much (no spoilers)
- Was the story written in the first or third person? ( ‘I’ or ‘he / she’) How important was this to the story?
- Comments on the book’s strong points and weak points (aspects you really liked and aspects that you didn’t like that much). For example, mention a scene you really enjoyed, or a moment you found especially boring.
- Your personal opinion: would you recommend it? To what specific kinds of readers?
Whether you simply read one of these books or you decide to write a review, there are further instructions in our Edmodo group. Please have a look.