recommended reading- year 1

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:

  1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl. (nice, lots of useful vocabulary)
  2. The Twits, by Roald Dahl. (easy, short, funny. Do you remember the spaghetti story?)
  3. The BFG, by Roald Dahl. (nice story, lots of invented words, good if you like playing with language)
  4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney. (funny, easy)
  5. 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:


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.

One comment on “recommended reading- year 1

  1. Pingback: How to improve your English (year 1) | natalialzam

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