The eternal topic…books
Hello friends, readers, commentators!
I really love learning English. Unfortunately, I have not taken any English class since January 2007. However, I come into contact with English every day. I made it a rule that I will spend at least an hour a day studying English. I am quite successful in keeping it. It is not hard work with the BBC LE site. By the way, I would like to thank Paul for his appearance, his answers, his advice and the photo as well.
I know that my blogmates are into books. Some of them are bookworms, right Ana Paula? I also like reading. I think that reading improves my English. I have read several books in English which are rewritten in easy English for English learners. But I have already read an original English book. Maybe, this is not a big sensation for some of you but for me it was. My friend from the US understood my desire to read an original English book and he kindly sent his favourite books to me. The first original English book that I read was Pied Piper by Nevil Shute. I find this novel, without doubt, deeply moving. It teaches us that anyone can help those around them if they open their eyes and their hearts. The second book contains two works by Steinbeck, “Of mice and men” and “Cannery row”. Although I have read them in Hungarian and I know the plots of them, they are still difficult for me. After I had read the first 5 pages or so I felt that I bit off more than I can chew. Do not think that I give up. No, no… I will try to read them over and over again until I understand them.
I read English books without using a dictionary – as my former English teachers have advised me. I do not understand every word, of course, but I understand the whole meaning.
My lovely daughter got me another English book for Christmas. I am reading “My best friend’s girl” by Dorothy Koomson. The book is really exciting. I have already read the first 200 pages or so. I thoroughly recommend it. What are you reading now, my friends?
I would like to thank Stephen for recommending the book the Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones. You raised my attention and I am really interested in reading it.
Ana Paula, I just want you to know that I have not forgot my promise. I have been racking my brain to come up with a good idea.
Naheed, I wrote all your tongue twisters in my exercise book. Many thanks for them.
James, I have read your post about your experience as a blogger, commentator and reader with great interest.
Dear my commentators: Pary from Iran, Diema from Bulgaria, bsreddy from kenya, Jo from West Meon, UK, Ania from Poland, Thanh from NJ, US, Raafat from Cairo-Egypt, Mercè from Spain! I really must say how grateful I am for receiving your comments. I am happy that you are interested in my blog. Your feedback is very important to me. I am looking forward to seeing you all.
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