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Great Books

Great Books

Date: Apr 08 2004

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One of the best ways to spend your time is to read a great book. Not only is reading entertaining, but it can be a great way to improve your English. With every page you read, you’ll be expanding your vocabulary and your understanding of English grammar.
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I’ve been really into reading lately. In the past month, I’ve read the following three books, each of which is totally different from the others:
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
The Da Vinci Code is a story about a murder that happens in the Louvre museum in Paris and the two people who join forces to try to solve the mysterious crime. Robert Langdon and Sophie Neveu try to figure out what happened and why there is a series of clues hidden in the works of Leonardo Da Vinci. They travel through Paris, London, and history, trying to find answers before it’s too late.
Shopgirl by Steve Martin
Steve Martin is a famous actor, but he’s also a great writer. Shopgirl is an interesting story about a girl who works in the glove department of Neiman’s in Los Angeles. Nobody ever buys gloves, so she stands around being bored all day. The rest of her life isn’t much more exciting, until she meets Mr. Ray Porter. He is a millionaire from Seattle who treats her in a way she’s never been treated before. Unfortunately, their relationship is complicated and leaves both of them feeling somewhat unhappy.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Jane Austen is one of the most famous authors in history. Her novels, such as Emma, Persuasion and Mansfield Park, are classics. Nearly all of them have been made into films. Pride and Prejudice is no exception. In fact, it might be Austen’s best book. The main character, Elizabeth Bennet, is a great character. She is both endearing and frustrating at the same time, as is her counterpart, Mr. Darcy. It becomes obvious early in the book that the two of them should be together, but you have to wait until the end to find out if they ever overcome their problems and decide to love each other.

 

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Discussion

If you like novels, you’ll love all three of these books. Each one is unique and different from the others, but they all contain a romantic storyline that is complicated by lots of complex problems. If you’re looking for a good book to read, check one of them out today!
Your American Friend,
John

 

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Djana

Djana

Algeria

I like reading too much ,it’s so interesting,and amazing,it takes me to another world,too different from the one i live in.I didn’t read none of these books above,but they sound good,i’ll try to find them..:)

02:46 PM May 14 2016 |

Staisy

Staisy

Russian Federation

Thanks for such an  intriguing  description of these books, I want to read “The Da Vinci Code” in the  future.

07:34 PM Feb 26 2014 |

royalmayur

United Kingdom

Thanks for these, i would like to recommend few others, those are experienced.

English grammar in use

new cutting edge intermediate

12:25 PM Mar 29 2011 |

royalmayur

United Kingdom

i agreed as reading can improve English as i have been doing with some recommended resources and I have been continuously improving my self in term of English language.

 Royals

new english file elementary

 

01:09 PM Jan 10 2011 |

Grazyna Krauze

Poland

I agree with a statement that one of the best way to imrove English is reading in this language.i have been reading Enlish magazines for 5 years. in results you can extend English vocabulary.

03:20 PM Jul 11 2010 |

Grazyna Krauze

Poland

I am interested in English and American  litreture. All position I always tray to read from cover to cover.i adore Mattew Pearl with his The Dante Club.

03:07 PM Jul 11 2010 |

miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

I like reading books, especially is this days I read only English book( I has read 23 English book)  that's  very good way like improve your English but you must read loud. My favorite book is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.

07:53 PM Feb 04 2009 |

rahim1983

Algeria

hello give us more books ,hi katharsis

09:12 PM Aug 10 2008 |

Alebaby

Alebaby

Chile

I strongly recomend reading to improve your english, it helps a ton!

02:37 AM Mar 02 2008 |

lingpingbaby

China

in fact, i like reading,but often,i am frustrating.i can not calm dowm.it is happy that recently,i am better than before.when i am upset,angry ,i will control myself , breath deeply and take a book. a moment later, i can pay full attention on doing something.reading is exciting, i can get lots of fun and knowledge from it.

11:54 PM Mar 01 2008 |

dare-angel

dare-angel

Morocco

Really!That s seems fantastic …I like reading books…I've read A Scandal In Bohemia and Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.

 

08:21 PM Mar 01 2008 |

alex75

Turkey

yeah yeah yeah turkis sweet goo head what you doing

 

10:47 AM Mar 01 2008 |

PeterYao

PeterYao

China

Great!!

04:19 AM Mar 01 2008 |

newcastle

newcastle

Nigeria

i like reading, though time wont let me because i work, but at least i try to read two english books in a month.

09:47 AM Feb 29 2008 |

naif007

naif007

Saudi Arabia

thank you very much

 

I like reading books

10:17 PM Feb 28 2008 |

APOSHKA

Kazakhstan

i like reading books of course if it will about politic or advising life!!!my first book which i really read..it was SOKRATES..book is changing opinion.."D

07:28 PM Feb 28 2008 |

percydean

percydean

Ghana

is really fun and thoughtful when i started reading jade Vinci, life thought is wealthy of, you may never know when it will take until you start to learn. i have really enjoyed it. thanks sir for helping and i think each and everyone should go in for one book and start reading i said any book and start it now.

05:08 PM Feb 28 2008 |

percydean

percydean

Ghana

 

I don't really like reading but i think is really good to start it now. there is no time to waste now i have to act now. thank you sir.  

05:03 PM Feb 28 2008 |

saigon

Virgin Islands, British

norweigian wood

02:33 AM Feb 28 2008 |

lovenglish

lovenglish

Algeria

Hi, really me too, like to speak and practice my english with ppl who speak english as native language i really want to improve my level in english

09:44 PM Feb 27 2008 |

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