Wednesday, December 02, 2015

The Need to Read

Reading books is one of the most recommended language-learning activities to do outside the classroom. For one thing, reading is free. Also, reading helps you fix the structures you learn in your brain without you even noticing it. 

In hard times like these, when Public Education is subject to continuous budget cutbacks, checking out books freely from the Engineering School Library is one of those treats our diminishing welfare state still can provide for you. Take advantage of it! As the photo above shows, on shelf 66 on the second floor you will find a collection of about 200 books aimed at A2B1B2 and C1 learners. Some of these reading books come with an audio CD. They are a suggestion to help you improve your vocabulary and syntax, and with the audio mp3, improve your comprehension of spoken English. Check some of them out and enjoy reading a good story.

Don't forget there are tons of free books on the Internet that you can download too, or read them online; a good place to start is Project Gutenberg, which has more than 50,000 free books. And, if you are using a Kindle, you can use the English-English dictionary or an English-Spanish dictionary for difficult words.

BOOK LOAN PROGRAMME. Also, check with me for other A2 or B1 readers I can lend you in class or at my office at the ESI (Entreplanta 1ª) during my tutoring hours. You will improve your English enormously! After you borrow a book, send me an email with the Subject BOOK LOAN: 
"Hello, I am ________________ from group 000. I have borrowed the book ________________ from you. I will give it back in 6 weeks’ time. My phone number is 666 666 666. Thank you."

1 comment:

Bat-i-Burrillo Puppet Theatre said...

Don’t forget, there are tons free books you can download too - a good place to start is Project Gutenberg which has more than 50,000 free eooks https://www.gutenberg.org/

and if you’re using a Kindle, you can either use the English - English dictionary or an English-Spanish dictionary for difficult words.