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Maddened by Mystery: or, The Defective Detective. The great detective sat in his office.

Maddened by Mystery: or, The Defective Detective

He wore a long green gown and half a dozen secret badges pinned to the outside of it. Three or four pairs of false whiskers hung on a whisker-stand beside him. Goggles, blue spectacles and motor glasses lay within easy reach. He could completely disguise himself at a second's notice. Half a bucket of cocaine and a dipper stood on a chair at his elbow. His face was absolutely impenetrable. CantApp: General Prologue. Geoffrey Chaucer CantApp: The General Prologue An Edition in an App Edited by Richard North, Barbara Bordalejo, Terry Jones and Peter Robinson.

CantApp: General Prologue

Jokes in Levels. ANDREWARTICLESANDSTORIES. The 10 Best Books of 2019. In the first chapter of this assured debut novel, two young girls vanish, sending shock waves through a town perched on the edge of the remote, brooding Kamchatka Peninsula.

The 10 Best Books of 2019

What follows is a novel of overlapping short stories about the various women who have been affected by their disappearance. Each richly textured tale pushes the narrative forward another month and exposes the ways in which the women of Kamchatka have been shattered — personally, culturally and emotionally — by the crime. Fiction | Alfred A. Knopf. $26.95. | Read the review | Listen: Julia Phillips on the podcast Lerner’s exhilarating third novel, after “Leaving the Atocha Station” and “10:04,” rocks an emphatically American amplitude, ranging freely from parenthood to childhood, from toxic masculinity to the niceties of cunnilingus, from Freud’s Oedipus complex to Tupac’s “All Eyez on Me.” Best Short Stories for Middle Schoolers, As Chosen by Teachers.

It can be a challenge to get middle schoolers interested in reading. The thought of tackling a thick novel can be overwhelming, especially during distance learning. Short stories are always a great choice. In addition to requiring less of a time commitment, they are an easy way to expose your students to new authors and genres. Also, the best short stories are every bit as engaging and meaningful as the best novels. We asked our audience on Facebook and Instagram to share some of their favorite short stories for middle schoolers. Grimmstories.com - Grimm mesék. Nonsense Novels, by Stephen Leacock. Graded reading. PDF Drive - Search and download PDF files for free. Free Reading Passages and Literacy Resources. Short, Small, Simple English Stories.

Graded listening. Google Doodle celebrates Virginia Woolf's 136th birthday. Adeline Virginia Woolf (25 January 1882 — 28 March 1941) was an English writer, regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century.

Google Doodle celebrates Virginia Woolf's 136th birthday

During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a member of the Bloomsbury Group. Shakespeare - Much Ado About Nothing. In a beautiful Italian town, some local soldiers are coming back home after a war.

Shakespeare - Much Ado About Nothing

One of the soldiers, a young man called Claudio, falls in love with the daughter of a wealthy local family. Her name is Hero and she loves him too. But her cousin, Beatrice, is not so happy about the men’s return. She remembers how she always argues with Claudio’s friend Benedick: she and he both like to speak their minds, and he is just as clever as she is. English e-books. UGRIC web 2014 Macmillan. Graded Readers. What are “Graded Readers”?

Graded Readers

Graded Readers are books of various genres that are specially created for learners of foreign languages. They may be simplified versions of existing works, original stories or books that are factual in nature. They are ‘graded’ in the sense that the syntax and lexis are controlled in order to make the content accessible to learners of the language. Publishers normally issue reader series with 4-6 different reading levels to suit a range of skill levels and allow progress over time.

The Extensive Reading Foundation also refers to graded readers as Language Learner Literature (LLL), indicating that they comprise a valid, ‘authentic’ type of literature aimed at a specific readership. Graded Reader Awards Through the Language Learner Literature Awards, the Extensive Reading Foundation has, since 2004, recognized the best graded readers of the previous year, with awards for each language level.

ERF Graded Reader List. Pearson English Readers - Easystarts - Pearson Schweiz AG - Der Fachverlag fuer Bildungsmedien. M-Reader. ERF Placement Test. M-Reader. Free graded readers for extensive reading. Are you looking for free graded readers?

Free graded readers for extensive reading

Are you a learner of English? Do you want to read every day in English? Do you want to read simple books to improve your English? Do you have a Kindle reader but no books to read on it? English listening practice. Monkey Puzzle - Book reading for children - Read aloud video. Peppa at Home Read Aloud - Peppa Pig. The Little Prince: English Version. The Little Prince: English Version. Audiobooks - The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde. 'It is a ridiculous attachment,' twittered the other Swallows, 'she has no money, and far too many relations;' and indeed the river was quite full of Reeds.

The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde

Then, when the autumn came, they all flew away. After they had gone he felt lonely, and began to tire of his lady-love. 'She has no conversation,' he said, 'and I am afraid that she is a coquette, for she is always flirting with the wind.' And certainly, whenever the wind blew, the Reed made the most graceful curtsies. I admit that she is domestic,' he continued, 'but I love travelling, and my wife, consequently, should love travelling also.' 'Will you come away with me?

' THE HAPPY PRINCE by Oscar Wilde read by Stephen Fry FULL UNABRIDGED. Kötelező olvasmányok digitális könyvespolca. The Children of Chernobyl, In Their Own Words. A Hunger for Dystopia: Critical Thinking on the Journey to Self-Discovery. I was in high school in the mid '90s when I first read George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984.

A Hunger for Dystopia: Critical Thinking on the Journey to Self-Discovery

It lifted the veil of my childhood innocence, opening my eyes to the injustices of the adult world. Reading Comprehension Resources for EFL and ESL Learners. Saint David’s Day and Saint Patrick’s Day. Saint David’s Day and Saint Patrick’s Day Tags: February 26, 2015 | Comment.

Saint David’s Day and Saint Patrick’s Day

The Cats of Copenhagen: Delightful Recently Discovered Children’s Story by James Joyce. By Maria Popova A charming, irreverent picture-book based on Joyce’s letters to his only grandson. Read fairy tales online - World of Tales. People have been telling each other fairy tales since ancient times. A very significant literature genre, fairy tales are present in all cultures around the world.

In comparison to myths and legends, the time and place of occurrence in fairy tales are not defined. Their characteristics include the appearance of fantastic elements in the form of talking animals, magic, witches and giants, knights and heroes. It wasn't until the 17th century that fairy tales in Europe were written down and preserved for future generations. The first to do research on fairy tales was the indologist Theodor Benfey during the 19th century.

Fairy tales in Germany In Germany the term fairy tales is largely associated with the first collection of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales. Fairy tales in France The first collection of fairy tales in French was Charles Perrault's "Histoires ou Contes du temps passé avec des moralités". Fairy tales in India The Indian fairy tales have a long and varied tradition. Literature.org - The Online Literature Library. Luminarium: Anthology of English Literature. Shakespeare. Books That Predicted The Future - Books. George Orwell's famous 1984 described an all-seeing state capable of watching our every move - of course, this would be some far-off dystopian vision of the future, right? Well, old George's prediction is very much in evidence now, with security cameras, internet tracking and the like - and a surprising amount of other writers have been able to predict the future with unerring accuracy.

This brilliant infographic, made by printerinks.com, shows various fictional predictions that ended up coming true, and the time that lapsed between forecast and reality - click on it to see a bigger version. Talk2Me English : Thoughts From Within - A Modern Poem. In this post I have created a lesson based on a poem written by a famous actor (Advanced level) Lesson Objectives: It is designed for a one-to-one lesson, but could be used with a group. Duration: 1 hourThe idea of the lesson is to give students a taste of some modern poetry in English.

Students will expand vocabulary, use their imagination, improve their listening skills, practise expressing opinions, analysing text and recognising and interpreting figures of speech in poetry. They will also improve their pronunciation and poetry reading skills. Literacy Teaching Resources. Easy Reading for ESL Beginners (2) English Fairy Tales: The Ass, The Table and the Stick. Sacred Texts Legends and Sagas English Folklore Index Previous Next. Theseus and the Minotaur. Myth: Theseus and the Minotaur - Ancient Greece for Kids. An Ancient Greek Myth.