English Profile - Home Short Stories for College Students | University Students This page contains a wide selection of short fiction appropriate for college / university students. Every story is part of the literary canon and is suitable for deep reading and studying the usual story elements: plot, point of view, character, setting, tone and style, theme, and symbol. For stories that are about college see Campus | Academic The stories on this page are well known, so you’ll be able to find a lot of explanatory notes on most of them to supplement your understanding. Sonny’s Blues | James Baldwin The narrator is a teacher in Harlem; he has managed to keep away from the bad influences around him. Read “Sonny’s Blues” A Hunger Artist | Franz Kafka A hunger artist – a professional faster – puts on public fasting exhibitions. This allegory (or myth) could represent the misunderstood artist who isn’t appreciated by the public. Read “A Hunger Artist” The Story of an Hour | Kate Chopin A woman receives the news that her husband has been killed in a train accident. Read “Cathedral”
Top 10 Websites to Learn English Online for Free There are many ways for you to learn and improve your English, such as to hire a teacher, to go to school, to take an online course, and so on. And among those ways, the cheapest and still efficient way is to learn English online for free. You just need a computer with internet access, then visit some English learning websites and teach yourself without paying any money. It sounds cool, right? Among those websites, below 10 are certainly worthy of your attention: 1. Elllo focuses on your English listening skill. Go to Elllo 2. Fun Easy English mainly focuses on the basic English knowledge and teaching tips, its courses include pronunciation, grammar, idioms, slang, writing, tests and much more. Go to Fun Easy English 3. Go4English.com is owned by British Council, which is the UK’s international cultural relations body. Go to Go4English.com 4. Lang-8 focuses on writing in a foreign language. Go to Lang-8 5. Go to Busuu 6. Go to Livemocha 7. Go to VocabSushi 8. Go to BBC Learning English 9. 10.
The Big Dream Synopsis: The Big Dream is a low intermediate level interactive story, which roughly follows the plot of the Charles Dickens story Great Expectations. It adapts it to a Japanese setting and tells the story of a young Japanese orphan who grows up and leaves his country home for the city and later New York City, where he finally meets the mysterious benefactor who has influenced his life so much.The syntax that we focus on in this story is listed on the first page under contents and there are thirteen episodes so if a class does one episode a week, the story can last roughly a term/semester. The Big Dream Listen to Episode 1: The Graveyard (mp3), voices by Mark White and Hiromi Campbell. Note: this is meant to be an example of what a guided story might sound like when two people engage with it in a classroom setting. 1.
Many Short Stories are here for your enrichment. This page is dedicated to Short Stories and to those interested in reading light prose. Fewer and fewer people these days read stories. This is unfortunate. So only the lucky few will experience the joy that reading such fine work can give. The goal of this page is to give a nice cross section of this kind of stories in the hope that these stories will excite these people into rediscovering this excellent source of entertainment. The short story is a literary genre. It is our hope that our visitors, the schools and the teaching community and the parents would welcome this new page on Short Stories with enthusiasm. We shall be grateful for constructive suggestions from all of you with a view to the improvement of this page. In case, you know any short story which you want to be published in this page, you can send that story to us. Other Stories : Short Stories to HOME PAGE
11 Free Websites to Practice English at Home RTlibrary on FlickrAt the New York Public Library's Adult Learning Centers, where adults work on basic English and literacy skills, we're often asked for recommendations of websites for adults to practice English at home. Below you'll find eleven sites, some with a focus on listening, some on vocabulary, others on grammar, and some with a range of activities. Happy learning! Easy World of Englisheasyworldofenglish.com An attractive, user-friendly website including grammar, pronunciation, reading and listening practice and an interactive picture dictionary. Many Thingsmanythings.org This website includes matching quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions, anagrams, a random-sentence generator and other computer-assisted language learning activities. The site also includes a special page on pronunciation, including practice with minimal pairs. Dave's ESL Cafeeslcafe.com A forum for both ESL teachers and students around the world. Also, don't forget YouTube.
BBC Learning English - BBC Learning English home page Classic short stories - 100% FREE OneLook: General dictionary sites Browse dictionaries of this type: All, General, Art, Business, Computing, Medicine, Miscellaneous, Religion, Science, Slang, Sports, Technology Limit to those that include: All, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish Descriptions: Verbose, CompactSort by: Name, Popularity, Word count General dictionaries and glossaries indexed by the OneLook® search engine: Classic Short Stories Langues vivantes - Éduscol MOOC « Réalité virtuelle et pratiques pédagogiques innovantes »Un MOOC proposé par l’université Jean-Moulin Lyon 3, les universités Claude-Bernard Lyon 1, Jean-Monnet-de-Saint-Étienne et l’entreprise Speedernet. (Lire la suite >>)Une exposition sur l’Allemagne romantique au Petit PalaisLe Petit Palais propose une exposition sur l’Allemagne romantique à partir du 22 mai 2019. (Lire la suite >>)De nouveaux films dans l’offre cinéma lesite.tvNeuf nouveaux films américains dans l’offre cinéma lesite.tv. (Lire la suite >>)Flashtweet EduUn nouveau témoignage sur le site de l’Agence des usages. (Lire la suite >>)Épreuves communes de contrôle continu de langues vivantesLe Bulletin officiel n° 17 du 25 avril 2019 a publié les modalités des épreuves de contrôle continu de langues vivantes du baccalauréat.
30 Free Short Stories You Can Read Online Right Now Those of us who love short stories know the magic behind a well-told tale. There are times when you just need a complete story with a beginning, a middle, and an end. And you need it fast. Well, we’ve got some great news:A lot of incredible short stories are actually available online, and you can read them for free right now. It’s the perfect way to spend a lunch break, the moments while dinner is in the oven, or your last few minutes before bedtime. Without further ado, here’s our list of great short stories you can read for free right now. Contemporary Short Stories These stories are by contemporary authors.If you’ve never read these authors before, their free short stories will give you a taste of their style before you commit to one of their longer works. “Girls, At Play” by Celeste Ng“Ghosts and Empties” by Lauren Groff“Alma” by Junot Díaz“The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees” by E. Classic Short Stories If you haven’t read these classic short stories, you’re missing out.
LyricsTraining. Apprendre une langue à travers les paroles des chansons LyricsTraining est une plateforme en ligne gratuite qui permet d’apprendre une langue à travers les paroles des chansons en utilisant comme support principal les clips vidéos. C’est incontestablement une bonne idée qui ne devrait pas déplaire à vos élèves qui adorent les robinets à clips musicaux où ils retrouvent leurs artistes préférés. LyricsTraining permet de choisir un clip musical populaire et de jouer à reconnaitre des mots ou des expressions dans les paroles des chansons. Concrètement, une fois la vidéo lancée, les paroles s’affichent en sous-titre de la vidéo. Un texte façon karaoké, mais qui comporte des trous. Quatre niveaux de jeu sont proposés avec une difficulté croissante. Lors de l’écoute, le système permet de réécouter le passage où se trouve le mot à découvrir autant de fois que nécessaire jusqu’à ce que l’élève comprenne le mot. Un système formidable, d’autant que les créateurs de la plateforme l’ont enrichi d’une fonction jeu. Lien: LyricsTraining
Read 19 Short Stories From Nobel Prize-Winning Writer Alice Munro Free Online Calling her a “master of the contemporary short story,” the Swedish Academy awarded 82-year-old Alice Munro the Nobel Prize in Literature today. It is well-deserved, and hard-earned (and comes not long after she announced her retirement from fiction). After 14 story collections, Munro has reached at least a couple generations of writers with her psychologically subtle stories about ordinary men and women in Huron County, Ontario, her birthplace and home. Of that region she loves, Munro has said: “It means something to me that no other country can—no matter how important historically that other country may be, how ‘beautiful,’ how lively and interesting. Munro was no young literary phenom—she did not achieve fame in her twenties with stories in The New Yorker. Why do I like to write short stories? Whether Munro’s adherence to the short form has always been a matter of expediency, or whether it’s just what her stories need to be, hardly matters to readers who love her work.