In this advanced English lesson, we are going to read and listen to a passage from one of my all time favourite books, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
You’ll learn 7 new expressions and we’ll discuss the narration technique. Above all, you’ll get to dive into some real English! #lovereading
- Language level: higher levels (B2, C1, C2)
- Skills: Listening and reading
- Time needed:10-20 mins
- Focus: Understanding and enjoying authentic English
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
How to use this lesson:
There are two ways to use this advanced English lesson. That’s to say, either:
> Simply listen and enjoy! Make yourself a cup of tea, find a cosy space and spend some time with yourself.
> Or you can study a bit! Practise your listening skills and grow your vocabulary.
Listen to the audio (without reading)
Listen again and read. The extract is below. (Note down new words and structures that are interesting for you but don’t look them up yet. And don’t highlight every single word you don’t know!)
Listen again (without reading). Compare your comprehension now to the first listening.
Play the vocabulary boost game.
Participate in the discussion.
Consider these questions:
The narrator here is Death. Some readers love Death as a narrator; others not so much. What do you think?
Can Death be a good choice for the role of narrator?
What is his tone?
Are you curious about the story he has to tell?
Write your thoughts in the comments below