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The 1000-Year-Old Boy

Author: Ross Welford

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Year published: 2018

Genre: Fantasy and History novel

No. of pages: 400

Do you know the oldest living person in the world?

By fact check, she is Jeanne Calment of France who was 122 when she died in 1997.

Could a person live up to 1000 years?

He is called Alfie Monk, the main character in the book.

  • How can he appear to be a teenager although he is actually 1000-year old?

  • How can he be ageless?

  • What is his secret?

  • Is he an alien?

  • What are the adventures in his life?

  • Can he die?

  • Does he have friends?

  • Does anyone believe him?

You’d better read the book to find out his secret.

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書名︰《跨越生死的愛》

作者︰馬翠蘿

出版社︰山邊

書籍種類: 歷史,親情

推介︰

2004年造成29多萬人死傷的南亞海嘯,可能已給人遺忘了。但是在閱讀這本書的時候,一群香港少年男女在南亞海嘯中的遭遇,把那場自然災難活現眼前。    

讓我知道那場自然災難如何破壞無數的家庭。你曾失去至親嗎? 你有兄弟姊妹嗎? 感情如何? 你曾體會「血濃於水」的親情嗎? 閱讀這本書,看看會否令你會更加珍惜眼前人,和更加感到自己十分幸福?

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Treasure Hunt Game

World Book Day

Treasure Hunt 

World Book Day is a yearly event on Apr 23, organized by the UNESCO, to promote reading, publishing and copyright.

The date is the anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, as well as that of the birth or death of several other prominent authors.

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World Book Day is a yearly event on Apr 23, organized by the UNESCO, to promote reading, publishing and copyright. The date is the anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, as well as that of the birth or death of several other prominent authors.

Importance of Reading

Nuttall’s virtuous circle (1996)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source:

Nuttall, C. (1996) Teaching reading skills in a foreign language. Oxford: Heinemann.

Tips To be a Good English Reader

Why is English reading so important?

  • Reading English helps you understand other culture better.

  • English is an international language.  Many classic stories are written in English.

  • Regular English reading will really improve your English.

 

Positive attitude

  • A positive reading attitude is essential to sustain our interest in English.

  • Reading is fun, as enjoyable in English as Chinese.

  • Don’t worry if you don’t know a word or phrase.  Try to understand the whole story.

 

Regular reading habit

To become a regular English reader, you should:

  • Find time to read every day, even if it’s only a few minutes.

  • Set targets you can reach.

  • Find a comfortable place to read.  Sit back and relax.

 

Reading materials

  • Choose books that interest you and suitable for your English level.

  • Classic stories that you know are good for beginners.

  • Short English stories, fairy tales, newspapers, magazines, posters, leaflets are also good choices.

 

Reading companions

  • When you find any difficult words, try to guess the meaning.

  • Only use your dictionary when the meaning of the word affects your understanding of the story.

  • Your family, schoolmates, friends or neighbours are good reading partners. Read and discuss the stories with them.