Книги на английском

Чтение книг на изучаемом языке является очень полезной практикой. Многие считают, что чтение книг является наиболее эффективным способом пополнения словарного запаса. Но подходить к этому делу нужно правильно, иначе ваше желание читать книги на иностранном языке может быстро пропасть. Начинайте чтение с адаптированной литературы. Старайтесь читать книги, которые соответствуют вашему уровню знаний. Вам следует соблюдать баланс между сложностью текста книги и удовольствием, которое можно получить от чтения. С одной стороны, не стоит браться за книги, которые пока для вас слишком сложны, иначе вас может не хватить надолго. С другой, оставаться длительное время на одном и том же уровне сложности тоже не очень хорошо, так как это будет тормозить ваше развитие.

В целом, постепенный переход от одного уровня адаптированной литературы к другому не должен вызывать серьёзных сложностей. А вот переход от адаптированных текстов к обычным может сопровождаться некоторыми трудностями, но приложив немного усилий вы с ними справитесь. Не забывайте слушать аудио-версии книг, а если вы их ещё и пересказывать будете, то ваш уровень владения английским будет шагать вперёд семимильными шагами. 

The story is set in Salem, Massachusetts. The town is known for the witch hangings in 1692. That's why it's often called the «Witch City». Megan and Kelly have recently moved here with their parents. Now it is late October and Halloween is approaching. Megan, Kelly and their classmates are very excited. They prepare costumes and decorations. Then they look for a place to celebrate. The children decide to visit one of the Salem Witch Museums for inspiration. In the museum something strange happens. Megan sees a scary old lady, even though the museum attendant assures her that the children are the only visitors. In the end the friends find an abandoned house near the cemetery and decide to have a Halloween party there. But the party turns out to be much scarier than they could ever imagine.

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Max has been an unusual boy since early childhood. Now, when the boy is a grown up, his case is considered to be really unique. He doesn't need sleep like other people. In fact, Max can stay awake for about 20 hours every day without feeling tired. But his parents are worried that lack of sleep can influence his health in a bad way. They just want their son to be a normal kid. To their disappointment, the doctor confirms their fears. He says that the condition is serious and the boy can die before he is forty. Max is given a choice: he either takes special drugs to sleep like all the others or he keeps on living the same way at the risk of dying young. The boy decides to enjoy his life as it is and hope for the better. He lives happily until the betrayal of his beloved person changes everything.

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Davy Crockett is a legendary personality for the United States of America. This is the first hero of this country, who lived when America just came into existence. Davy proved himself to be an excellent scout, hunter and politician. Davy refused the opportunity to build a brilliant career in the Congress and went to Texas. There he helped Americans: men and women. He became the hero of the Alamo. The courage and strong spirit of this amazing officer changed the history of the country. Davy died, defending the fortress in Alamo. It happened during the War for Independence of Texas. Nowadays you can find a lot of books and movies about this man. Even our children can learn more about the great person thanks to the fascinating book.

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Zorro is a popular super hero from Spanish California. He was a foxy and clever revenger, who fought for justice. He wore a mask and a hat, was dressed in black clothes, and was armed with a sword and a whip. Zorro travelled by a black horse and wherever he was, he left a mark by three hits of the sword. Of course, his friends were honest poor natives, and his enemies were dishonest rich men. Sergeant Pedro Gonzales and his soldiers considered Zorro as a criminal and a bandit and wanted to catch him.Once at the February stormy night, the soldiers sat in a tavern and Sergeant Pedro talked to Don Diego that he could easily kill a terrorist Zorro in a fight. When Don Diego went home, Zorro came into the tavern and gave a chance to Sergeant to show that his words cost something.

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Peter Pan is one of the most popular child literature characters of the twentieth century. This is a simple and a magical story about a fairy boy, who didn’t want to grow up. Peter has run away from home, and became forever young. He lived with the company of little boys, who had lost in the forest. Once Peter Pan has flown into the nursery, where were the girl Wendy and her two younger brothers and he has changed the lives of these children forever. They went with Peter to the far miracle island called Neverland.There they’ve met with mermaids, brave Indians, playful fairy and even pirates with their evil master captain Hook. The captain Hook's fate would depend from the hands of Peter Pan, his main enemy. Exciting, romantic and dangerous adventures waiting for the heroes.

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This is a little story in the detective genre, which can make the reader's evening much more interesting. A smart and talented inspector from Scotland Yard investigates another crime case. Miss Paddington does not stay away. She immediately comes to the aid of him. This curious woman is a big lover of detective novels and she is happy to take part in the investigation. But beyond that, Miss Paddington has another secret goal — she wants the detective to marry an attractive young lady named Elvira Elliot. Whose intellect will prevail — an experienced inspector's or a housewife's, who is fascinated by cheap paperback detective novels? The story, despite its small volume, can show a lot of interesting plot twists.

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This is a story from a world famous writer who wrote a book about the first vampire in the world. A young lawyer named John Moore comes to a small town to prepare for the exams in a relaxed atmosphere. After spending one night in a hotel, he firmly decides to rent a big beautiful mansion to live in it. The hostess of the hotel warns the young man that this mansion has a bad reputation. A cruel judge had lived there before. Nowadays some mysterious ghosts live in this house. It is a bad idea to rent it. But John doesn’t believe in ghosts, and the house seems very comfortable. The young man moves to a new place but it is not possible to live peacefully. Everything begins with a huge rat, that comes to him at night. And then the events start evolving rapidly.

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Do you like traveling? Don't you think, that the trains have their own individual charming atmosphere and romance? A quick flight by plane will not give so much bright emotion as a leisurely journey by train. Tom Walsh lived long enough in the world. He met lots of different people and knew many interesting stories. He was a calm quiet man who loved travelling. Travelling by trains was his special passion. Tom found it a real pleasure to meet new people. Once he got interested in two American girls in the train during another trip. Tom thought they were smart enough, cheerful and sociable. This is a collection of short stories. It presents numerous interesting situations that Tom got in while travelling by trains.

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Parents said goodbye to their children, wives kissed their husbands and friends shook hands with each other. They perfectly understood that they were seeing each other for the last time. The husband stayed on the ship but told his wife to get into the lifeboat. Titanic was not destined to return to the port from that voyage and many people died. But during this catastrophe many instances of courage and self-sacrifice were noticed. The night of April 14, 1912 is remembered by the whole world. The crew worked the whole night to save as many passengers as possible. But there were also such passengers who thought only of themselves and did not even try to help others. They pushed the women and children away to take their places in the lifeboats. People say that Titanic showed the real face of people — their best and worst sides.

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The book begins as a diary in which one woman leaves a message for her granddaughter. She says that when the girl reads this — she herself will be already dead. She wants her granddaughter to read this diary ?fter her twenty-fifth birthday. Many years ago the grandmother had a good friend — a young student named Milo. He was very silent, intelligent and loved listening to her stories. Once he confessed to the girl how he differed from other ordinary young people of his age. Milo revealed who he really was. At first, the girl did not believe him, but soon she understood that the boy was not lying. She immediately sat down to write a diary to warn her future granddaughter. This information was too necessary.

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Corrected version This story became widely known after its adaptation in movie. The literary original itself was written a long time ago. The protagonist of the story is Walter. He has a boring and ordinary life, like hundreds of thousands of other people. Walter goes to work he doesn't like; the weekend goes fast. The only feature of this person is a rich imagination. In his fantasies, he is transported far from the annoying routine. He becomes a fearless traveler, astronaut or real Casanova. In dreams, Walter achieves everything he wants. In real life he is in love with his colleague, but he cannot tell her about it. Soon something happens and changes Walter's monotonous life. He will have to go on a long journey not in his fantasies, but in reality.

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In April 1912 a new British ship set sail for the first time. Her name was Titanic. She was big, fast and beautiful. The naval architects were very proud. They said the Titanic was the safest ship in the world. She was unsinkable. The passengers felt happy. Some of them enjoyed the luxury of the Titanic, others hoped to get to America and start a new life there. But their excitement was not to last long. Just in several days the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank to the bottom of the ocean. The tragedy took over 1,500 lives. People still wonder how this could happen to seemingly the safest ship in the world. This book is an attempt to give a detailed description of the disaster. It introduces us to the real passengers and crew members of the Titanic telling their stories and allowing us to go through the terror of that historic night.

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This is one of the detective stories of the famous English writer Charles Dickens. The main character is a smart and attentive man named Sampson. One day he sees a strange Mr. Julius Silton in his office. Sampson begins to suspect that this man is hiding something necessary from other people. This Mr. Silton appears in the life of the main character more often. Sampson understands that a crime is occurring and it must be stopped. Sampson turns into a real hunter of criminals. The writer once again demonstrates his talent: he perfectly describes the character and psychology of the people's behavior. Charles Dickens also gives a vivid imagery of the society of his time. The story is dynamic and the reader won't be bored.

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In the late 19th century India was not a nice place to live in. Most of its territory was controlled by the British government. It brought much grief to this land. The Indians were poor, divided and humiliated. Only a special person could save the country. Luckily, such a person came along. His name was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, but for his kindness and faith he was given the name Mahatma (Great Soul). Gandhi couldn't bear the suffering of his countrymen. So he stood up for the basic human rights. Gandhi's life was difficult and full of challenges, but he never gave up. He fought for justice till the end. His peaceful protest was far more effective than any violent method of fighting. This book gives an account of events that led India to independence. It is a perfect illustration of how one person can completely change the history.

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This story first saw the world in 1903. In contrast to the usual American literature of that time, here the action takes place in France. David is a shepherd from a small village. Once he quarrels with his bride. He decides to leave home and look for happiness in the new lands. The guy is a poet, which greatly affects his personality. He is romantic and easy going. David comes to the first fork and sees three roads — this is the first serious choice on his way. Further, in the story, David will have to choose the path each time — and this will lead him to new adventures and unexpected acquaintances. He meets an aristocrat, who promised to marry his daughter off to the first comer. And this is just the beginning of David's journey.

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