April is book month, one of the most valuable objects of culture that has managed to withstand the passage of time and be as relevant as ever. This happens because books are the most effective way to transmit knowledge from generation to generation and between different cultures., so the books to study English are literary pieces with which you can have a great experience.
And, beyond the fact that it serves to learn a new language, it also serves to improve your skills in your mother tongue, since Thanks to reading we greatly improve our vocabulary while we immerse ourselves in an interesting story or a moving poem.
Another interesting advantage is that if you are studying English abroad, with some books you can even recognize the city you are in.
That is why in this article we will tell you which books you should look for in a bookstore so that your level of English improves.
Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl
If you barely know the basics of English and want to read a book that will grow your vocabulary while having a nice story, you can start by reading Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl.
It is true that he is a child for books, like the vast majority of the books by this famous author. However, It is a beautiful story that anyone of any age will enjoy.
If you wish. You can also watch the movie that Wes Anderson released in 2009. But remember to make this story a tool to improve your level of English. So seeing it in English could be a good option as well.
Animal Farm by George Orwell
The creator of the great dystopian novel 1984 He also made a story where animals are involved.
And although Animal Farm It may seem like a kind of children's fable, it is actually an Orwell masterpiece where he takes advantage of a story that seems very simple to give us an important social message.
Although at times it may seem like a very intellectual book, in reality Orwell's simple and concise language makes it a light read and a very interesting way to practice the language.
Dubliners by James Joyce
If you are studying English in Ireland, this book can become your guide throughout your trip.
When we usually talk about James Joyce, we usually think a lot about his most famous book: Ulysses. However, to read and understand that book requires time, dedication and a great understanding of English. Therefore, while you learn, it is good to opt for a lighter reading, and Dubliners It is the ideal choice.
It is a series of short stories that take place in the capital of Ireland that will leave you amazed by its rich language and the way it portrays the city.
Midsummers Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
And if we are going to learn English by reading, why not do it with the help of the man who revolutionized the English language and turned it (more or less) into what we know today.
But if we're just learning English, reading his most popular works can be a bit confusing: Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet either King Lear They can be somewhat difficult to understand for a person who does not yet know English very well.
However, Midsummers Night's Dream It is a perfect opportunity to start reading this author: the language is not as complicated as in other works and the story is fun and full of fantasy.
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
Finally, we cannot leave behind one of the most important classics of American literature: Breakfast at Tiffany's. Truman Capote was always a great author of short novels with his sharp journalistic style that captured the reader with simple and concise language.
In addition, the dialogues between the characters are so well constructed that reading this book will also help you improve your conversational English.
And if after reading it you can't stop thinking about it, you can always watch the 1961 film starring the legend Audrey Hepburn.
Even if you decide that you want to study English abroad, these and many more books will help you improve your level of English. Nurturing the mind and vocabulary is everyday work to be an expert in your second language.
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