Learn English by Reading These Books | Learn English Through Story


Hi, Bob the Canadian here.

Welcome to this English lesson

where I'm going to recommend six books

that you can read to help improve your English.

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Well, hey, welcome to this video

where I'm going to give you six recommendations

for books that you can read to improve your English,

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So we're gonna look at six different books,

and I'm going to go in order of how thick they are.

So the first book I'm starting

with is a book called "The Pearl."

I'm gonna hide behind the book

so the camera focuses on it for a second.

"The Pearl" is a really good book

about what happens when someone encounters

something of great wealth in their life.

It's a book by John Steinbeck,

it is a classic,

and it's a book that high school

students regularly read in Canada.

It is a total of 88 pages long,

so not a super long book in that sense,

and I think a really good book for you

to read to learn just a little bit of English.

I've recommended this book to some of you,

and some of you have responded by telling me

that this was a great story to read.

It's called "The Pearl,"

a pearl is something that you

find inside of an oyster

and it has great value.

So I don't wanna give you too

much information about the book,

but this is my first recommendation

of a book that you could read.

My second recommendation is a book called

"The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe,"

and this is a book by C.S. Lewis.

This is what we would call a fantasy book.

So it takes place in a fictional world,

and it is a really good book to read because,

first of all, once again, it's thin.

It's a little bit thicker than "The Pearl."

It is a total of,

let me see here, 188 pages,

but I read this story as a kid,

so it's not a simple book,

but it is easy to understand.

This is my second recommendation.

If you read this book

or if you choose this book,

you will want to be someone who enjoys stories

that are about the fantasy world or a fantasy world.

This takes place in a land called Narnia,

and it tells a story of some children

who find their way from our world into this fantasy world.

It's a great book.

"The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe" by C.S. Lewis.

I think you'll enjoy it.

The next book that I want to recommend to you

is a book called "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card.

This is what we would call a science fiction book.

So it takes place in the future,

it takes place in space,

it takes place on Earth and in space.

And it is a really good story.

It's not super long,

it's thicker, of course,

than "The Pearl" and "The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe."

this book comes in at 209 pages.

But I really enjoyed this book.

It tells the story of a boy named Ender Wiggin,

and he goes to a school where he learns

to be a soldier in the future.

I don't wanna say too much about this story,

but I really enjoyed this book

when I read it as a kid.

In fact, I have read this book three times so far.

Oh, and one thing I forgot to mention

is "The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe"

and "Ender's Game" are also both available as movies,

so that can be very helpful for you as well.

Anyways, recommendation number 3, "Ender's Game,"

really good book.

My fourth recommendation is also science fiction,

but it's also a really funny science fiction book,

and it's called

"The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy"

by Douglas Adams.

Now, before you think this is a really thick book,

this particular volume actually contains four books.

And this book itself is only,

let me see here, 252 pages.

It's really only this much of the book

is "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy."

The reason I love this book,

it is science fiction,

but the reason I love it is because it is funny.

And I think as an English learner,

if you read this book,

I think the humor is easy enough to understand

that as an English learner you would

really appreciate it

and like it as well.

So book number four,

"The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy."

I think you'll really like it.

Oh, also available as a movie,

so you could read the book

and then go see the movie.

The fifth book that I'm going

to recommend is the "Life Of Pi,"

and this is by Yann Martel.

This is actually written by a Canadian author,

you should fact check that,

you should check on Google

to make sure I'm telling the truth,

but this is by an author from Canada

and it's the "Life Of Pi."

It's the story of a boy

who is originally from India,

and due to circumstances in life,

he questions all the different religions

and he ends up making kind

of an unorthodox trip across the ocean.

You'll have to look that word up,

but "Life Of Pi,"

you'll see there's a small boy in a boat with a tiger.

Hopefully that creates some intrigue for you.

So "Life Of Pi,"

that's the next book that I highly recommend that you read.

It comes in at 396 pages,

so a little longer than the other recommendations,

but I do think this is a great book for you to read.

So the next book I'm going

to recommend is "The Firm" by John Grisham.

John Grisham is actually a really good author.

He writes very exciting books.

I think you'll really enjoy this one.

And when you're done reading it,

there is also a movie of the same name.

So that's a really cool thing about

most of the books I've recommended.

There is usually a movie that you

can watch after you read it,

but "The Firm" is an exciting story.

It's a story about a lawyer,

and if you like stories about the law,

if you like stories about lawyers,

I think you will really, really enjoy this one as well.

It was a very exciting book for me to read.

In fact, I have read almost all of John Grisham's

books because this was one of the first ones I read,

and it was very exciting.

So I think you will enjoy it.

Well, hey, Bob the Canadian here.

That was six books that you

can read to help improve your English.

I'm sorry about the dog barking in the background.

I assure you it's not Oscar,

but the neighbor's dog seems to be a little bit upset.

Maybe the dog doesn't like that I'm recommending

that you read books to help you learn English.

Anyways, Bob the Canadian here.

Thank you so much for watching this video.

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