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  • M_and_M
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    24 June, 2014 at 16:45
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    Hi everyone,

    I have a B2 (Upper intermediate) adult ESL student who’s going on holidays soon and asked me for some book recommendations to read over the summer. I’m a new teacher (started teaching in April), and have no idea what would be apt for her level.

    She likes reading fiction; recently she mentioned she’d been reading Paul Aster and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

    Any recommendations would be much appreciated!

    Thanks :)

    dan
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    25 June, 2014 at 21:58
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    Reply To: Adult B2 Book recommendations

    I would suggest some graded readers – these are books which have been specially adapted for English learners at different levels. There are a huge number available so your student will find some that interest her without any problem. Most of the major publishers produce them. Have a look at these, for example:

    http://www.penguinreaders.com/
    http://www.cambridge.org/us/cambridgeen … sh-readers

    Hope that helps.

    Dan

    andrewberlin
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    23 April, 2016 at 11:43
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    I think B2 level students are definitely ready to read real-world fiction, the question of what to read depends heavily on their interests. If they have a local English bookshop then they should see what catches their eye and try to read the first page, if they can read without constant need for a dictionary then that book is perfectly fine. Of course there is a big difference in the type of language writers use, it’s probably better to go for the summer beach type fiction than than literary classics.


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