Thanks for downloading the English Short Stories booklet. It includes the first 2 chapters of the English Short Stories. Book and Workbook. We hope you will find . These 18 English short stories are easy, engaging and will make you think hard Download: This blog post is available as a convenient and portable PDF that. Here are 10 fun and easy English books that you will love to read! Download: This blog post is available as a convenient and portable PDF that . The interesting grammar and short paragraphs make this a quick and easy Every night Peter visits the Darling family house and listens to Mrs. Darling tell bedtime stories.
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Spoken English: Short Stories. 2. Short Stories for Children. LEVEL 1: STORIES .. They broke the sticks easily. The farmer said, “A single stick by itself is weak. Short stories from Selected Stories, by O Henry. → The Gift of the Magi. → A Cosmopolite in a Café. → Between Rounds. → The Skylight Room. General Description of the Module: Learning English through Short Stories .. such as, "It was all just a dream," or anything that provides an easy return from.
We must watch it," Emma laughs at him. Let's go for it. There is this fantastic new movie!
We must watch it. Emma thinks about it for a second, "Hmm… doesn't it sound a bit silly? It seems like a fantastic movie.
We must watch it," Jerry laughs at her. Let's go for it," Emma agrees. Will we ever go to the movies together again? These stories have been specially written for children learning English and include traditional fairy tales as well as original stories. Here are some tips for using and exploiting the stories in the classroom. Activities to prepare children for reading 1.
Using illustrations It is always a good idea to exploit pictures to help the child understand and visualise the story. Illustrations can be used to introduce the story, elicit vocabulary, introduce difficult words, and generally excite the interest of the child for the story. Learners will be introduced to vocabulary, will be better able to understand the text, and will be more engaged in the reading task, because they want to find out if they were right.
The stories on LearnEnglish Kids have 'preparation' picture and word matching games with some of the key vocabulary from the story. Pre-teaching vocabulary Many of the stories on LearnEnglish Kids are related to a lexical theme. You will usually find links to other related exercises on thematic vocabulary which can be taught first. For example, you can find related activities to practise the names of farm animals before you read a story about farm animals.
Introduce the theme Stories are often related to a topic. It can be a good idea to familiarise learners with the topic before reading, by trying activities related to the topic on the site, by setting a task to find out about the topic this could even be for homework , or by discussion in your own language with lower level learners if you like.
Input cultural background Some stories assume a knowledge of cultural norms in the UK, for example, the daily school routine.
With this anxiety, mostly they refuse to read literature. In English language teaching departments there are some literature courses, which are compulsory. In these courses the students are expected to be familiar with literature and literary terms and also they should gain ability to use them in their language classes.
The students of English language teaching departments are not expected to improve their literary competence as much as those of literature departments. In ELT department, literature is only a means of teaching the foreign language. Therefore, to appreciate literature, to enjoy it and to get benefits from literature will be enough for such students. With these ideas in mind, the students of ELT department of Akdeniz University were exposed to short stories to develop their literary awareness and their abilities to use them.
They were expected not only to analyse the short stories but also to develop some activities to teach them in language classroom. At the beginning of the course, they were mostly anxious and against the idea of studying literature. After finishing the education for two months, and reading7 stories, it was observed that their points of view for the course changed in a positive way. They started to enjoy literature, join the discussions and activities in class. This was the starting point of this study.
It was tried to find out if the changes observed would reflect from the ideas of the students in terms of studying short story. Problem What are the benefits of short stories from the perspectives of ELT students?
Research Questions With the aim to find an answer for the problem, the following questions are tried to be answered: Saka 1. Does studying short stories provide readers with a better understanding for different behaviour? Does studying short stories enable readers to see the events from different perspectives? Does studying short stories make readers develop empathy with the people in different situations?
Does studying short stories enable readers to think about the reasons rather than the result? Does studying short stories show readers different life styles?
Does studying short stories teach readers ethical and moral values of other cultures? Does studying short stories make readers more tolerant? Method This is a descriptive study, which shows the ideas of students related to studying short story. In the study, 40 junior students at the ELT department of Akdeniz University were exposed to different examples of short stories.
Short stories were chosen as the literary genre to teach literature because they are read in one sitting, as they have limited context, they are easy to understand and also studying short story is the easiest way to introduce literature to the students. The stories studied were as follows: The White Stocking by D. Sometimes the story ended in a way they were against. At this point, they tried to see the events from different perspectives and understand the behaviour of the characters even if they did not behave in the same way they expected them to do.
After having finished studying short stories, students were given a questionnaire to see their ideas about studying short stories. This questionnaire was prepared under the control of the field experts. The results were analysed in SPSS statistical program and evaluated. Research Group The research group of the study is 40 junior students of ELT department of Akdeniz University in the academic year, fall semester.
Limitations 1. It was limited to 40 junior students of ELT department of Akdeniz University in the academic year fall semester.
It was limited to the short stories chosen by the researcher. Assumptions 1. As the students are all students of English Language Teaching Department, their level of English is advanced. It is accepted that literature reflects the differences between language varieties Maibodi, and develops language awareness Vural, , p.
Therefore the study is based on other benefits of studying short stories rather than linguistic and cultural basis.
Besides, The results can be seen in Graph I: Graph 1. The first group with the ratio Graph 2 shows the distribution as in the following: Saka Graph 2. For this question, The following graph shows the result: Graph 3. The highest ratio, Graph 4. The ratio of the people who do not agree is Graph 5 shows the ratio of different answers given for the question below: Graph 5.