April 11, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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The Secret Agent in the English classroom

We are all aware of the benefits of extensive reading, but some of us may feel unsure about how to approach longer texts in class. How should we scaffold the reading for our students and how much time should we dedicate … Continue reading

January 18, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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The world of Edgar Allan Poe

Who was Edgar Allan Poe? When I look back at my literary studies, I have a recurring memory of the fascination I and my fellow students felt when we started reading Poe’s short stories and narrative poems. Not only did … Continue reading

May 30, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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A talent to thrill – 2 exciting political thrillers

Detective stories, mysteries and thrillers have enjoyed immense popularity in recent years. Just think of Scandinavian thrillers like the Millenium trilogy, or TV series like House of Cards. Many of our teenage students are becoming interested in politics and what is … Continue reading

July 21, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Mystery in the English Class

Events, people, occurrences which are difficult or impossible to explain are intriguing for most of us. Stories of mystery can distract us from our everyday routines and make us focus at the same time. Good mysteries are real page-turners, which engage the readers … Continue reading

May 3, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Stories from the city: two new readers for teens and adults

The Mystery of the Three Domes Would you like to go on a journey across Europe? Would you also like to solve puzzles and explore some beautiful architecture? When you choose a story written by Elspeth Rawstron and illustrated by Nick … Continue reading