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Easy book to read in English?

Can you suggest me some easy book to read for a person who has a basic level of English?

Thanks Ste.

2 years ago

19 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Gottesanbeterin

I'd start with Children's' classic Books if I were you. They're interesting and quite easy to read.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hivemindx
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These are often public domain versions of older books which have not had the language updated. For example the copy of Peter Pan I got for my nephew had quite archaic English in a lot of places so I'd be a bit wary about using those to learn.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gottesanbeterin

I meant books like the Ugly Duckling, or Seuss

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hxkxm
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classic is always hard due to it's uncommon words regardless if it's meant for children x)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DougB123
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Actually the classic I recommended is not difficult to read at all and achieved its status as classic because of its inspirational message using common words.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DougB123
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You should read Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach. It is easy to read, it is shorter than most books and it is also a classic.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dina-z

I learned English (when I was on a basic level) by reading Harry Potter books. I did have Google Translate opened at first and had to translate a few words here and there, especially when I wasn't sure if the word is actually English word or made up (like spell and curse names), but it was fun book series to read and once I was done with the last book I could read any children/young adult books with no need for dictionary.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mungerpro1

start with a childrens book. also, comics like Garfield and calvin and hobbes would be good p.s here is a lingot

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/superjessem

Careful about Calvin and Hobbes. That's a six year old and his imaginary friend, but has words you need a dictionary for.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/emeyr
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http://www.fluentu.com/english/blog/easy-simple-english-books-read-beginners/

I would especially recommend Sandra Cisneros' book "The House on Mango Street" and Hinton's "The Outsiders". Simple but correct grammar - and not written for children.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tessallation

If you're after basic children's books to build your reading confidence try Lynley Dodds' Hairy Maclary series: http://www.hairymaclary.com. Or you could try Margaret Mahy or Joy Cowley. They've all written books that get children reading fluently. If you're after more complex reading, but still simple, try Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea--a classic.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tessallation

If you want to find books at a certain reading the book wizard here is helpful: http://www.scholastic.com/bookwizard/ There's more explanation about what Lexile levels are here: https://lexile.com/about-lexile/lexile-overview/

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RunningFrog

Children's books, like Clifford, or Curious George are good places to start. Bon chance!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hxkxm
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read your favourite story in english version, they're probably thick books but you'll end up reading more easily than others, despite of hard words you'd encounter, because the story is familiar and interesting for you

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Robinine
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What type of books do you enjoy? It's better to start with stories that will interest you. I love fantasy, sci-fi, historic romances and mysteries.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ynhockey
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Charlotte's Web comes to mind, it's a fairly simply children's book but not 1st grade kind of simple. You can enjoy it as an adult too and it's easy to read.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/muddycat160

Green eggs and ham by dr suess

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/muddycat160

Or any dr suess book... ;)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/swingbeatnik7
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Read the Pendragon series by D.J. MacHale! "Denduron" is the first book

It is written for early middle schoolers (6th grade) but it immerses you in a great fantasy world. It is fun to read while studying ;)

2 years ago