Updated: Apr 17, 2020
What a wonderful trip around the world we just had during our International Day visiting France, Italy, Spain, Georgia, Poland, Germany, Kazakhstan and Russia!
To really enjoy International Day, you should all watch this video and broaden your minds as you learn about different countries and cultures!
Takeaways from today's session
- Tomorrow is the popular BOSS Book Club. This week’s book of the week is The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Please contact me if you need a copy of the book.
When reading the book, students should consider the following questions:
1. How did the book make you feel?
· Were you amused, upset, bored, angry, intrigued?
· Did you have to force yourself to get through it or were you unable to put it down?
· Are you glad you read it?
2. How do you feel about how the story was told?
· Did it start too slow or end unresolved?
· Do you wish it had been told from a different perspective?
· Did it jump around too much or hold you in suspense?
3. What did you think about the main characters?
· Did you like them? Were they believable?
· Did you approve of their decisions and behaviour?
· Who did you relate to the most/least?
4. Which parts of the book stood out to you?
· Are there any quotes, passages, or scenes you found particularly compelling?
· Were there parts of the book you thought were incredibly unique, out of place, thought-provoking, or disturbing?
5. What themes did you detect in the story?
· What were the main points you think the author was trying to make?
· Did you notice any symbolism?
6. What did you think about the ending?
· Were you satisfied or disappointed with how the story ended?
· Is anything left unresolved or ambiguous?
· How do you picture the characters’ lives after the end of the story?
7. What is your impression of the author?
· Does the story seem to fit with what you know of the author?
· What do you think about the author’s writing style?
· What do you think about the author’s storytelling ability?
· Would you read another book by the same author?
8. What changes/decisions would you hope for if the book were turned into a movie?
· Which sections would you cut?
· Who would you cast to play the main characters?
· If the book is already a movie, are you happy with the representation? Do you prefer the book or the movie?
9. How does this book compare to other books you’ve read?
· Did you like it more or less than other books in the same genre?
· Is the book different in any way from the books you usually read?
10. How did this book change you?
· Do you have a new perspective as a result of reading this book?
· Did you learn something you didn’t know before?
· Has your attitude or behaviour changed?
BOSS Online English Lessons
We are also now offering online English lessons. Should you be interested but for these, the following costs will apply:
One-to-one lessons at £25 per hour
Group lessons at £15 per hour (maximum class size 6)
Exam preparation classes at £25 per hour (maximum class size 4)
If you book a block of 10 one-to-one classes, you will receive one class free saving 10%.
If you book a block of 10 group lessons, you will receive two free classes saving 20%.
To find out more about our online English lessons, please click here.
BOSS Online Activities
Please remember that all online activities are completely free and that you should register here. We will be offering these online activities for at least the next week with next week's activities below:
For now, stay safe and we hope that we will see you all for the BOSS Book Club, tomorrow at 13:00 (GMT)!