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6. Peter Pan1 by J.M. Barrie
 
Almost everyone knows the story of "Peter Pan" which is why this is an easy read. Being familiar with a story already helps the reader to understand the text better. This book is aimed at children, but it continues to be enjoyed by adults around the world too.
 
Peter invites Wendy to return to Neverland with him. Wendy asks for her brothers Michael and John to join them. They have a magical2 flight as they travel to Neverland and have many adventures along the way. After all their adventures and fun, Wendy decides that her place is at home with their mother. But Peter doesn't want her to go. Instead he tries to trick her. He tells her that their mother doesn't want them anymore. However, he understands how sad their mother must be. In the end, he decides to let them go home.
 
7. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemmingway
 
This is a famous classic3. Almost all native English speakers will have read this book at some point in school. So, if you ever find yourself in a conversation about literature and books, this is a good one to talk about. It has a little bit of difficult vocabulary, however, it is short and you won't have too much trouble being able to finish it.
 
This is a story of a long fight between an old, experienced4 fisherman and the best fish he ever caught. Santiago has returned to the village without any fish for 84 days. On the eighty-fifth day, his luck changes and so does his life. At 12 pm, a huge fish takes the bait5. The man tries to pull the fish up, but the fish is too big and strong. Instead, the fish begins to pull the boat. The old man continues to fight and hold on to the line. The fish pulls the boat around the sea for two days.
 
On the third day, the fish gets tired. Santiago is able to pull the fish closer and kill it. It's the biggest fish he has seen in his life. He begins to sail back to the village, but the blood of the fish attracts sharks. The boat is attacked by a Mako shark, but Santiago is able to kill it. He kills most of the sharks, but there is a problem. They have eaten the meat of the fish and now only the skeleton6 is left. He returns back to his home and falls asleep.
 
8. The Giver by Lois Lowry
 
"The Giver" begins in a very interesting way and catches the attention of readers from the beginning. It has easy-to-understand grammar. Most of the grammar is just past simple and past perfect. All of the sentences are short. This is a longer book. It's really easy though, so you'll finish it quickly.
 
Jonas is a young boy. He lives a very safe life with a lot of orders and rules. There are many rules and everyone follows them. They don't often make a decision by themselves. But Jonas soon learns some truths about the people in the community. He comes to understand that this kind of life is unfair. He wants to allow people to make their own choices. Jonas comes up with an interesting plan to change the community. He decides he needs to move the community to another place. In his plan, they are able to live a good and fair life.
 
9. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
 
This is a realistic7 novel. It's based on history. Unlike8 other historical9 literature, it's easy to understand. If you already know a lot of information about World War II, this might be an interesting book for you. It's not recommended10 if you don't know too much about the World Wars. In this case, you will be focusing11 on trying to understand the facts too much so you will not enjoy the book as much.
 
This is a story of hope and courage. The year is 1943 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The area has been taken over by Hitler's army. There are soldiers everywhere. The life of 10-year-old Annemarie has changed a lot. There is little food and everyone is very scared. There is talk about moving all of the Jewish13 people to another place. This is difficult for Annemarie because her best friend, Ellen, is Jewish.
 
This is a different book about the war. It shows it was not only the Jewish people who suffered during the war. Annemarie's family lost their eldest14 daughter, Lise, a few weeks before her wedding. Annemarie will later do what her sister, Lise, did. She will join the resistance15 party to fight against the Nazis16. She ends up being a heroine17 for a few reasons (which I will not tell you because I don't want to ruin the story).
 
10. A Wrinkle18 in Time by Madeline L'engle
 
This book has a mix of shorter and longer sentences. The short sentences allow the readers to relax a little bit more. They also create the scene well and let you know what is happening through simple words. There is a lot of vocabulary to learn. It is a good book if you've already got experience reading novels in English. Make sure you have your vocabulary notebook with you, just in case there are any cool words that you'd like to learn. This book has MANY!
 
Meg is 14-years-old. Everyone sees her as a troublemaker19. They think she's a bad student. Everyone in her family seems to be perfect. Her mom is a very beautiful scientist. Her twin brothers are very athletic20. And her little 5-year-old brother, Charles Wallace Murry, is a child genius and can often read the mind of Meg.
 
Meg and her brother meet a friend. Calvin O'Keefe is a high school junior student. Meg and Calvin begin to like each other. Charles suddenly announces that they should focus12 on finding21 their father who is lost somewhere in the universe. Eventually they find their dad, but not without drama22. Along the way, Meg learns to love. She uses this new love to help them escape.


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1 pan YKHxG     
n.平底锅;v.严厉批评
参考例句:
  • The water had all boiled away and the pan was burned.水煮干了,锅也烧坏了。
  • The eggs were frying in the pan.鸡蛋正在锅里煎。
2 magical t8dzL     
adj.魔术的,有魔力的,不可思议的
参考例句:
  • I used to believe my mother had magical powers.我以前一直相信我母亲有奇妙的魔力。
  • The effect of the medicine on the sick man was magical.药对病人的效力是不可思议的。
3 classic gVpyK     
n.经典作品;adj.经典的,一流的;古典的
参考例句:
  • The novel is regarded as one of the classic works.这篇小说被公认为是最优秀的作品之一。
  • The football match was a classic.那场足球比赛堪称典范。
4 experienced ntPz2t     
adj.有经验的;经验丰富的,熟练的
参考例句:
  • Experienced seamen will advise you about sailing in this weather.有经验的海员会告诉你在这种天气下的航行情况。
  • Perhaps you and I had better change over;you are more experienced.也许我们的工作还是对换一下好,你比我更有经验。
5 bait sP4y4     
n.饵,引诱物;vt.用饵引诱,折磨,奚落
参考例句:
  • The fish took the bait.鱼吞饵了。
  • They are too knowing to bite at such a bait.他们很老练,不上这种当。
6 skeleton OE7z0     
n.骨骼,框架,骨干,梗概,提要
参考例句:
  • A long illness made a skeleton out of him.长期的卧病使他骨瘦如柴。
  • Her notes gave us just the bare skeleton of her theory.她的笔记只给我们提供了她的理论的梗概。
7 realistic rkozG0     
adj.现实的,逼真的,现实主义的,实在论的
参考例句:
  • She is a realistic woman.她是位很实际的女人。
  • He will go down in history as a realistic poet.他将作为一个现实主义诗人而永载史册。
8 unlike cjiwy     
adj.不同的,不相似的;prep.不像,和...不同
参考例句:
  • She's very unlike her mother.她一点也不像她母亲。
  • It's unlike him to be late;he's usually on time.他不是会迟到的那种人,他通常很准时。
9 historical wc0xv     
adj.历史的,史实的,历史上的
参考例句:
  • The book is based on historical events.这本书是根据历史事件写成的。
  • We have shared the same historical experiences.咱们有着共同的历史遭遇。
10 recommended bklzJ0     
被推荐的
参考例句:
  • The committee has recommended that the training program (should) be improved. 委员会建议培训计划应当改进。
  • The hotel he recommended fell far short of our expectations. 他推荐的饭店与我们心目中的相去甚远。
11 focusing fa52c07a815e24c5dc8a853b92b12865     
v.调焦;(使)集中, (使)聚集( focus的现在分词 );调整(镜头,眼睛)焦点[焦距]以便看清;(光、声等的)焦点;集中(光束于)
参考例句:
  • Many firms are focusing on increasing their markets overseas. 许多商行都专注于扩大国外市场。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • More expensive cameras have adjustable focusing. 比较贵的照相机有可调焦距。 来自《简明英汉词典》
12 focus kjnxK     
n.焦点,焦距;vi.聚焦,注视;vt.使聚焦,调焦,集中
参考例句:
  • She was the focus of everyone's attention.她是大家注意的焦点。
  • The noise made it hard for me to focus on work.噪音让我无法集中注意力工作。
13 Jewish tzEzJ     
adj.犹太人的,犹太民族的
参考例句:
  • The coin bears a Jewish symbol.硬币上有犹太标记。
  • They were two Jewish kids;I was friendly with both of them.他们是两个犹太小孩;我同他们都很要好。
14 eldest bqkx6     
adj.最年长的,最年老的
参考例句:
  • The King's eldest son is the heir to the throne.国王的长子是王位的继承人。
  • The castle and the land are entailed on the eldest son.城堡和土地限定由长子继承。
15 resistance UWlxi     
n.抵抗力,反抗,反抗行动;阻力,电阻;反对;adj.抵抗的
参考例句:
  • Very little resistance was put up by the enemy.敌人没怎么进行抵抗。
  • An aircraft has to overcome the resistance of the air.飞机须克服空气的阻力。
16 Nazis 39168f65c976085afe9099ea0411e9a5     
n.(德国的)纳粹党员( Nazi的名词复数 );纳粹主义
参考例句:
  • The Nazis worked them over with gun butts. 纳粹分子用枪托毒打他们。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The Nazis were responsible for the mass murder of Jews during World War Ⅱ. 纳粹必须为第二次世界大战中对犹太人的大屠杀负责。 来自《简明英汉词典》
17 heroine xdVx0     
n.女英雄;女主角,女主人公
参考例句:
  • She became the heroine of France.她成为法国的女英雄。
  • I cannot believe she is the heroine of the movie.我难以相信她是这部电影的女主角。
18 wrinkle WMFzG     
n.皱纹;vi.(使)起皱纹,皱眉;vt.使起皱纹
参考例句:
  • This pair of pants does not wrinkle.这条裤子不会皱。
  • Too much sunbathing will wrinkle your skin.皮肤晒得过分就能起皱纹。
19 troublemaker xflzsY     
n.惹是生非者,闹事者,捣乱者
参考例句:
  • I would hate you to think me a troublemaker.我不愿你认为我是个搬弄是非的人。
  • Li Yang has always been a troublemaker.李阳总是制造麻烦。
20 athletic sOPy8     
adj.擅长运动的,强健的;活跃的,体格健壮的
参考例句:
  • This area has been marked off for athletic practice.这块地方被划出来供体育训练之用。
  • He is an athletic star.他是一个运动明星。
21 finding 5tAzVe     
n.发现,发现物;调查的结果
参考例句:
  • The finding makes some sense.该发现具有一定的意义。
  • That's an encouraging finding.这是一个鼓舞人心的发现。
22 drama rsWxY     
n.戏剧;戏剧艺术
参考例句:
  • He acted his part very well in the French drama.他在这出法国戏剧中演得很成功。
  • The college published a drama review.学院出版了一份戏剧评论刊物。
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