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Reading classic literature is a great way to improve your English language skills. Not only will you be exposed to a wide range of vocabulary, but you'll also gain a deeper understanding of English culture and history. The Britlish Library offers a variety of activities that are designed to help students understand and appreciate classic literature in English. Whether you prefer to sit back and listen to an audiobook or dive into the text itself, these activities will provide a fun and engaging way to improve your listening and reading skills. So, if you're looking to take your English language skills to the next level, consider exploring the world of classic literature with the Britlish Library.
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The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. The play was first performed on 14 February 1895 at the St James’s Theatre in London. The Importance of Being Earnest is a comedy farce This play marked the moment that Wilde’s homosexuality became publicly known when it was revealed in a court case. Wilde was sentenced to imprisonment and his notoriety forced the play to close after only 86 performances. Wilde later published the play from exile in Paris, but he stopped writing comic and dramatic work. You can listen to the entire script of the play being read in a British English accent by watching the video English lesson above.
Matthew Gregory Lewis (9 July 1775 – 14 or 16 May 1818) was an English novelist and dramatist, who wrote Gothic horror stories. He was often called Monk Lewis, due to the success of The Monk, a Romance, his 1796 Gothic novel. The book, The Monk, a Romance, was first published in 1796 and has become required reading in many literature courses. I have edited the text to modernise some of the spellings to British English, as well as removing most of the strangely capitalised words that are scattered through the original text.
This nonsense poem, The Owl and the Pussy-Cat, by Edward Lear, is much loved by children and adults alike because of its rhythm and nonsensical story. It was written for the three-year-old daughter of a friend and published in 1871 in the book Nonsense Songs, Stories, Botany, and Alphabets. Enjoy the poem and learn some new vocabulary while improving your pronunciation skills.
Roald Dahl's poem has a distinctive meter with 8 syllables per line, and a clever rhyming pattern at the end of each pair of lines. The poem follows the stress pattern oOoOoOoO, making it an excellent tool for mastering the rhythm of English. On our website, you can listen to the poem and compare the IPA transcriptions with the original Latin script. Additionally, we have provided exercises that allow you to practice the new vocabulary and expressions featured in the poem. Poetry is a wonderful way to learn about the rhythm of English, and this particular poem is both entertaining and educational.
Perhaps one of the most famous World War I poems, The Soldier, by Rupert Brooke is known at least in part by most British people as it is often used on military memorials. The poem is one of a series of 5 sonnets that Brooke wrote on themes from the war published as 1914. This evocative and poignant poem romanticises the war rather than focussing on the grim realities. At the time Brooke wrote the poem, in the early years of the war, bodies of the dead were buried near where they fell and there are vast graveyards of British soldiers in foreign fields. Using patriotic language, the poem represents the idealism of the early days of the war which would be replaced by the horror of mechanised warfare as the war dragged on. Brooke would himself lie buried in a corner of a foreign field in 1915.
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