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"The April rain, the April rain,
Comes slanting down in fitful showers,
Then from the furrow shoots the grain,
And banks are fledged with nestling flowers;
And in grey shawl and woodland bowers
The cuckoo through the April rain
Calls once again."

Mathilde Blind, April Rain
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English Book Club - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

LynneLynne Your TeacherHomePosts: 8,957 mod
edited August 2016 in Books and Poetry
On Monday, we will start reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain.

Here's the link:-

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/74/74-h/74-h.htm
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  • hazel27hazel27 Posts: 563 ✭✭✭
    When and where @Lynne? I adore this book!
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 5,945 mod
    @hazel27, on Mondayˋs are our reading sessions. We will begin at 10.30 - have a look at calendar. Look out, the time is different depending on the country you live.

    If you have any further questions please ask.
  • hazel27hazel27 Posts: 563 ✭✭✭
    I can't be there ;( I will be at work. But I wish you all to have a nice reading ;)
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 8,957 mod
    edited July 2016
    Poetria - April - Shiny - MHoz - Marko - Anton

    Poetria

    Peril - Ain't

    ??? Can't learn an old dog new tricks ???

    ??? Spare the rod and spile the child, ???
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    April

    sewed (from to sew) - lapels - intervals

    ??? Tom checked his whistle.???
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    Shiny

    pause - Presently - shoving (to shove) - clothes

    :smile: derision

    ??? I could lick you with one hand tied behind me,???
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    Mhoz

    adamantine - insignificant - in Tom's eyes - had to go after him - unwound - vigor

    ??? turned tail ???

    ??? dasn't, Mars Tom.???

    ??? and a tingling rear ???

    ------------------

    Marko

    thought ( th ) mouth - tranquilly (not killy) - ridicule - leaned far over - combined - gauge-cocks

    Ting-a-ling-ling!

    ------------------

    Anton

    worked - chalk

    Does a boy (not doesn't)

    "No—is that so? (not it isn't so)

    old window sash (not windows)

    2016-07-11 - Chapter 111
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  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 5,945 mod
    edited July 2016
    @Lynne what page did you stop reading today?
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,913 mod
    We will start with Chapter 3 next week, @Hermine .
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 5,945 mod
    @april thank you.
  • moh15moh15 Posts: 13 ✭✭
    please can you tell me how can i join this session
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 8,957 mod
    @moh15 - It is held in Second Life. You can find out more here:-

    http://www.learnenglish.de/learnenglishonsecondlife.html
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 8,957 mod
    edited July 2016
    April - Poetria - Shiny - Hermine

    April

    balmy - diluted - virtuous - flourish (not flour) - presently - evanescent - threshold

    Poetria

    far back (ck not g) - child (ld not chide) - catch it - sulked

    Shiny

    wandered - accustomed - desolate - harmony - edge (not age) - dreary - mightily - pleasurable - threadbare - paused (not posed) - upon - stealthy - disposing (not deposing) - brow (not bro) - pityingly - out - martyr's

    Hermine

    vague - surveying (stress) - turned in (to turn in) - courses (not curses) - recite - shall (not ull) - tell me what it is (not what is it) - convulsion - grandeur - counterfeited

    Anton

    Mary - honourable (silent h) - emerged - snarling (to snarl) - pews

    close down to his head (not to close down)

    http://www.learnenglish.de/pronunciation/pronunciation2close.html

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    2016-07-18

    "Say, Billy, got a yaller ticket?"
    "Yes."
    "What'll you take for her?"
    "What'll you give?"
    "Piece of lickrish and a fish-hook."
    "Less see 'em."

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  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 8,957 mod
    If you would like to have one of the nifty hats the boys were wearing in the picture. Here is how to make one:-

    http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Paper-Hat/
  • nttbdrk25nttbdrk25 Posts: 4
    The book, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, I has read it. It is an excellent Tom's journey. The words used in the book is easy to understand. Not put too fine a point on it, the book is great for childs and teenagers.
  • Paul092Paul092 Posts: 5
    Have you guys read Pshyco?
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 5,945 mod
    I like the book we are reading. It is so nice and has so many new English words in it.
    I am glad that our teacher is so nice helpung us to get the right meaning.
    By the time I reread the text again, I have to look up some words again and think what Lynne has said how is it meant.
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,697 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Updates available. ;) Sly Tom. ;)
  • Shiny03Shiny03 Posts: 2,733 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hermine said:

    I like the book we are reading. It is so nice and has so many new English words in it.
    I am glad that our teacher is so nice helpung us to get the right meaning.
    By the time I reread the text again, I have to look up some words again and think what Lynne has said how is it meant.

    You spoke my mind.
    Thank you Lynne for giving us the chance to drown in the abyss of literature.
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 8,957 mod
    edited July 2016
    April - Traum - Poetria - Shiny - Edward

    April

    voluntarily - uncushioned - edifice - steeple - presently (time) - perfectly (stress) - superintendent ( t ) - laboriously - sincere

    between its leaves

    longer -

    Hermine

    recreations (not re-) - subsidence (not subsistence) - lawyer - accompanied - conscience - hither and thither - both sexes - vexation (not vacation) - judicial

    give me all your attention for a minute or two.

    applause - grandeur :) :)

    Poetria

    ecstasy (stress) - thunderbolt - elect

    -------------------------

    Shiny

    hung fire - presently - widow (not window) - palace (not place) - Major (not mayor) - belle (not belly) - matrons - laggards and stragglers - church choir - plunged down

    gantlet [gauntlet]

    -------------------------

    Edward

    flow'ry - Rev. = reverend - abundant newspapers (stress) - prayer prɛː - fertile - tally - pew - vigorously - coat-tails - by and by - sermon

    In the midst of the prayer

    ---------------------

    2016-07-25

    Now he lapsed into suffering again, as the dry argument was resumed.

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  • Shiny03Shiny03 Posts: 2,733 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Lynne, I was joking in the session. I hope you don't mind. BTW,
    Can I say, 'I listen to your lesson in ecstasy' with good intentions in it? :)
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,697 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Updates available. ;) Crazy dog. ;)
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 8,957 mod
    edited August 2016
    Poetria - Shiny - April - Anton

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    Poetria

    formidable - jerking - agony (stress) - miserable

    One of his upper front teeth was loose (not some of ...)

    Tom went on groaning (not growing)

    -------------------

    April

    chunk ( k ) - envy

    :) expectorate

    -------------------

    Shiny

    pariah - vulgar - strict ( t ) - rags - slept - chose (past of choose) - resume - face - barley -

    :) perennial

    -------------------

    Anton

    burying - bother - hear 'em talk; and when they're taking that feller away, - heave - work

    -------------------

    Marko

    At last he said (not least) - trade - isolated - great (not greet) - roused - refuge (not refugee) - astounding - awe - traversed (silent e) - ceased (not seized) - thrust (not trust) -

    :) idol

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    Tom partly uncovered a dismal caricature of a house with two gable ends
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  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 5,945 mod
    @Thanks Lynne, Iˋve found the line. Sorry again for my strange arriving (noises at the background)
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 8,957 mod
    edited August 2016
    April - Poetria - Marko(Rema) - Shiny

    April

    resist - juncture - ostentation - fasten (silent t) -

    "No it ain't. You don't want to see." (stress)

    dreary :smile: :frowning:

    -----------------

    Poetria

    Thatcher
    in a little while

    -----------------

    Marko

    stirred - apron - feel

    whisper - I love you

    -----------------

    Shiny

    take - companions - cross (-o-) - times ( s ) - later (not latter) - spreading ( ed ) - zephyr - pervading - melancholy - meditating - caressing - grass - record (not verb) - temporarily

    hither and thither
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  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 8,957 mod
    Next week:-

    But the elastic heart of youth cannot be compressed into one constrained shape long at a time.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,913 mod
    Oh, I pronounced the word "draw" correctly!
    @Lynne didn't correct me! :D
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 8,957 mod
    edited August 2016
    April - Poetria - Marco - Edward - Shiny - Science

    April

    trackless (not treckless) - grisly - cutlass - determined - scraped (not scrapped) - comrades - infallible - hiding-places - doodle-bug

    Poetria

    accoutrements

    bow (bow and arrow) :smiley:

    Marco

    nearlyt - fidgeted - stillness (not stile) - meant (from to mean) - ceased (not seized) - leaned (not learned) - tombstone - wind (not to wind) - stillness (not stile)

    the howl of a far-off dog

    Mhoz

    seized - vague - innumerable - humans - stir - freight (not fright) - coffin (not coffee)

    Shiny

    said (from to say) - vagrant - tearing (from to tear not a tear) - breast - spectacle - fatal - sober (not sob) - recollect - promising - flat - dead

    swore :)

    Science

    blubbering - followed (silent e) - breath - cottages (not a silent e :O ) lay (not lie) - reply (not replay) - gained (silent e) - steadily - through (not throw) - beyond - reckon

    "Who'll tell? We?"

    ----------------------------

    2016-08-15

    After another reflective silence, Tom said:









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  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 29,886 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I will join you next time. :) These days I am reading short stories and thoroughly enjoying them especially Roald Dahl inspired me a lot.

    Recently I read Roald Dahl's Matilda. It is simply awesome. These days, I am reading 'James and the Giant Peach'.

    One of the most impressive Brit writer! I came to know about his work very late but still I am enjoying reading his stories.
  • Shiny03Shiny03 Posts: 2,733 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I remember it a long time ago.

  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 8,957 mod
    edited August 2016
    Hermine - April - Poetria - Bubbly - Anton - Marko

    Hermine

    lapel (ləˈpel) - Presently

    emphasizing each slow down-stroke

    ???keep mum - get in a huff???

    April

    Injun Joe

    ain’t

    goners - to be a goner

    in a breath :)

    Poetria

    smile - whippings (not weepings) - woes - wormed (not warmed)

    depths :)

    Bubbly

    ought - impudence - shook - palsy - fatal

    “Tell ‘em,

    miscreant :)

    Marko

    wagon - wound (not wood) - plausibly - irksome -conscience (not consciousness) - trifling - seldom (soft s)

    Nothing ‘t I know of.

    and after that he complained of toothache for a week

    Shiny

    mind - weighty - interest - methods - inveterate - periodicals and phrenological - quack - suffering - deluge - melancholy - plunges

    baths

    metaphorically speaking

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    2016-08-22 - CHAPTER XIII

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  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 5,945 mod
    ...and Lynne had read flawlessly to the end of chapter XII.

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