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The Blitz

« Blitz Britain »

Editions Didier – A book written by Philippa Boston


The book

 


 

The story

Level A2 -> B1

The story takes place in England in London on 29th December 1940. It takes place during the Second World War. The German army dropped bombs over London during the night. This is called the Blitz: it was forbidden to go out at night. There was a total blackout.

One child, Billy, helps his father to deliver some meat during the air raid. He delivers meat to the Savoy hotel during an attack. When coming back to his bicycle, he takes a different way than his usual  way because the latter is on fire. So he makes a detour by St Paul’s cathedral . The cathedral has a bomb dropped on it and burns down. When he enters St Paul’s Cathedral, he saves a man who wanted to push the bomb outside the dome. He saves him. The little boy goes back home to tell his mother about his adventures and to take tea with her.

AM

 

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The students’opinion

I’ve chosen this book because I’ve found the front cover looked sad. I’ve read this book because I looked at the summary. I’ve chosen this book because I’ve found the extract was great and it is wasn’t boring or rubbish.

I’ve found this book is interesting because there were two parts: the first one tells the story and the other one is the fiction that happens during the war.

AM

 

A Sticky Wicket

« Killer Sports »

Editions Didier – A book written by Philippa Boston


The book

 

 

On the front cover of the book we can see two characters: two men who are practising sport. They are fighting. The background is green.

AN

 


The story

Level A2 -> B1

The story is a fictitious story. It takes place in England, in Stoke Brunswick, in 1920.

First, the main character is George Daventry, a teenager who works for Lord Corman. George Daventry polishes the Lord Corman’s family shoes.

Then there is Lord Corman: he is very nice. Then there is Mr Carter who is the butler and he is authoritarian.

At last there is the chauffeur: Mr Fender and he is less authoritarian than Mr Carter.

One day Lord Corman saw George Daventry playing with a ball and asked him to play in the team of cricket. The son of Lord Corman will teach him how to play. Afterwards they will play a big match with the opposing team.

AN

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The students’opinion

 

I loved Killer Sports because I find it captivating. I enjoyed reading the first part because we learn a lot about the evolution of sports. I liked the second part because the characters are so realistic.

As far as I’m concerned, I don’t want to play cricket because I’m not interested by this sport: I prefer basketball. Basketball is more dynamic than  cricket.

AN

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