Learn English by Reading These Books | Learn English Through Story

Learn English by Reading These Books | Learn English Through Story

Hi, Bob the Canadian here. Welcome to this English lesson where I’m going to recommend six books that you can read to help
improve your English. (upbeat music) Well, hey, welcome to this video where I’m going to give
you six recommendations for books that you can read
to improve your English, but before we get started, if you are new to these English lessons, please click that red
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up at some point during this video if it’s
helping you learn English. So we’re gonna look at
six different books, and I’m going to go in
order of how thick they are. So the first book I’m starting with is a book called “The Pearl.” I’m gonna hide behind the book so the camera focuses on it for a second. “The Pearl” is a really good book about what happens when someone encounters something of great wealth in their life. It’s a book by John Steinbeck, it is a classic, and it’s a book that high school students regularly read in Canada. It is a total of 88 pages long, so not a super long book in that sense, and I think a really good book for you to read to learn just a
little bit of English. I’ve recommended this book to some of you, and some of you have
responded by telling me that this was a great story to read. It’s called “The Pearl,” a pearl is something that you find inside of an oyster and it has great value. So I don’t wanna give you too much information about the book, but this is my first recommendation of a book that you could read. My second recommendation is a book called “The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe,” and this is a book by C.S. Lewis. This is what we would call a fantasy book. So it takes place in a fictional world, and it is a really good
book to read because, first of all, once again, it’s thin. It’s a little bit
thicker than “The Pearl.” It is a total of, let me see here, 188 pages, but I read this story as a kid, so it’s not a simple book, but it is easy to understand. This is my second recommendation. If you read this book or if you choose this book, you will want to be
someone who enjoys stories that are about the fantasy
world or a fantasy world. This takes place in a land called Narnia, and it tells a story of some children who find their way from our
world into this fantasy world. It’s a great book. “The Lion, The Witch And
The Wardrobe” by C.S. Lewis. I think you’ll enjoy it. The next book that I
want to recommend to you is a book called “Ender’s
Game” by Orson Scott Card. This is what we would call
a science fiction book. So it takes place in the future, it takes place in space, it takes place on Earth and in space. And it is a really good story. It’s not super long, it’s thicker, of course, than “The Pearl” and “The Lion,
The Witch And The Wardrobe.” this book comes in at 209 pages. But I really enjoyed this book. It tells the story of a
boy named Ender Wiggin, and he goes to a school where he learns to be a soldier in the future. I don’t wanna say too
much about this story, but I really enjoyed this book when I read it as a kid. In fact, I have read this
book three times so far. Oh, and one thing I forgot to mention is “The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe” and “Ender’s Game” are also
both available as movies, so that can be very
helpful for you as well. Anyways, recommendation
number 3, “Ender’s Game,” really good book. My fourth recommendation
is also science fiction, but it’s also a really
funny science fiction book, and it’s called “The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy” by Douglas Adams. Now, before you think this
is a really thick book, this particular volume
actually contains four books. And this book itself is only, let me see here, 252 pages. It’s really only this much of the book is “The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy.” The reason I love this book, it is science fiction, but the reason I love it
is because it is funny. And I think as an English learner, if you read this book, I think the humor is
easy enough to understand that as an English learner you would really appreciate it and like it as well. So book number four, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy.” I think you’ll really like it. Oh, also available as a movie, so you could read the book and then go see the movie. The fifth book that I’m going to recommend is the “Life Of Pi,” and this is by Yann Martel. This is actually written
by a Canadian author, you should fact check that, you should check on Google to make sure I’m telling the truth, but this is by an author from Canada and it’s the “Life Of Pi.” It’s the story of a boy who is originally from India, and due to circumstances in life, he questions all the different religions and he ends up making kind of an unorthodox trip across the ocean. You’ll have to look that word up, but “Life Of Pi,” you’ll see there’s a small
boy in a boat with a tiger. Hopefully that creates
some intrigue for you. So “Life Of Pi,” that’s the next book that I
highly recommend that you read. It comes in at 396 pages, so a little longer than
the other recommendations, but I do think this is a
great book for you to read. So the next book I’m going to recommend is “The
Firm” by John Grisham. John Grisham is actually
a really good author. He writes very exciting books. I think you’ll really enjoy this one. And when you’re done reading it, there is also a movie of the same name. So that’s a really cool thing about most of the books I’ve recommended. There is usually a movie that you can watch after you read it, but “The Firm” is an exciting story. It’s a story about a lawyer, and if you like stories about the law, if you like stories about lawyers, I think you will really,
really enjoy this one as well. It was a very exciting
book for me to read. In fact, I have read almost
all of John Grisham’s books because this was one
of the first ones I read, and it was very exciting. So I think you will enjoy it. Well, hey, Bob the Canadian here. That was six books that you can read to help improve your English. I’m sorry about the dog
barking in the background. I assure you it’s not Oscar, but the neighbor’s dog seems
to be a little bit upset. Maybe the dog doesn’t
like that I’m recommending that you read books to
help you learn English. Anyways, Bob the Canadian here. Thank you so much for watching this video. Please hit that subscribe
button if you are new here, and give me a thumbs up if this video helped you learn just
a little bit of English. Have a great day! (upbeat music)

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  1. Hi Bob, from all the books you recommended only The Firm is available in English audiobook (text and audio) format on YouTube. English audiobooks are good to learn vocabulary, to practice reading, listening, intonation and pronunciation. Besides enhancing memory.

  2. I am from the Dominican Rep,but I am living in montréal.I love your accent is like music to my ears,lol.I watch yor videos everyday.Thanks Bob, you are amazing.

  3. Hey Bob, how are you? I’ve been watching your videos a lot trying to improve my English. I’ve been loving all your videos because I can understand you and a I think ai’ve been learning a lot. Have you already though about teach with students in Canada? I’d be willing to go to Canada to study with one of the best teachers I’ve met on YouTube.

  4. Hi, Bob.
    Thank you very much for the list of books that you gave us.
    Can you give your recommendations on beginner books?
    I think that the book, which called “The firm” will be very difficult for me.

  5. what is the benefits reading books for you bob? please tell us, we live in a gadget era now, we forgot to read books thats what happen to me

  6. hi, Bob, I really interested in MBA, but i dont know where i have to start to learn , So would you give me some advice , tks so muuch.

  7. Hi, My name’s is Hieu i come from VietNam i am tryng to study English, if everybody are gonna learn English, can make me friends in order to improve English together. Thanks you 👏👏👏👏👏

  8. I sometimes read the book now. I used to read commic when i was a little. I remember, i read dragon ball, doreamon when i was a little🤠

  9. Hello Bob, how are you? You did not live stream last week, so I was a little bit worried. It's nice because you came back.

    This day (Nov 20), it's VietNamese teacher's day. You know, the day that students express their respect to their teacher.

    In Viet Nam, we have a saying that "Nhất tự vi sư, bán tự vi sư", means the person who teach you one letter be teacher, haft-letter also be teacher. So, wish you and your family have a healthy and happy everyday! (ps: I am big fan of Oscar).

  10. Hi Bob, here is a funny thing I'd like to share it. When you recommend a book of life of pi, my Alexa told me how to order this book online immediately. :-p

  11. Before, I just wanna learn english for comunicating, because I thought this is the meaning of a language. However, after watching your this video, I changed my mind, reading books could help us understand this language better. OK,just start my reading journey with a children's book

  12. I hope that I can read many books but when I read any book I face many words I don’t know their meaning so I don’t understand the story so I feel bored 😐

  13. how to talk about return ticket on the phone when you call air line companies please makevideo about it l really need it …
    l have told you a 1000 Times

  14. To be honest, an article that is over 3 pages is daunting for me, let alone a book with hundreds of pages. I would prefer to listen to audio books on my commute to work, because reading strains my eyes, but listening is more challenging than reading since you have to remember the details like names and plots, and you cannot look up words while you are listening.

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