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Book Club: The Boy In The Striped Pajamas by John Boyne/ Chapter 2.

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Book Club: The Boy In The Striped Pajamas by John Boyne / Chapter 1.

The boy in the striped pajamas

Here comes a short movie about the novel.

For those who wish to participate, to read & discuss as a group, please read chapter 1.

 The story of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is very difficult to describe. Usually, we give some clues about the book on the cover, but in this case, we think that would spoil the reading of the book. We think it is important that you start to read without knowing what it is about. If you do start to read this book, you will go on a journey with a nine-year-old boy called Bruno. (Though this isn’t a book for nine-year-olds.) And sooner or later you will arrive with Bruno at a fence. We hope you never have to cross such a fence.

The Boy In The Striped Pajamas by John Boyne in Flipbook version The Audiobook.

After you have read this chapter, please answer the following questions;

  • When and where is the book set?
  • How old is Bruno?
  • Where does he live and with whom?
  • What impression do we get of his character?
  • Why have Bruno’s family suddenly moved house?
  • Who are the Fury and the beautiful blonde woman?
  • What does Father’s new job appear to be?

Please reply and share at least one question, at least three vocabulary words/phrases, and your favourite sentence or paragraph from Chapter 1.

I’ll add mine after at least three other participants respond, okay?

NOTE: This book group event is listed here at GMT+2 hours (Egypt time).

To join the class, please be sure I have you on my Skype contact list PRIOR to class.

My Skype ID is: Roaming70

Here is a link to our Skype group’s chat.

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A Law Student’s Toolkit

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An introduction to the International Courts and Tribunals in The Hague/ Essay.

An introduction to the International Courts and Tribunals in The Hague by Larissa van den Herik, Cecily Rose & Yannick Radi
Professors of Public International Law, 
Leiden Law School.

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BOOK CLUB: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho / From page 29-33


READING CLUB

Hello, every one of there! I’d like to invite you to join our weekly event at 4 PM at GMT+2 (Egypt time).

For those who really wish to participate, to read & discuss as a group, please read Pages 29-33.

The Alchemist in PDF file, it is found here –>

[http://bit.ly/1IAyhJc]

The Audiobook, it is found here –>

[http://bit.ly/1JOHZhN]

After you have read these pages, please answer the following questions;

1- How many people and animals were there in the caravan?

2-  As the caravan crosses the Sahara, Santiago and the Englishman each make an effort to gain new insights by practising the other’s method of learning: Santiago reads the Englishman’s books about alchemy, and the Englishman spends several days observing the caravan and the desert. When the Englishman asks Santiago what the boy learned about alchemy from reading his books, Santiago sums up his reading in a few short sentences. What does he say he learned?

3-  Santiago says he believes all the things he learned about alchemy are so simple they could be written on the surface of an emerald. This description, of course, depicts the Emerald Tablet the Englishman told Santiago about. The Englishman is exasperated because he believes Santiago is simple-minded and has failed to grasp the complexity of alchemy. Yet, the gipsy Santiago met in Tarifa told him, “It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary; only wise men are able to understand them”. Is the Englishman right, or is Santiago?

Please reply and share at least one question, at least three vocabulary words/phrases, and your favourite sentence or paragraph from Pages 29-33.

NOTE: This book group event is listed here at GMT+2 hours (Egypt time).

To join the class, please be sure I have you on my Skype contact list PRIOR to class.

My Skype ID is: Roaming70

 

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BOOK CLUB: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho/ From page 25-29

READING CLUB

For those who wish to participate, to read & discuss as a group, please read Pages 25-29.

The Alchemist in PDF file, it is found here –>

[http://bit.ly/1IAyhJc]

The Audiobook, it is found here –>

[http://bit.ly/1JOHZhN]

After you have read these pages, please answer the following questions;

1- What does the Englishman do for a living?

2- When Santiago begins his trek across the desert, he meets an Englishman who is a student of alchemy. In many ways they are alike: both are pursuing their “Personal Legends,” both have encountered the ideas of alchemy. How is their approach to life and learning different?

3- The Englishman, whom Santiago meets when he joins the caravan to the Egyptian pyramids, is—like Santiago—joining the caravan as part of a quest. What is the Englishman searching for?

4- Author Paulo Coelho says that the biggest obstacle most people face in pursuing their Personal Legend is, “the fear of realizing the dream for which we fought all our lives.

How does this explain the Crystal Merchant’s failure to travel to Mecca?

Please reply and share at least one question, at least three vocabulary words/phrases, and your favorite sentence or paragraph from Pages 25-29.

NOTE: This book group event is listed here at GMT+2 hours (Egypt time).

To join the class, please be sure I have you on my Skype contact list PRIOR to class.

My Skype ID is: Roaming70

You can join our discussion on LEWWWP

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BOOK CLUB: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho/ From page 21-24


READING CLUB

For those who really wish to participate, to read & discuss as a group, please read Pages 21-24.

The Alchemist in PDF file found here –>

[http://bit.ly/1IAyhJc]

Audiobook found here –>

[http://bit.ly/1JOHZhN]

After you have read these pages, please answer the following questions;

1- What chain of events leads the boy to work at the crystal shop?

2- What does he learn there?

3- Why is he able to change and improve the shop, which has remained the same for many years?

4- How is he different from the shop’s owner?

5- How long has the boy been working for the crystal merchant?

Please reply and share at least one question, at least three vocabulary words/phrases, and your favorite sentence or paragraph from Pages 21-24.

NOTE: This book group event is listed here at GMT+2 hours (Egypt time).

To join the class, please be sure I have you on my Skype contact list PRIOR to class.

My Skype ID is: Roaming70

You can join our discussion on LEWWWP


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BOOK CLUB: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho / From page 18-20


READING CLUB

For those who wish to participate, to read & discuss as a group, please read Pages 18-20 in The Alchemist, it is found here –> http://bitly.com/1IAyhJd

After you have read these pages, please answer the following questions:

1- One of the first major diversions from Santiago‘s journey is the theft of his money in Tangiers. How is Santiago’s money stolen? We could describe this experience as a Test/Ordeal. How does the fable of the oil and the spoon relate to this Test?

2- After he has been robbed of all his money in Tangier, Santiago at first begins to despair and regret that he ever set out on his journey. As he gazes at the stones, however, he realizes what his mistake was in dealing with the thief who robbed him. What was his mistake, and how will need to change in order to find his treasure?

3- What happens when Santiago asks the stones to tell him if he will find his treasure? Santiago believes this is an omen. What might it mean?

4- How has the character of the Crystal Merchant been tricked over time into believing “the world’s greatest lie,” as Melchizedek called it?

5- The Crystal Merchant tells Santiago that even if the boy worked for a year in the shop his earnings wouldn’t pay for his passage across the Sahara Desert to Egypt. What does Santiago say in response to this news? How does his response confirm the omen that was revealed when he asked the stones if he would find his treasure?

Please reply and share at least one question, at least three vocabulary words/phrases, and your favorite sentence or paragraph from Pages 18-20.

[All Book Club: The Alchemist classes are listed at GMT+2]

To join the class, please be sure I have you on my Skype contact list PRIOR to class. My Skype ID is: Roaming70

You can join our discussion on LEWWWP


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Reading Journal “RJ”


Reading

Reading Journal

Hello everyone of there! I’d like to invite you to join our weekly event. Reading Journal is every Sunday at 5 PM at GMT +2 (Egypt time).

Reading Journal is a FANTASTIC way to improve your English, no matter what level you’re at. And for many more reasons than you might think.

Whatever level you are, you should be reading something in English.

What you can expect:


1) Meeting new people & making friends.
2) Sharing your opinions & discussions.
3) Practicing reading magazines online.

4) Developing English speaking skills through our discussion every week on skype conference.

What you need to participate:


1) Summon up your Courage.
2) A Skype account to join our READING JOURNAL GROUP” on Skype.
3) A microphone & webcam (webcam is optional).
4) Be in a quiet place (not in noisy internet cafe, grocery store, or walking the street).
5) Be polite & respect other participants.  

Be sure you and I are in contact BEFORE the event. My Skype ID is: Roaming70

All events are listed in GMT +2 (Egypt time).

See you on Skype. 🙂


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