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Video review of Week 4

Course educator, Neil McLaren looks back at some of the highlights of Week 4, and shares some ideas, suggestions and additional resources.

Neil started off by talking about some of the classic authors you mentioned, and this website, Lit2Go, is a good place to find works by authors like Charles Dickens, Jane Austen and Emily Brontë, not to mention Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories. They are all free to read and listen to online, or download.

If you want to read some of the contemporary authors we mentioned, The New Yorker magazine is a great place to start. You can find stories by writers like Hanif Kureishi, Mark Haddon, Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro and many others, complete with audio of the authors reading their own work. It’s a fantastic free resource!

You can join in the discussion on Harry Potter, started by Milorad Mandrapa, here. And if you haven’t watched our Facebook Live broadcast yet, you can watch it on the LearnEnglish Facebook page, or on Step 4.2. We mentioned books for young adults as being a good place to start, and you should be able to find the perfect one to suit you in this list of the 100 best young adult books of all time.

Check your progress

Now that you’ve reached the end of Week 4, click the Progress icon at the top of the page to see your progress page. This will show what percentage of the course steps you have marked as complete.

Coming up in Week 5

Next week we’ll be looking at the environment so if you want to get started right away, go to the To do list for Week 5.

You can always use the To do icon at the top of the page to see what’s coming up or go back to previous weeks and catch up.
If you haven’t completed every step by the end of the final week, don’t worry! The course will remain open to you so that you can carry on at your own speed.

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Exploring English: Language and Culture

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