2015 Spring: 四技通識選修-Reading 2

Internet & Reading 2

1. Internet and Reading
“Read, read, read. Read everything – trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out the window.”
a quote from William Faulkner.
2. Read for different purposes
1. Read to update News
A. BBC English
Sixth Mers death in South Korea amid sarp rises in cases (6/8/2015)
South Korea tries to contain Mers outbreak
C. Breaking News English
Free, interactive news, in 7 levels.
D. The New York Times
E. The Washington Post
F. Reuters
2. Read for Fun
Online Comics–Pictures can often help you understand what you’re reading. One good way to improve your everyday English is to read comic books. They’ll help you pick up new vocabualry in an interesting way.
Comics are often written with simpler vocabulary although they also contain difficult one sometimes.
A. Go Comics
Snoopy–Peanut Comic Strips
Snoopy’s renunion (part1, part2) video clips
Online Stories & Novels
byGosh.Com–You could fine copyright free online literature here, including novels, nonfiction, stories, poems, and kid’s classics. E.g. Aesop’s Fables.
3. Assignments
Please begin to work on the reflection paper.