5つ星のうち2.0I bought two copies because I thought it would be really useful!
Very disappointing. They are not all stories. Only one comes anywhere near advanced level, and half of them are pre-intermediate down to one which is the simplest and most pointless cartoon I've ever seen. Most frustratingly of all, I bought two copies because I thought it would be really useful!
Il libro a mio avviso e' più adatto agli "intermediates learners" anziché agli "advanced learners", visto che il grado di difficoltà e' medio. E' stato scritto con un carattere troppo grande che conferisce al libro un'aria "elementare". Probabilmente se fosse stato scritto con un carattere piu' piccolo, sarebbe stato composto da pochissime pagine che lo rendevano poco più di un opuscolo. Comunque nel complesso non e' male.
This delightful, varied set of stories comes with a range of styles which you'd expect from a true collaboration. The stories range from straight narrative to 'comic strip', and from fiction to biography. Yet there's a simple, shared structure which unites the texts and helps the learner: each story is followed by vocabulary-building activities, some questions and a brief biographical note about the author. You will both enjoy and learn from this unique book by a truly international team of language-teaching professionals.
I like the stories, most of all the poem and the cartoon + video. I think they develop students' imagination and extend the possibilities to exploit the material. I wish there were more cartoons for older students or what adolescents read nowadays, graphic novels. I do appreciate that the stories are free and in e-book, it makes it more accessible to young learners.