"Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, “and what is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “without pictures or conversations?”












"Nobody ever stopped him in the street to say, with gladsome looks, ‘My dear Scrooge, how are you? When will you come to see me?’ No beggars implored him to bestow a trifle, no children asked him what it was o’clock, no man or woman ever once in all his life inquired the way to such and such a place, of Scrooge". 
















"Why can't you be like the Happy Prince?' asked a sensible mother of her little boy who was crying for the moon. 'The Happy Prince never dreams of crying for anything.'

'I am glad there is some one in the world who is quite happy,' muttered a disappointed man as he gazed at the wonderful statue."









These are three extracts taken from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", "A Christmas Carol" and "The Happy Prince". Click on the titles and answer the following questions in your notebook. Then show it to the teacher to check it is fine.

1. Who was "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" written by?

2. Where was he from?

3. Who was "A Christmas Carol" written by?

4. Where was he from?

5. Mention three more of his works.

6. Who was "The Happy Prince" written by?

7. Was he from the same country as the other two writers?

8. Where was he from?

9. Is this country part of the UK? 



Now, we are going to practise the PRESENT SIMPLE. In pairs, ask and answer the following questions:

1. Do you like reading? 

2. How often do you read a book?

3. What type of books do you like reading?

4. Do you prefer books with or without pictures?

5. What books does Alice prefer?

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