Every weekday morning, I get an email from Delancey Place. It’s a non-profit organisation that sends short excerpts from non-fiction books and if you buy the book through the link they provide to Amazon, they make a donation to children’s literacy programmes. For me, it’s a short piece of good writing I can enjoy when I have a 5 minute break in my day. For you, it could be a nice way to have a broad choice of things to read in English.
In the email from 1 May, you can read a very negative reaction to the introduction of technology into the classroom… from Plato! He says that writing “is an aid not to memory, but to reminiscence, and you give your disciples not truth, but only the semblance of truth; they will be hearers of many things and will have learned nothing; they will appear to be omniscient and will generally know nothing; they will be tiresome company, having the show of wisdom without the reality.” Write that in your speaking exam and let me know what score you get!
You can subscribe to the Delancey Place emails on either of the links above or directly on this page. Happy reading!