Travel books have inspired many to take the plunge and go in search of that ultimate adventure. Reading about other people’s journeys conjure up those feelings of excitement and nervousness as you begin to form new ideas. Then before you know it, you’re exactly where you never expected to be! These books also enable you to relive your own experiences, as well as to live vicariously through the eyes of a fellow adventurer. Continue reading “Travel Books: 12 Reads to Spark Your Wanderlust”
The festive season is upon us which means it’s the perfect time to listen to some timeless Christmas tales. From children’s classics and short stories to fantasy novels and murder mysteries, there are plenty of festively-themed audiobooks to be enjoyed by the whole family!
To help you choose, we’ve selected 12 of the best audiobooks to listen to over the Christmas period. Continue reading “The 12 Audiobooks of Christmas”
It’s been 20 years since the release of J.K Rowling’s first book Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone. Rowling’s 1997 debut novel introduced the world to the young wizard Harry and his newly made friends and enemies. The story follows Harry as he embarks on his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Since then, Rowing penned a further six novels in the popular series, spawning a generation of Harry Potter fanatics. The subsequent multi-billion dollar movie franchise cemented the series as one of the biggest of all time. It also made huge stars out of the main character. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint have all gone on to have successful Hollywood careers. Continue reading “Which is the best Harry Potter book?”
YouTube has given the stage to almost anyone that wishes to share their interests through video. Since all you need is a video camera and an internet connection, it’s not surprising that so many of us are having a go and new YouTube stars are appearing every week. From cat videos to language lessons, funny pranks to niche hobbies, there’s something for everyone on YouTube. Two of the more popular forms of uploads are video commentary and vlogging (video blogging). These videos usually have a comical or satirical theme. They have also taught us that people are not afraid to share! Continue reading “YouTube Stars to Bestselling Authors”
Listening comprehension is often the hardest skill for language learners. While speaking, reading and writing are generally fine, listening can still cause problems. What more, it can be argued that it’s the most important. How else do you learn your maternal language if not through listening? Continue reading “Audiobooks for Language Learners”