Book Week Scotland
This week (25th November – 1st December) is BOOK WEEK SCOTLAND. This is a week when the whole of Scotland celebrates books and reading. A wide range of activities will take place throughout Scotland. You can vote for your favourite Scottish book, listen to authors talking and reading from their works or organise your own event or ‘big book bash’.
Reading, whether in the traditional paper form or as an e-book, is the best way to improve your English skills. It really develops your vocabulary and grammar structures and, more importantly, gives you a feel for nuance and authentic expression in English. It helps you avoid the kind of English that may be grammatically correct but is ‘just not English’ So what are you going to read in English this week?
Edinburgh also officially starts it Winter Festival this week, which will continue until January 5th 2014. The city centre is aglow with Christmas lights, there is the hustle and bustle of shoppers visiting the various Christmas markets and a myriad of events such as the ever popular Santa Run (hundreds of Santa Clauses running along Princes St). For more information check out this website www.edinburghspotlight.com/2013/09/feature-edinburghs-christmas-2013/
News from the school
We will be celebrating Scottish Book Week with some of our own activities including a book lucky dip.
Words in the News
‘Mystery’, ‘paper’ and ‘sculpture’ are all part of the baffling story of paper artworks left placed by an unknown artist throughout Scotland a couple of years ago. They were all inspired by classic Scottish stories and will now be on display for a year in the National Library of Scotland.
Keep on studying English and let us have your snippets of news too.