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14/02/2019 Mr Collins's proposal Fourth Grade `Believe me, my dear Miss Elizabeth, that your modesty, so far from doing you any disservice, rather adds to your other perfections. You would have been less amiable in my eyes had there not been ..... continue reading JANE AUSTEN
01/02/2019 The Rebellion of Taste Fifth Grade The dandy was a rebel. A rebel who wielded the weapon of his unique refinement to express his contempt toward the triviality, hypocrisy,materialism, prudery of the Victorian bourgeoisie . The dandy ..... continue reading STEFANIA GIOFFRE'
01/02/2019 The Nightingale and The
Fifth Grade I still can’t forget one particular answer that former Minister of The Economy Giulio Tremonti, only a few years ago, gave the journalists who wanted some elucidations about the cuts in the state ..... continue reading STEFANIA GIOFFRE'
30/01/2019 The Nightingale and the
Fifth Grade A short story from Oscar ..... continue reading OSCAR WILDE
16/01/2019 Pride and Prejudice chpt
Fourth Grade Mr. Bennet's property consisted almost entirely in an estate of two thousand a year, which, unfortunately for his daughters, was entailed, in default of heirs male, on a distant relation; and their ..... continue reading JANE AUSTEN
16/01/2019 Jane Austen Chpt 7 part 2 Fourth Grade She was shown into the breakfast-parlour, where all but Jane were assembled, and where her appearance created a great deal of surprise. That she should have walked three miles so early in the day, ..... continue reading JANE AUSTEN
16/01/2019 Pride and Prejudice chp 8 Fourth Grade At five o'clock the two ladies retired to dress, and at half-past six Elizabeth was summoned to dinner. To the civil inquiries which then poured in, and amongst which she had the pleasure of ..... continue reading JANE AUSTEN
16/01/2019 Pride and Prejudice chp 8
part 2
Fourth Grade But I would really advise you to make your purchase in that neighbourhood, and take Pemberley for a kind of model. There is not a finer county in England than Derbyshire.” “With all my heart; ..... continue reading JANE AUSTEN
09/12/2018 The White Man’s Burden Fifth Grade When Theodore Roosevelt read Rudyard Kipling ‘s poem: “The White Man’s Burden: The United States and The Philippine Islands”, was so very favourably impressed that he copied the poem and ..... continue reading STEFANIA GIOFFRE'
09/12/2018 A Beast in Disguise Fourth Grade “What a piece of work is a man”: the noblest of all God’s creatures, the very essence of grace and beauty, “infinite in faculties”, “in action how like an angel“,” in apprehension how ..... continue reading STEFANIA GIOFFRE'
07/12/2018 Pride and Prejudice Chpt
Fourth Grade When Jane and Elizabeth were alone, the former, who had been cautious in her praise of Mr. Bingley before, expressed to her sister just how very much she admired him. “He is just what a young ..... continue reading JANE AUSTEN
07/12/2018 Pride and Prejudice Chpt5 Fourth Grade Within a short walk of Longbourn lived a family with whom the Bennets were particularly intimate. Sir William Lucas had been formerly in trade in Meryton, where he had made a tolerable fortune, and ..... continue reading JANE AUSTEN
07/12/2018 Jane Austen Chpt 6 part 1 Fourth Grade The ladies of Longbourn soon waited on those of Netherfield. The visit was soon returned in due form. Miss Bennet's pleasing manners grew on the goodwill of Mrs. Hurst and Miss Bingley; and though ..... continue reading JANE AUSTEN
07/12/2018 Pride and Prejudice Chpt
6 part 2
Fourth Grade He paused in hopes of an answer; but his companion was not disposed to make any; and Elizabeth at that instant moving towards them, he was struck with the action of doing a very gallant thing, and ..... continue reading JANE AUSTEN
27/11/2018 Jane Eyre Chpt 37 Fifth Grade The manor-house of Ferndean was a building of considerable antiquity, moderate size, and no architectural pretensions, deep buried in a wood. I had heard of it before. Mr. Rochester often spoke of ..... continue reading CHARLOTTE BRONTE
27/11/2018 Jane Eyre Chpt 37 (part
Fifth Grade . But no hint to that effect escaping him and his countenance becoming more overcast(buio), I suddenly remembered that I might have been all wrong, and was perhaps playing the fool unwittingly; and ..... continue reading CHARLOTTE BRONTE
27/11/2018 Pride and Prejudice Chpt
Fourth Grade Mr. Bingley was good-looking and gentlemanlike; he had a pleasant countenance, and easy, unaffected manners. His sisters were fine women, with an air of decided fashion. His brother-in-law, Mr. ..... continue reading JANE AUSTEN
16/11/2018 Pride and Prejudice Fourth Grade Chapter 1 It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be ..... continue reading JANE AUSTEN
28/10/2018 Leviathan Fourth Grade “What a piece of work is man, How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty, In form and moving how express and admirable, In action how like an Angel, In apprehension how like a god, The beauty ..... continue reading STEFANIA GIOFFRE'
25/10/2018 Do you know how did
coffee-houses start?
Fourth Grade If we want to find the first record of a public place serving coffee we have to go to the Turkish city of Constantinople (now Istanbul). In fact in 1475 the first coffee shop saw the light: Kiva ..... continue reading STEFANIA GIOFFRE'
24/10/2018 Byronic Attraction Fifth Grade byron Having already warned all the fans of Pride and Prejudice about the risks of believing in the existence of a Mr Darcy in the real world, and having myself very likely married the only man, who ..... continue reading STEFANIA GIOFFRE'
24/10/2018 Heathcliff the Villain Fifth Grade tumblr_lfyxt2ymH61qb274ao1_500 A villain is the evil, immoral guy of a story. The etymology of the word villain comes from the Latin "villanus" meaning "farmhand". He is antagonist to the knight not ..... continue reading STEFANIA GIOFFRE'
24/10/2018 Does Wuthering Heights
work on the Big Screen?
Fifth Grade How often have you found the big screen adaptation of one of your favourite novels below your expectations? As far as I am concerned, almost always. Few days ago, for instance, I was watching the ..... continue reading STEFANIA GIOFFRE'
11/10/2018 On the Necessity of
Homework (again)
Second Grade Roaming here and there on the internet I have actually realized that the homework issue is not only Italian but it has become a trend topic all over the world.I had already dealt with this subject a ..... continue reading STEFANIA GIOFFRE'
11/10/2018 “On the Necessity of
Second Grade Only few day ago I was a kind of intrigued by an article I read on Alexander Atkins‘s blog Bookshelf, which recited “Too much homework is bad for students“. Being a teacher I had already ..... continue reading STEFANIA GIOFFRE'
11/10/2018 Five alternatives to
Second Grade Some tips for my ..... continue reading BBC LEARNING ENGLISH
09/10/2018 Beowulf ( animated epic) Third Grade Beowulf animated epics ..... continue reading YOUTUBE
06/10/2018 Myths, heroes
Third Grade I've always enjoyed reading stories about myths, legends, courageous men ready to sacrifice their lives for the sake of their country or even only for the beauty of a woman. The main actors of these ..... continue reading STEFANIA GIOFFRE'
02/10/2018 Magic spells Third Grade If, as Alice Hoffman is everywhere quoted, “Books may well be the only true magic,” then she is only following a tradition that has been acknowledged in all literate cultures: writing is magic, ..... continue reading CHRIS LOVEGROVE
28/09/2018 That Woman! Fifth Grade I don’t know about you, but whenever I finish a book and particularly if I took pleasure in that read, I feel a sort of “dissatisfied satisfaction”, that is, I feel that I would have enjoyed a ..... continue reading STEFANIA GIOFFRE'
28/09/2018 The Loss of Innocence Fifth Grade If one the typical characters of Jane Austen’s novels were to leave for any reason the pampered life of a good, refined but secluded society made of balls, laces, tittle-tattle, great ..... continue reading STEFANIA GIOFFRE'
28/09/2018 The incredible story of
Oliver Cromwell’s head
Fourth Grade I guess King Charles II was not the “turn the other the cheek” or “let’s bury the hatchet” sort of man. No, indeed. I may understand that once back from his exile in France, he wished to ..... continue reading STEFANIA GIOFFRE'