NEW 2018 summer reading list for OIB students

Lycée Summer Reading 2018

Welcome to new students and to the Edouard Branly OIB tradition of summer holiday reading lists!

  • All students must purchase and read the following books over the summer.

  • Highlight interesting passages and take notes as you read through the novels.

  • There will be a test on the reading at the “rentrée » in September.

We also strongly recommend that you work on your English language skills by revising your grammatical structures.

We recommend the following book to do this:

English Grammar in Use by Raymond Murphy published by CUP.

Students entering Seconde OIB: (read at least two out of these three novels)

Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Lord of the flies by William Golding

Students entering Première OIB:

The Wave by Morton Rhue

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

The Cartographer tries to map a way to Zion by Kei Miller

Students entering Terminale OIB:

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

The Songs of Innocence and Experience by William Blake

Reading, Reading, and More Reading!

Success in the OIB depends, to great extent, on a student’s fluency and range of vocabulary. There is no better way to improve one’s fluency in English than by reading. Students must get in the habit of regular reading: not only novels, but also news articles (eg. The Guardian website), short stories, biographies, history, travel writing, etc.

You may also enjoy exploring podcasts on BBC radio about topics and authors you will be studying in English class : http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio .

Another source for general culture and current issues is NPR Podcasts:http://www.npr.org/podcasts/

With all best wishes for an enjoyable summer,

Helen Shall and Emmanuel Tiffreau.

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