2019/2020

Why you chose this subject:

I chose this subject as I am incredibly fascinated with literature. There is nothing better than sitting down with a book and a cup of tea and reading. However, finding out about the authors and behind the scenes of the book is also incredibly fascinating. Furthermore, I love cultures and would love to learn more about the English culture as I one day plan on moving there or perhaps study there.

Your expectations to this subject and to your teacher:

I expect to learn about general English literature history and culture. I expect to read a lot and watch movies and later analyse them. From the teacher I just expect that she’ll teach us about the subject and that there can be good communication between teacher and students.

Wishes/ideas for the year:

I’d love to work on Jane Austin as I love her work. This includes books and movies, maybe compare them or analyse them? I’d also love to do some research on English culture and where some traditions come from. Lastly, I am hoping we can go on a school trip to London.

Your favourite book, and why you love this:

There are many books that I love, and I do not have a favourite per se. I love my romance novels and prefer them over any other category. However, I have to give it up for the first book I ever read that got me into reading. It was a fanfiction that I’d randomly stumbled upon that is called After. This has come on to become a worldwide phenomenon that has also been made into a movie. The reason is, it opened a whole new world for me with books. Before it, I used to hate reading and would refuse to open a book. I am so grateful that a 2 a.m. decision changed my perspective on the world. I read the book in 1 day (the book was like 400 + pages) and then realized that there are 3 more books, so I read those in a week (mind you one was like 900 pages). I have moved on to a little more real-life stuff such as Jane Austin and Colleen Hoover.

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