Posts Tagged ‘glossary’

“A Clockwork Orange” (Anthony Burgess)

2 June 2019

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[A Clockwork Orange, Dir. Stanley Kubrick, 1971]

I have been reading English Literature, a handbook written by Anthony Burgess. I liked it so much that I wanted to read something else. Then, I tried the difficult novel A Clockwork Orange. I had seen the film on TV (Stanley Kubrick, 1971 ) which I hated. I insist on this point: the novel is a nightmare of violence and cruelty. Despite the horrible story inside the novel, I thought I had to try it. I started reading the novel to discover a kind of teenager´s jargon, the nasdat. It seemed impossible to understand a word unless you had the appropriate glossary of the new language. I found out the one provided by I could enjoy the reading of it. This language is hybrid, that is, a mixture of Russian, the funny rhyming Cockney slang and Burgess´ s imagination.

By the way, I read the novel in a kindle book. 


Have a look at the glossary prepared by

(available on the net) here

#PDF G-Drive




Cornelia (Mima Maxey)

6 May 2017

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[fotografía de Liz Hardy, @pillioness]

He leído Cornelia de Mima Maxey. El libro es una edición en PDF de un texto latino de fácil traducción y lectura facilitado por la Universidad de Chicago. Aprender vocabulario de una lengua clásica o moderna a partir de la lectura es una idea buenísima. Al igual que en el libro Julia de Reed, este documento dispone de glosario a modo de apéndice en las páginas últimas del libro. El tamaño de letra es grande. Contiene ilustraciones. Se trata de una versión bilingüe en latín e inglés





Personal review on Cornelia on @goodreads



A website and a glossary on poetry

20 August 2016

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[Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet]

I have found an interesting page on poetry which I want to keep here in my blog. I have also got a 5 page document glossary included in #mypublicfiles at @dropbox.

1/ webpage YoungWriters

2/ #mypublicfiles



How to read a reader

17 December 2015



  1. get the reader and a dictionary with you (smartphones are also welcome)

  2. prepare a bloc or notepad, a pencil to underline words you don ́t know
  3. relax and start by having a look at the title and the author of the reader
  4. copy the tittle and the author in your bloc
  1. read some information about the author and the story (@Wikipedia or any other Encyclopedia)
  2. do not try to read 40 pages in a day, but read little by little, chapter after chapter, page after page. Make a note of what you read [copy page number and one or two ideas]
  3. it is impossible to read a book without looking up for the meanings of unknown words (verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, connectors). YOU WILL HAVE TO USE A DICTIONARY!
  4. most readers provide a glossary of words (mini-dictionary of difficult expressions) Look for that glossary!
  5. understand what you read
  6. keep a diary of your reading in order to remember the plot of the story.
  7. focus on grammar and vocabulary
  8. enjoy your readings


reader.individual or person who reads / reader.reading book
graded reader.adapted version of a text for students

dictionary.manual where you find out the meaning of words, categories, pronunciation, etcetera / bloc.notepad, pack of papers of small size / ball pen.pen, biro

pencil.tool to write (it can be rubbed out) / rubber.tool to delete any writing in pencil  / summary.abbreviated story of a story

title.the name of a text / author.writer
plot.the thread of a story (thread.hilo)

characters.people taking part in a text / or location of a story
bookmark.a marker between the pages of a book


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Glossary of words for elementary students based on “the threshold level”

25 July 2014

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On this occasion the glossary of words is based on an old book edited by the Council of Europe around the 1976. These wordlists provide students with basic vocabulary which, of course, will be helpful. See an extract here. Click on the link to @dropbox in case you would like to download the whole paper. The appearance of the lists looks nice. All words together and framed in boxes so you can mark the ones you have learned. I strongly recommend you to download the public files 🙂


first term

Possess. adjectives.adj. pos My/your/his/her/its.mi/tu/su (él/ella/ello)
Our/your/their.nuestro/vuestro/suyo(ellos) His chica (de él)
January/February.enero/febrero Tuesday/Thursday.martes/jueves

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