We will inaugurate this section by talking about two books which have been published recently:
English Is The Key for 9th year Basic Education:
By Neji NECIBI
This is a workbook for 9th Year Basic Education pupils with more than 90 activities covering vocabulary, language and writing. The book helps students to feel comfortable with reading comprehension, to boost their writing skills, and to review their vocabulary and grammar.
The book has more than 110 pages with an answers section.
The book's author may be contacted via email here: email@example.com
You may have a look at some pages of the book here.
Mother Sissi And The Cozy Cat:
By Mohamed Salah ABIDI & Tarak BRAHMI
This is a short story for readers aged 10 to 15 years old (8th Year Basic Education, 9th Year Basic education, 1st year Secondary Education, and 2nd Year Secondary Education). The book is part of a new series of short books ( Smart Reader Book Series) in English targeting beginner, intermediate and upper-intermediate pupils.
The idea behind this series stems from the authors' conviction that reading stories should be part and parcel of the curriculum if we want our pupils to shine in the English language. This goes hand in hand with the general trend and conviction in Tunisia that the English language should have a prominent role in our students' education.
Teachers may use the books to foster the learners' reading skills and to enhance their appreciation of the English language both inside and outside the classroom.
The book authors may be contacted via email here: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
"The story is deeply seated in our cultural make- up.It is part and parcel of our collective memory .It has been beautifully revisited because it carries along noble values.Mother Sissi and The Cozy cat is everybody’s book for Mother Sissi is everybody’s story.The title of the story pleases the ears of both old and young because it calls to mind ,for many, a special far off scent. The language is simple and the values triggered are universal .The content is framed in an easy to understand wayThe authors’ use of Mother Sissi ‘s tale is brilliantly thoughtful and considerate.In a word , Mother Sissi and her Cozy Cat is worth reading because it teaches simple human values."Hamdi HechmiEFL teacher/Ibn Rochd School ,Maknassy
"I personally appreciated Mother Sissy and the Cozy Cat for a number of reasons. First, the topic is very interesting (hard-working people are rewarded and wrong doers are punished). Second, many positive values have been highlighted (such as solidarity, maintaining family ties, importance of serious work, etc.). Third, the style of narration (particularly the language) has been very successful."
English Language Inspector, Kasserine
“Mother Sissi and the Cozy Cat” is what we should recommend to our young sons and daughters. For beyond being a pleasure to read with three short songs throughout, the short story includes a three-page glossary at the end to round out information and an exercise section to test comprehension. It is a short story that our children will not be able to put down before coming to the last full stop."Read the complete review here
Abdelhamid RHAIEM is currently teaching in the English department at l’Institut Supérieur des Langues de Gabes, University of Gabes. He is also a PhD student at the University of Manouba. His field of interest mainly includes Modern British Novel and feminist writings.
A Précis of Current English Grammar: grammar in context for upper-intermediate & advanced learners
By Neji CHAKROUN
This book is intended to learners of English who are in need to brush-up their English grammar knowledge, to review outside of class or to acquire new grammatical devices. It also presents information which can be consulted for reference. The book is also recommended for first & second year university students, CAPES candidates, candidates sitting for the TOEFL and TOIC exams.
The book's author can be contacted via email here: firstname.lastname@example.org