World Book Day and Sant Jordi Celebration!

23rd April, Sant Jordi is now celebrated around the world as it is World Book Day. This is in remembrance of the deaths of two of the world’s most important authors, William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes.

Check out local events by clicking here.

Here is an original idea. UNESCO have designed a bookmark in celebration of the day. You could print it off and put it inside the book you’re going to give as a gift. Click here to get it!

The team at Go English would like to propose that you use this day to begin reading a book in English. Your teachers will have told you lots of times that reading is a great way to improve your English out of class. Graded readers are a great option to do this. A graded reader is a story that has been adapted to make it easier for learners of English as a second language to read and enjoy books in English. Check out your local library or bookshop. You can also read for free by choosing a book from this webpage.

Organised by levels you have hundreds of titles to choose from. You can download them to a mobile device and read as you go. Check out UNESCO’s fact sheet about reading on mobile devices.

Happy world book day to you all :)

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