LISTEN & LEARN in Easy English
Summary: To Kill a Mockingbird
- publish: to make something available to the public
- racism: poor treatment of a person or group because of their race
- lawyer: someone who gives legal advice or defends people in court
- backlash: a negative reaction from a large group of people
Summary: To Kill a Mockingbird
1. The novel was published in
The novel was published in 1960.
2. The main character of the story is named
The main character of the story is named Scout.
3. Atticus received backlash because
Atticus received backlash because he was representing a black man in court.
- The novel To Kill a Mockingbird is still taught in many schools today. Do you think the issues in this novel are still relevant? Why or why not?
In 1960, American author Harper Lee published her first novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. The book was made into an award-winning movie two years later. The story takes place in the 1930s. It follows a young girl named Scout who lives in Alabama. Scout begins to learn about racism in her time when her father, defence lawyer Atticus Finch, receives backlash for representing a black man in court. This is difficult for Scout and her brother, Jem, because they have to deal with insults from their friends, neighbours, and even family members. During this time, Atticus teaches them to respect all people, regardless of race.
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The essay is easy to follow, it helped me to check my spelling. I prefer to have the answer in some indirect way by using synonyms instead of direct following.
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Very entertainment and useful to practice listening, by the way, I was never aware of the use of “following” in this form. Thank you.
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Interesting novel has a nice message , it teaches us respect and treat other people.And excellent way to improve listening English and learn more.
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Nuka-Arne Moeller says:
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Manuel Guy says:
I’ve also read the novel and watched the movie (starring Gregory Peck as Atticus and Mary Badham as Scout). The book and movie are worthwhile reading and seeing. Not only was the movie an Oscar winner (3 awards); the book itself won a Pulitzer in 1961, and has become one of the most widely read books in U.S. schools. Because of its theme and content, the book attracted quite a lot of controversy, with some school boards trying to ban it in their jurisdictions. The irony is that, even several years later, the character Atticus Finch became venerated by the legal profession as a sort of national hero. There is even a monument built to honor him.
I watched a similar movie long ago, it had as actors to Samuel L. Jackson and Matthew McConaughey, the name of the movie is time for killing also was kevin spacey. Mattew was a defence layer and Samuel was accused for murdering white man who raped his dauther, kevin spacey was a witness.
I don´t know how, but just now, I rememmber that to kill a Mockingbird is movie named in spanish: Como matar a un Ruiseñor.
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Thanks. Useful and important novel. Everybody should read it !
Amr Salaheldeen Mohammed says:
Excellent way to improve listening
I read it in Italian language many years ago but this novel represents very well how racism has to be defeated once and for all: it’s not possible to live in a world full of racism, hate against people of other religions, races, but also against Jewishes.
Albert Einstein, which was a famous scientist born in Germany in 1879 from a German family of Jewish religion, in the month of october 1933 was forced to emigrate from Germany when Hitler with his racial laws started a period full of hate against Jewishes of all the world and became a world danger, to the USA, once arrived there met the American policemen that asked him of what race he was: Einstein answered that he wasn’t of no race, he only belonged to the human race.
His words now much more than in the simple past, have to teach to everyone of us that only defeating racism and hate against everybody that we consider different from us we will able to live in a better world.
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