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    Intermediate English Language Learning Resources

    Resources for English Language Learners with some previous English language exposure.

  • 2021 Summer Scares

    Each year, the Horror Writers Association puts together a selection of new horror books for summer reading, to show that horror is for all ages and any time of year. These books are usually by a diverse selection up and coming, living authors, and are accessible to a wide audience. There are three adult, three young adult, and three middle reader selections. Libraries around the country host programming connected to these books. Click the green speech bubble by each item for links to other formats the book may be available in, such as ebooks or audiobooks.


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  • Bridesmaids
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Funny Characters.  Hilarious. Feel-Good. Silly. Girly Movie.

    Thanks to the wedding party this marriage is on a downward spiral before it begin.  With girlfriends like Annie's who need enemies. I think it's pretty much a movie about growing up and moving on, but , still to be friends forever. The movie heals some wounds, restores some hurt feelings and confesses some secrets..   I loved this movie because the multiple awkward incidents were so funny.  Great for a group of girlfriends or bridesmaid to watch together.

    Reviewed by Joyce L on May 12, 2021

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  • 27 Dresses
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Romantic. Comedy. Heart-warming. Funny. Touching. Girly Movie .Memorable Chaaracters.

    This was a funny movie with a predictable ending. A  "always a bridemaid and never a bride"  movie. This is a fairy godmother, one day my prince will come type of movie. The movie was very cute and the dresses were all beautiful.  I like how bottom line no matter who you are or where you are from...everyone loves a beautiful wedding ceremony and it don't hurt to fall in love along the way. The family can watch this movie together or a nice sleepover movie for the girls.

    Reviewed by Joyce L on May 12, 2021

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  • Barefoot
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    The "blacksheep" of a wealthy family is going home for his brother's wedding. He works in a mental hospital as a janitor. He takes an isolated naive woman who was a patient at the hospital home for his brothers wedding. they have a few adventures along the way but fall in love. Nice movie to watch.

    Reviewed by Donna P on May 12, 2021

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  • And so it goes
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    A story about a real estate agent who is mostly is trying to sell his house so he can move. He owns an apartment building is living there and is mean to everyone who crosses his path. His son comes to see him to leave his grandaughter with him while he does some time in prison. He slowly becomes a caring person. AN enjoyable feel good movie. Enjoyed watching it.

    Reviewed by Donna P on May 12, 2021

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  • The Blind Side
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    True Events.  Emotional.  Awesome Acting.  Inspirational. Uplifting.  Touching. Heart-warming. Family.

    This movie based on true events was very inspiring.  The love and concern depicited in the film was outstanding. I love this movie because it teaches that we are all the same regardless of race, creed, color or gender. We all want the same things in life (love, family, a place to belong).  It shows that through kindness lots of things can be achieved. The main character captured my heart because he is so big with a very gentle and soft-spoken voice. He shows so much appreciation for everything done for him. This is a great movie for the family to watch together. It just an "all around feel good movie".  The actors give awesome performances

    Reviewed by Joyce L on May 10, 2021

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  • Redhead by the side of the road by Tyler, Anne,
    ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Baltimore resident, Micah Mortimor, happily lives a life of routine chores.  The 40-ish Micah is a free-lance computer consultant with a side gig as a super in a small apartment building.  He lives rent free in a 2 bedroom basement apartment.

    This narrow and limited man has a lovely and doting girlfriend Cass, a third grade teacher.  When Cass discovers there is a chance she could lose  her sublet apartment, Micah remarks,"Looks like you'll be living out of your car."  A few days later, Cass breaks up with him.  Micah doesn't get it.

    What's more, a teenage boy shows up at his door, thinking that Micah might be his biological father. Micah is clueless how to proceed. Two life changing events occur days apart and Micah's routines and his strict schedules don't help him at all.

    I'm a big Anne Tyler fan. However, this particular novel was not a satisfying read.

    Reviewed by valerie h on May 7, 2021

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