№228 по английскому языку за 11 класс Н.В. Юхнель, Е.Г. Наумова, Н.В. Демченко
авторы: Н.В. Юхнель, Е.Г. Наумова, Н.В. Демченко
Учебник по английскому языку 11 класс Н.В. Юхнель. Страница 228
... The boy thought back to that conversation with his father, and felt happy; he had already seen many castles and met many women (but none was equal of the one who awaits him several days hence). He owned a jacket, a book that he could trade for another, and a flock of sheep. But, most important, he was able every day to live out his dream.
... Whenever he could, he sought of a new road to travel... The world was huge and inexhaustible... It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting, he thought.
2 Read about the book and its author. Have you ever heard his
name? Have you ever read his books?
Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist is such a book. With over 20 million copies sold worldwide, The Alchemist has already achieved the status of a modern classic.
This is the story of Santiago, an Andalusian boy who dreams of travelling the world in search of a treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the exotic markets of Tangiers and then into the Egyptian desert, where a fateful encounter with the alchemist awaits him.
The Alchemist is a transforming novel about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts and following our dreams.
Paulo Coelho was born in Brazil and has become one of the most widely-read authors in the world today. His best-loved book, The Alchemist, has been translated into 42 languages. Paulo Coelho is a storyteller with the power to inspire nations and to change people's lives.
3 Discuss with a partner.
• Do you like travelling? Have you seen a lot of different places?
• Have you been to Spain? Would you like to go? Why?
• What is your purpose in life?
• Do you think it is more important to make your dream come true than to have food, drink and shelter?
• Would you like to read The Alchemist? Why? Why not?