The Big Book Show

Deeper meaningHow do you read a book critically? Where do you start when you have to write about what you have read?

At school students often have to read and write about texts. This thoroughly entertaining workshop provides students with loads of ideas to help get them into thinking critically.

We look at:Animal Farm

  • First impressions and how these can affect your reading experience
  • The world of the book (where and when it is set)
  • Characters and their motivations
  • Story and deeper meanings
  • Comparing books
  • Comparing books with other media like film.

The books that we currently use to illustrate the workshop are:

  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
  • To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee

The details:

  • Versions suitable for intermediate and advanced language learners
  • Audience Maximum: 100 students
  • Duration: 90 minute


  • Holland and Belgium: 1st show €695, any other shows €595 (other Eurozone countries please enquire about prices in your country)
  • Sweden: 1st show SEK 6500, any other shows SEK 5500
  • Switzerland: 1st show CHF 875, any other shows CHF 750

NB: Holland: you can pay using the ‘Cultuurkaart’


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