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.

Animal Farm

We look at:

  • First impressions and how these can affect your reading experience
  • Genre
  • 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.

These are the books we use as examples, but we can also refer to other books as well – just ask!

  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

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 7950, any other shows SEK 6950
  • Switzerland: 1st show CHF 895, any other shows CHF 795

Schools in the Netherlands: you can pay using the ‘Cultuurkaart’ – please contact us for details.

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