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Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, a collection of narratives a frame story, written between 1387 and 1400, tells of a group of thirty people from all layers of society who pass the time along their pilgrimage to Canterbury by telling stories to one another, their interaction mediated (at times) by the affable Host Chaucer himself. Naxos AudioBooks' third volume presents the ...more
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Published March 1st 2004 by Naxos Audiobooks
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Atsushi Yamamoto
May 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graded-readers
1. Geoffrey Chaucer, Penguin Readers, Level 3

2. 5/13=60min
5/14=40min
5/15=60min
Total=160min

3. pilgrim-travel-London-Canterbury-tale-amuse-learn

4. Do you like to amuse with a story? Why?
-Yes, I do. The reason is that I like to tell a story, and I feel good when my friends are smiling by my story.

5. This book is one of the famous English literatures written in Middle English. I learned about it in English Studies class, so I wanted to read it. Actually, this book is a short version of The Cante
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Aki Tanaka
*book: Penguin, level 3
*time: 01/14, 90 minutes
*summary:pilgrims, travelling, stories, queen, jealousy, marry, lord
*questions:
1. have you ever travelled abroad like pilgrims?
No. I have travelled to Singapore and Boston, and both of them were as a part of training of WE. So, I want to travel around the world by myself someday!
2. Have you ever talked about your old experiences or memories in front of many people?
Yes. Since I became sophomore, in presentation class, I talked about my sad, funny, an
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Shiho Kawai
-Penguin Readers, level 3
-Time: 80 minutes
-7 Words: pilgrim, tales, travelling, queen, marry, lord, poor
-Discussion Questions:
1. Have you ever told some nice stories for friends to make them laugh?
No, I haven't. I want to tell these stories, but I'm not good at tell them and in fact I have no them...
2. Have you ever made friends sad because of jealousy?
Yes, I have. When I was an elementary school student, I experienced like that. But now, I don't get in touch with her.
Abrahamus
Sep 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Magnificently rich! Just about every spring I read the prologue and at least skim one or two of the tales. This audio edition was still abridged, but contained all of the most highly esteemed tales, including some I wasn't yet familiar with.
Cory Talbot
Dec 17, 2010 rated it liked it
The stories really varied from 1 to 4 stars. Fascinating structure.
Lector Inspector
Jun 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Modern English translation, rhyming and free of hokey Middle EARTH (not Middle AGES) Hobbitisations. The 3 CD audiobook duration, however, means this is only a small sample of the full story set.
Jeff Yoak
I think I might enjoy reading this at some point, but it doesn't work well in audio. The language is archaic enough that, to really grasp it, I'd need a slower reading speed than speech.
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Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 – October 25, 1400?) was an English author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat. Although he wrote many works, he is best remembered for his unfinished frame narrative The Canterbury Tales. Sometimes called the father of English literature, Chaucer is credited by some scholars as being the first author to demonstrate the artistic legitimacy of the vernacu ...more
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