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1946-1999 CEFR B1 Drama English Extracts - Well Suited for Teaching With Extracts Medium Length (up to 8 hrs)

The Giver

Set in a dystopian society where citizens are subdued, a teenage boy named Jonas is chosen to be trained by The Giver, who is the only one who remembers. Secrets keep getting unearthed during Jonas’ awakening in a rebellious and spiritual journey.

Year of Release: 1993

Author(s): Lois Lowry

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2000-2009 CEFR B2 Drama English Medium Length (up to 8 hrs) Novel

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)

A dystopian tale following two contestants in a battle for survival overshadowed by their corrupted societal system.

Year of Release: 2008

Author(s): Suzanne Collins

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2010-2019 Audiobook CEFR B1 CEFR B2 eBook English Extensive Length (more than 8 hrs) Novel Print

We Set the Dark on Fire

As a young adult version of Atwood’s A Handmaid’s Tale, We Set the Dark on Fire mirrors real world issues of immigration and equality by describing the Medio School of Girls, an institute that trains distinguished young women for the roles in their dystopian society. Depending on the girl’s quality, she will either ran a husband’s household or take care of his children. The book traces Daniela’s story at the school and brings pressing questions of gender equality, diversity, sexuality, and immigration to the forefront.

Year of Release: 2019

Author(s): Tehlor Kay Meija

Preview: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37868569-we-set-the-dark-on-fire

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ISBN: 0062691325

ebook URL: https://www.amazon.de/We-Set-Dark-Fire-English-ebook/dp/B078R3DFK3

Audiobook URL: https://www.amazon.com/-/de/dp/B07N7M3RY4/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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As part of a series, they could be used as a sole set of texts for teaching throughout a semester. Level of English is B1-B2+.