- For Teachers
Could you give me some advice? I am now highly motivated to augment my vocabulary though broad reading. I am trying Poe's short stories as part of my reading materials. (I also read newspaper, magazine, and history book) His works are generally praised, and a Chinese movie star once said when she went to the US to take an English training course, the tutor used Poe's texts. But his works were wriiten more than 150 years ago, and some of vocabulary are said to be out-of-date. So are they worth intense study? Would reading works composed in the last few decades be a better choice for my purpose? Thank you.