Bill McCann

Bill McCann


Li Zi Chuang

Lǐ Zì Chuǎng



























When history is forgotten, the future is lost.

Nutshell Guide to Fluent English

Volume 1 Poetry Readings


Unit One: Requiem by Robert Louis Stevenson

Unit Two: Chaucer by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Listen to recording

Unit Three: Solitude by Alexander Pope

Unit Four: The Splendour Falls by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Unit Five: The Donkey by G. K. Chesterton

Unit Six: An Irish Airman Foresees His Death by W. B. Yeats

Unit Seven: Tintern Abbey by William Wordsworth

Unit Eight: The Rider at the Gate by John Masefield Listen to recording

Unit Nine: The Lost Chord by Adelaide Anne Proctor Listen to recording

Here is the recording of Arthur Sullivan's music for the song, which was made in London on April 14 1888 on Thomas Edison's Perfected Phonograph Listen to recording . This was the first piece of music every to be recorded.

You can also hear a 1939 recording by the English tenor Webster Booth here or hereListen to recording if you cannlt access youtube from your country

Unit Ten: The Daffodils by William Wordsworth

Unit Eleven: The Brook by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Unit Twelve: The Solitary Reaper by William Wordsworth

Unit Thirteen: To the Night by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Unit Fourteen: The Stolen Child by W. B. Yeats Listen to recording


If you cannot open some of these links in your country, you can listen to the audio files here.