Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a book written by the English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. He used the pseudonym Lewis Carroll.
Dodgson made up the story when he lived in Oxford. He first told it to the daughters of his friend. One of the girls asked him to write the story down. It was later published as a book in 1865.
The story is about a girl called Alice. Alice is feeling bored while she is sitting on the bank of a river. She sees a white rabbit run past. The rabbit is talking. Alice follows the rabbit and goes down a hole into Wonderland.
Lots of strange things happen to Alice in Wonderland. She has conversations with the Caterpillar and the Cheshire Cat, goes to the Mad Hatter’s tea party and plays croquet with the King and Queen of Hearts.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a very popular children’s book. There have been many film and television adaptations of the story.
BUY THIS BOOK
You can buy this story as a graded reader book (with an audio CD). It is suitable for A2 (Pre-Intermediate) level students of English. Get the book here.
WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS
author, noun [C], someone who has written a book
pseudonym, noun [C], an invented name that a writer uses instead of their real name
make up, phrasal verb, inseparable, to invent a story
publish, verb, to arrange for a book, magazine etc to be written, printed, and sold
bank, noun [C], the land along the side of a river or lake
follow, verb, to go after someone else
croquet, noun [U], a game played on grass in which players hit balls with wooden hammers so that they go under curved metal wires
adaptation, noun [C], a film or television programme that is based on a book or play
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