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We invite you to join us our ESL Book Club!

We practise reading, learn new vocabulary, and talk about the book!

Meet new friends and enjoy time with us!

Great for CLB 3 - 6!

Book Name: The Breadwinner, Chapters: 12 and 13

Questions: Prepare your answer and be ready to speak English!!

Chapter Twelve

1. What is Shauzia’s dream? What is your opinion of her wanting to leave?

2. Why did Parvana’s parents disagree about leaving Afghanistan?

3. What does Parvana want her life to be like? Are you surprised by what she wants?

4. Pages 131–32 describe areas in Afghanistan outside of Kabul. Locate the areas on the map. How do the descriptions differ from those of Kabul? Why is it valuable for Parvana to talk to the people from these outside areas?

5. What do we learn about the reasons for the Window Woman’s little gifts to Parvana?

Chapter Thirteen

1. How is Nooria’s life going to change? How does she feel about it?

2. Parvana feels both relieved and sulky about not going to Mazar-e-Sharif. Describe a time you have felt that kind of mixed emotion.


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