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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: 8, 9 & 10

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

Chapter Eight

1. How does the family’s life change when Mrs. Weera moves in?

2. Nooria says that she had forgotten how good the sun feels on her face. Maryam has to be helped to walk down the stairs. If you were forced to stay indoors, what would you miss most about being outside? Why is it unhealthy to be indoors for so long?

3. Why do you think the woman in the window is throwing small items down to Parvana?

4. What do you predict will happen when the “tea boy” recognizes Parvana?

Chapter Nine

1. How are Parvana’s and Shauzia’s lives similar? How are they different?

2. What two plans do Mrs. Weera and the mother have? Why are the plans dangerous?

Chapter Ten

1. What is the job the girls do? Do you think you would be able to do it? What do you think makes them able to do it?

2. “Kabul has more land mines than flowers,” the father used to say (page 109). Share what you know about land mines.

3. The girls say that they must remember the experience of bone-digging when they are rich old ladies drinking tea together. Do you think that vision of their future will come true? Why do you think that?


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