Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant

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This week’s Thinking in English book of the week is Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant. The book is also available as a graded reader (a book designed to help English learners practice and develop reading skills.

In this book, the author looks at how being ‘original’ can change the world. It is a guide on how to be successful by being original. Instead of following the mainstream, he looks at how we can go against the grain, battle against conformity, and stop outdated traditions.

Using a number of studies and stories, the author looks at how to recognize a good idea, speak up without getting silenced, find allies, and choose the right time to act! If you want to learn how to champion new ideas and avoid groupthink, this is the book for you.

The Graded Reader version of Originals is a level 7, so ranked as B2 on the CEFR framework. I guess this will be considered a good book for upper intermediate English learners. The book’s sentences have up to four clauses, with difficult grammar including future perfect simple, mixed conditionals, more complex passive forms and modals for dedication in the past.

If this is too easy for you, why not try the original native English version? While the original native English version is more difficult, it is great to challenge yourself!


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