1 Most countries produce a few famous writers.
2 Which writers can you think of from your country?
3 How many writers do you know from other countries?
4 How many are 20th century writers?
5 Perhaps we know the old writers best.
6 In China, everyone has heard of Shakespeare.
7 He was an Englishman, but he died in 1616.
8 So for 400 years, people have remembered Shakespeare.
9 What about American writers?
10 Do you know which are American and which are British?
11 Sometimes it is difficult to know.
12 But most of the famous writers before the 20th century were British.
13 Russia has produced some very famous writers too.
14 Most of the Russian writers are famed for their passion and romance in their books.
15 France also has produced some great writers.
16 And China?