The Last Question, by Isaac Asimov, is, he says himself, one of his very own favourites. Now it’s up to you, discerning reader, to concur or to differ with our prolific genius.
The Nobel Prize for Literature this year was awarded to British author Kazuo Ishiguro (well deserved!). Here’s a short story by him which originally appeared in The New Yorker.
The following list is somewhat biased, as it reflects your teacher’s tastes in no small degree. Still, there’s some variety, and one or two may even appeal enough to be given a try.
Looking for a site to help you hone those listening skills? The good old British Council can help you there with these exercises.
Check out these links for useful language and quick online practice. Writing a report: common words and phrases A report on a staff survey: choose the best word