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IDIOMS!
"bookworm" = someone who loves to read

"My daughter is a bookworm, and she reads at least two hours a day."


"turn out" = result or end

"I read book, but the ending didn't turn out as I expected."

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[ Quiz Script | Text Completion Quiz ]

Children's Books: Reading Time
1. Pre-Listening Exercises
2. Listening Exercises
3. Vocabulary
4. Post-Listening Exercises
5. Online Investigations

Level:Topic:Type:Speakers:Length:
easyreadingconversation man - young girl00:43

1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

What kinds of books do children like to read? Where can you find cheap or discount books? Do you buy books at a bookstore or at an online bookstore?

HELPFUL TIP: Reading with your kids 20 minutes a day is a great way to help them get excited about books. Also, taking kids to a local library will expose them to great literature and will give them have a great start on their reading skills.

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2. Listening Exercises [Top]
Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play" button and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.

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1. What is the father reading at the beginning of the conversation?
A. a novel
B. a magazine
C. a newspaper

2. What kind of book does the girl want to read?
A. a book about animals
B. a book on dolls
C. a book about candy and cookies

3. What does the girl's teacher say about reading?
A. The girl can check out books from the library.
B. The girl should read books everyday.
C. The girl ought to read at least ten books a night.

4. What is one thing the girl wants to eat while they are reading?
A. cookies
B. ice cream
C. bananas

5. About what time of day is it in the conversation?
A. the late morning
B. the early afternoon
C. in the evening


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3. Vocabulary Activities [Top]
Review the key vocabulary from the conversation: [ Why do these? ]

4. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]

What are the benefits of reading to children, either in their native or second language? What types of material are best for learners of different ages to understand the content they are reading? How can students learn to read without the help of a dictionary?

5. Online Investigations - [ What's This? ] [Top]
Reading is a popular activity. Now, many devices such as Amazon Kindle and the iPad make reading even easier. Compare these two electronic readers. How much do they cost? What are the advantages of these readers over a paperback book? Share your ideas.

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