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General Listening Quiz

“Reading Books”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
easy reading books man – young girl 00:43

Pre-Listening Exercise

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?


bookworm” = someone who loves to read
My daughter is a bookworm, and she reads at least two hours a day.”

be an open book” = be a person who hides nothing about your life
Please ask me anything. I’m an open book.”

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

Vocabulary Practice

Do the vocabulary quizzes with the words from the conversation for more practice:

Post-Listening Exercise

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?

Online Investigation

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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