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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."
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Girl: Dad, will you read to me? Dad: Uh, let me finish the newspaper first?
Girl: That's boring. Let's read this book. It's about a bear and cat that becomes friends. [Okay] And these books too.
Girl: My teacher, Mrs. Green, says you have to read to me every night, and the newspaper doesn't count.
Girl: And let's eat some popcorn and cookies while we're reading.
Dad: Well, it's bedtime right now. So, okay, here we go. Once upon a time in a deep, dark forest, lived a brown bear . .
Do the vocabulary quizzes with the words from the conversation for more practice:
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?
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.