|I. 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.
|II. 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.
Girl: Dad, will you read to me?
Dad: Uh, let me finish the newspaper first?
Girl: You’ve been saying that forever!
Dad: Well, how about reading the business section of the newspaper together?
Girl: That’s boring. Let’s read this book. It’s about a bear and cat that becomes friends. [Okay] And these books too.
Dad: Whoa. I thought you said one book. There must be ten here.
Girl: My teacher, Mrs. Green, says you have to read to me every night, and the newspaper doesn’t count. 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 . . .
|Key Vocabulary [Top]|
- section (noun): a separate part of a book or newspaper
– Be sure to read this section of the book carefully. It will help you understand the story better.
- boring (adjective): not interesting
– Many advertisers use almost any means to persuade customers to buy their products.
- whoa: used to show surprise
– Whoa! You can read really well. That’s great!
- count (verb): be included, allowed, or accepted
– You are supposed to read 300 pages before the end of the school year, but remember that comic books don’t count. You have to read story books.
- bedtime (noun): the time when you normally go to bed
– I often read a book or watch TV before bedtime.