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Why I Love Reading (audio)

Picking up a new book is always interesting. The title may have caught your attention as an enigmatic invitation; you may have read the review in some newspaper supplement on books; or it was recommended by a friend.

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Then you sit back and dive into a universe where you gradually get to know the characters and their relations to each other, and follow the plot as it develops. And when you for some reason have to put the book down and then pick it up again, the plot and the characters will be there waiting for you like true and devoted friends. Reading may give you an opportunity to get away from your everyday stress, or it may appeal to your intellect when you work out the complexity of the plot, in fact – reading a good book can broaden your horizon as it may teach you something about other people and life in general.

Listen to what Emily Barker (18) says about reading, and answer the questions below.

Why I Love Reading (audio)

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Why I Love Reading (audio)

1 List the three or four reasons she gives at the beginning of why she enjoys reading.
2 What does she say about the book not being just an object?
3 Why does she consider herself an unusual reader?
4 What are her reasons for re-reading books?
5 According to Emily a book “can suspend your disbelief” – what does she mean by that?

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Literary analysis

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    Literary Terms

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    Poetry Vocabulary List

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    How to Analyze Poetry

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    Literary Genres

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    Historical Fiction

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    Light reading or Trivial Literature

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    Biographies

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    Children's Literature

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    The Gothic Novel

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    Science Fiction

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    Crime

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    Humour - a Serious Matter

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    Female Literature

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    Satire - Definition and Approach

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    The Language of Poetry

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    Rhythm (advanced)

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    Sound

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    Themes

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    Write Your Own Short-Story

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    How to Write a Gothic Short-Story

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    Writing a Literary Essay

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    Suggested Topics for Essay Writing

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    The Rough Guide to Literary Style

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    "Whodunit" - The Classic Crime Plot

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    Style and Angle

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    Literature in Theory

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    Literature in the Classroom

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    Text Appeal

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    More than Entertainment

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    Old Ideas Still Rule

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    Three Biblical Texts

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    Planning the Year

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    One to Read

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    Check Your Literary Vocabulary

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    Task: Short Story Analysis

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    The Rough Guide to Literary Style - Tasks and Activities

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    Literary Style - A Comparative Study

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    How to Make an Oral Presentation

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