Lesson 2: How to choose a book (pre-class)

Language: English
Subject: English language > Vocabulary
School grade: Spain Spain

Task 1. How do you normally choose a book to read?
Read the comments below and try to fill in the gaps with suitable words to check how many words on the topic you already know. Use the initial letters to help you.

Whether you’re an avid reader or just hopping onto the reading train, choosing a good book to read can seem like an overwhelming task, especially with so many books to choose from. Here is what our readers say about the way they choose books:

1. I spend hours 1) p... the libraries, both virtual and physical to choose the perfect book.

2. I tend to look for books with detailed artwork. I love 2) p... over them to spot everything.

3. When I go to my favorite bookstore, I usually go there, 3) b... the shelves, pull out some books and read

their blurbs. When my eye lands on something neat, I give it a read.

4. As a rule, I 4) s... titles, 5) f... through the pages, read the back covers of the books and then opt for those

that appeal to me.

5. For me, reviews and ratings are a must before buying a book, so I usually 6) w... through reviews to find

some books everyone else is reading and raving about.

6. I will always 7) s... through reading lists to find a title that interests me.