Everyday, millions of books are sold and given as a present for a birthday or
Christmas. Reading is a big passion for some people – we call them bookworms.
WE READ BOOKS:
Popular fairytales: Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel
READING FICTION VERSUS NON-FICTION
There are two types of fiction books:
Boys usually read adventure stories or science fiction. Girls prefer romantic
stories or novels. Adults like reading detective stories, historical novels or travel
books, or biographies.
BENEFITS OF READING
CRISIS OF READING
PROS about e-books
CONS about e-books
AmE – hardcover /BrE – hardback
AmE –softcover /BrE – paperback
WHERE TO GET A BOOK?
THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE
Every year, the Swedish Academy announces the Nobel Prize winners in literature.
Winning the Nobel Prize in literature is one of the highest honours for a writer.
Some of the Nobel Prize winners are: Ernest Hemingway for his book: The Old Man and
the Sea, John Steinbeck, Samuel Becket, Pablo Neruda.
MY FAVOURITE STORY – FABLE
Fable is a short story that teaches a lesson/ a moral.
AESOP Fable: ‘The Bear and Two Travellers’
Two travellers were strolling along a country road. They were going to the city because
they were looking for work. They were tired, and they were hungry. Suddenly, in the woods
in front of them, they saw a giant bear. The men were terrified. One of them ran away,
climbed a tree, and hid. The other man fell to the ground and pretended to be dead. The
bear came towards him. It bent down, sniffed him, and whispered something in his ear.
Then it wandered away. The other man came down from his tree and went to see how his
friend was. “The bear gave me some advice” said his friend. “He said, ‘Next time, go on a
journey with someone who won’t leave you at the first sign of danger.”
THE MORAL OF THIS STORY:
‘Choose your friend carefully.’ & ‘A friend in need is a friend indeed.’