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Test on Reading form 9/10
Some people think that as more and more people have televisions in their homes; fewer and fewer people will buy books and newspapers. Why read an article in the newspaper, when the TV news can bring you the information in a few minutes and with pictures? Why read a novel, when a play on television can tell you same story with colour, picture and action?
Why read the biographies of famous men and women, when an hour-long television programs can tell you all that you want to know?
Television has not killed reading, however. Today, newspapers and magazines sell in very large numbers. And books of every kind are sold more than ever before. Books are still a cheap way to get information and entertainment. Although some books with hard covers are expensive, many books are published today as paperback books, which are reasonably cheap. A paperback novel, for example, is almost always cheaper than an evening at the cinema or theatre, and you can keep a book forever and read it many times.
Books in the home are a wonderful source of knowledge and pleasure and some types of books should be in every home. Every home should have a good dictionary. Every home should have an atlas of the world, with large clear maps. It might be expensive, but a good encyclopedia is useful, too, because you can find information on any subject. In addition, it is useful to have on your bookshelves other non-fiction books such as history books, science textbooks, cookery books, books about medicine and health, etc. It is equally important to have some fiction on your shelves, too. Then you can relax with a good story, or from time to time you can take a book of poems off your shelves and read the thoughts and feelings of your favourite poets.
Match the words with their definitions:
an article a) a book that is used to study a school subject
an atlas b) a publication that comes out weekly or monthly
a biography c) a book with maps of the world
a novel d) usually a cheap book with a soft cover
a textbook e) a story about a real person
a dictionary f) a piece of writing in a newspaper
a poem g) a book of word definitions
a paperback h) usually a short piece of writing expressing a deep
feeling or thought
a magazine j) a story about people who are not real
Which of the following are non-fiction and which are fiction?
atlas novel short story textbook play dictionary
Choose the best answer according to the information in the passage.
Which is easier to get the news from?
Which is usually quicker?
to read a biography of a famous person
to watch a television programme about a famous person
Which is usually cheaper?
an evening at the cinema
Which is usually cheaper?
a hardcover book
Which is it most important to have in your home?
non-fiction books, such as a dictionary and an encyclopedia
fiction, such as novels, short stories and books of poems
a mixture of both good non –fiction and your favourite fiction.
Write a short review of the book you’ve read (or favourite TV programme) you like very much. Be sure to mention the title of the book, say a few words about the author, and describe the scene of the action, main characters and ideas.
Imagine that you are interviewing one of your favourite English or American writers. What would you like to ask her/him about? What interests you most in her/his literary work?
Зверніть увагу, свідоцтва знаходяться в Вашому особистому кабінеті в розділі «Досягнення»
Всеосвіта є суб’єктом підвищення кваліфікації.
Співпраця із закладами освіти.
Дізнатись більше про сертифікати.