1.When did you learn to read? Does your family read a lot of books?
2. What are the books everybody should read as a child?
3. Can you name a few books that left a lasting impression on you? Be specific.
4. Do you enjoy reading books that require an effort to understand their meaning or do you think that it's possible to express with lucidity the most subtle reflection?
Ex. 2. Use the thematic vocabulary in answering the following questions:
1. Which books are you reading now?
2. Where is your favorite place to read?
3. Who is your favorite novelist?
4. What is your favorite poem?
5. Who is your favorite character?
6. Which character do you hate most?
7. Which contemporary author do you most admire?
8. Which is the first book you can remember reading?
9. Which school text did you most enjoy?
10. With which character would you most like to have an affair?
11. With which character do you most identify?
12. Who would be your ideal literary dining companion?
13. What is your favorite children's book?
14. Do you have a comfort book that you reread?
15. Which book would you like to see filmed?
16. What is the worst screen adaptation?
17. Which book changed your life?
18. Which book would you make compulsory reading?
19. What is the most difficult book you have ever read?
20. How do you select books to read? Do you listen to advice?
21. Do such characteristics as bulky size, dense print, being dog-eared and tatty matter?
22. Can you remember at all the first books you had?
23. Did anyone read bedtime stories to you?
24. You formed the reading habit early in life, didn't you? What sorts of books did you prefer?
25. What English and American children's books can you name? Have you got any favourites?
26. Is it good for children to read fanciful stories which are an escape from the harsh realities of life? Should they be encouraged to read more serious stuffs as "sound preparation for life"?
27. How do you select books to read for pleasure? Do you listen to advice? Do the physical characteristics matter? Such as bulky size, dense print, loose pages, notations on the margins, beautiful/gaudy illustrations etc.?
28. Do you agree with the view that television is gradually replacing reading?
29. Is it possible for television watching not only to discourage but actually to inspire reading?
30. Some teachers say it is possible to discern among the young an in-sensitivity to nuances of language and an inability to perceive more than just a story? Do you think it's a great loss?
31. What do you think of the educational benefits of "scratch and sniff” books that make it possible for young readers to experience the fragrance of the garden and the atmosphere of a zoo?
32. What kind of literacy will be required of the global village citizens of the 21st century?
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