3.3 IT'S A GREAT READ

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genre
a fashionable literary genre
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a type of art, music, literature etc that has a particular style or feature

novel
A long, fictional narration in prose. Great Expectations and Huckleberry Finn are novels, as are War and Peace and Lord of the Flies.
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a fictitious prose narrative of considerable length and complexity, portraying characters and usually presenting a sequential organization of action and scenes.
romance, vd. conto, novela, romance. tale, novella, novel.

plot
I didn’t really understand the plot.
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the events that form the main story of a book, film, or play
enredo (de peça, de filme) plot

thread
There’s a common thread linking the different chapters of the book. Halfway through the film I started to lose the thread (= not understand the story)
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an idea, feeling, or feature that forms the connection between the different parts of an explanation, story etc
(de uma história, conversa, etc.) fio

Look at the words in the box
novel, blog, lyrics, tweet, gossip magazine, biography, social media update, manga
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and answer the questions. Use a dictionary if necessary.
autobiography, poetry, manual. Wikipedia, website forum, online article, blockbuster

Witch things can only be read on a screen?
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blog, social media update, website forum, online article.

often include rhymes?
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lyrics, poetry.

are about real people's lives?
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biography, social media update, autobiography,

aim to give factual information
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manual, Wikipedia.

usually have pictures, photos or diagrams?
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gossip magazine,

are fictional stories?
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novel, manga, blockbuster.

Student A: tell Student B the kinds of things you read the most, and which you like reading, and give examples.
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Student B: ask questions.

I enjoy gossip magazines. My favourite is Hola!
It's a really easy read after a long day...
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Why do you like it?

What type of book would you take on a long flight?
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Puzzles and quizzes, 3D optical and illusions, crosswords, Sudoku and number puzzles, Trivia and quiz books.

Which book might you say you have read in order to impress someone?
The Change Book: How Things Happen Mikael Krogerus Roman Tschäppeler 5 W. W. Norton & Company
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Herman Northrop Frye's Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays (Princeton University Press, 1957) attempts to formulate an overall view of the scope, theory, principles, and techniques of literary criticism derived exclusively from literature.

What books should you recommend for someone who enjoys biographies or other factual books?
The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
John Keegan, History of Warfare

Do you know a film that is better than the book it is based on?
The Unbearable Lightness of Being is a 1988 American film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Milan Kundera
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https://www.buzzfeed.com/louispeitzman/movies-that-are-better-than-the-book? utm_term=. yvWrprxO8#. cv2eLerpA

Read the summary of Gone Girl. Would you like to read the book?
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I think I don't.

On the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne 1 home
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On the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne returns home

and 2 that his wife Amy 3.
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and finds that his wife Amy has disappeared.

During the next few days the police and media 4 Nick's life.
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During the next few days, the police and media invade Nick’s life.

Unfortunately for him, they 5 that Nick is the number one suspect for Amy's murder.
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Unfortunately for him, they decide that Nick is the number one suspect for Amy’s murder.

Through her diary entries we find out that Amy 6 happy in her marriage.
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Through her diary entries we find out that Amy isn’t happy in the marriage.

However, as the story 7 ,
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However, as the story progresses

we 8 to change our opinions of Nick and Amy
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we are forced to change our opinions of Nick and Amy

as more information 9 about the true state of their relationship.
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as more information emerges about the true state of their relationship.

Which verb forms are used in the summary?
The PRESENT TENSE uses the verb's base form (write, work), or, for third-person singular subjects, the base form plus an -s ending (he writes, she works).
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Present tense

Why do you think these verb forms are used?
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Presentification.

Do you use the same verb forms when you summarise the plot of a book or film in your language?
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In my language the use of the present is usual in the summaries.


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