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Learning Vocabulary: The Library

Learning Vocabulary: The Library

In this week's Premier Skills English Podcast, Rich and Jack go to the library because Jack needs to return some books. The language focus is on words and phrases we use in libraries and to talk about books. In this week's task, we want you to tell us about the last book you read. Don't forget to listen to the end of the podcast because we have a new football phrase for you to guess.

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Learning Vocabulary: The Library
Introduction

Jack: Hello my name’s Jack

Rich: And my name’s Rich and welcome to this week’s Premier Skills English podcast ...

Jack: where, we talk about football and help you with your English. 

Rich: In this week’s roleplay, Jack and I are on our way to a cafe but Jack needs to stop at the library to return some books.

Jack:  We also discuss the pros and cons of reading a physical book versus reading e-books on something like a Kindle.

Rich: After the roleplay, we focus on vocabulary connected to reading books and libraries and some of the language we discussed when talking about the pros and cons of physical books and Kindles.

Jack: After the language focus, we have a task for you to do. This week we want you to tell us about the last book you read.

Rich: If you are listening to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or any other podcast platform, you should also check out our website.

Jack: On the Premier Skills English website you’ll find the transcript, examples and activities to help you understand the language, and a task for you to complete.

Rich: Before we start this week’s roleplay we need to look back at last week’s football phrase.

Last week’s Football Phrase 

Jack: OK, our football phrase. If you’ve not listened to the podcast before, every week we set our listeners a challenge. We explain a football phrase or word and you have to guess what it is.

Rich: When you know the answer, go to the Premier Skills English website and write the word or phrase in the comments section for this podcast. If you’re correct we’ll announce your name on next week’s podcast.

Jack: Thanks for all your answers last week. The first listener with the correct answer was Daniel Baron from Colombia. Well done Daniel and welcome back - we haven’t seen you for a while!

Rich: And congratulations to these other listeners who also got the correct answer to our football phrase: MoBeckham and HSN from Turkey, Hayato, Keitaro and Yoshichika from Japan, WSanta from Argentina, Alex from Ukraine, Marco Zapien and Vic from Mexico Bertoldt from Indonesia, Jacek from Poland and Mohamed Kuna from Sudan and Emmanuel from France.  

Jack: If you didn’t hear last week’s football phrase, we’re going to give you one more chance to guess now. And later on, at the end of the podcast, we’ll tell you the answer. Are you ready?

Rich: Last week’s football phrase was to ***** ***. To ***** a team *** of a competition means to eliminate them from the competition. Liverpool were ******* *** of the Champions League this week by Real Madrid but Chelsea and Manchester City ******* *** Porto and Borussia Dortmund

Jack: In last week’s podcast we did a quiz about UK cities and your task was to write two questions in the comments section on the website: one about a city in the UK and one about a city in your country.

Jack: Thank you for all your questions and all your answers.

Rich: Vic from Mexico asked in which UK city was the TV series Peaky Blinders filmed?

Jack: Wsanta from Argentina answered this one and the answer might surprise you.

Rich: The cleverest or should I say trickiest question came from Alex from Ukraine who asked which seven-letter UK city is often mispronounced by foreigners when reading it? 

Jack: If you want to answer the question take a look at the comments section for last week’s podcast where you will find questions from other listeners that still need answers.

Rich: If you haven’t heard this podcast it’s called Understanding Grammar: A UK Quiz and you can find it on the Premier Skills English website or on Apple Podcasts.

Introduction to roleplay 1

Rich: As we said earlier, in this week’s roleplay Jack needs to go to the library.

Jack: You’ll hear the roleplay in three parts.

Rich: While you listen to each part we want you to try to answer a question.

Jack: This is part one and your question is:

Rich: Why don’t I use libraries?

Roleplay 1 

Jack: Do you mind if we pop into the library on the way to the cafe. I need to drop these books off.

Rich: Sure. I wondered what you had in that bag.

Jack: Yeah, we borrowed them a few weeks ago and I think they might be overdue. 

Rich: Haha! You’ll probably have to pay a fine. Do you want me to lend you some money? That’s why I don’t use libraries anymore - I always forgot to bring the books back.

Jack: What do you mean? You don’t use libraries any more? I bet you don’t use bookshops either! I’ve never seen you with a book in my life!

Rich: I use my Kindle, don’t I? I can get any book whenever I want. Here’s the library - I’ll wait outside and read a little on my Kindle. You know I can get over a thousand books on this and it’s much lighter than that bag.

Jack: Well, I like the library. I’d usually have a browse but I’ll drop these off and I’ll be back out in a couple of minutes.

Language Focus 1

Rich: Before the roleplay, we asked you a question. The question was: Why don’t I use libraries?

Jack: Well, I think there were two reasons that you may have heard. The first was that Rich never remembered to return the books and the second was that he uses a Kindle and buys e-books for that so doesn’t need to go to a library.

Rich: OK, let’s get straight into some language and some important words and phrases. I want to start with two pairs of words that are sometimes confused by learners. 

Jack: I think I know what these are. They are library and book shop and borrow and lend.

Rich: Yes, they are. I know that the word library is a false friend in some languages - a false friend is a word that looks the same in two languages but has a different meaning.

Jack: A library is a place where you borrow books for a short period of time like a week or a month. You don’t buy books at a library - you buy books at a bookshop. 

Rich: In the roleplay, we are at a library, not a bookshop. So, at a library you borrow books. Jack likes borrowing books from the library.

Jack: I borrow a book or I borrow a book from the library. 

Rich: Then there is the word lend. We don’t lend books from a library - we borrow them. The library lends books to us. 

Jack: We borrow books from a library and the library lends them to us. In the roleplay, Rich offered to lend me some money. The prepositions are also important here: we borrow something from someone and we lend something to someone.

Rich: OK, let’s look at some more words connected to books and libraries. Jack said he thought his library books might be overdue.

Jack: When there is a time for something to happen, we can say that it is due at that time. For example, the bus is due at ten past three. When a woman is pregnant, the doctor or midwife will tell her when the baby is due. 

Rich: If something is overdue, it’s not been done by the required time. For example, Jack’s library books were due back on the first of April but today is the 22nd - they are three weeks overdue.

Jack: Other payments can be overdue such as your rent or electricity bill. It means they are late. Or a pregnant woman can be overdue. Maybe she’s due to give birth on the 10th and it’s the 17th - she’s one week overdue.

Rich: In the UK, when your library books are overdue you have to pay a fine. A fine is an amount of money that you have to pay when you break a rule or maybe even a law.

Jack: Football players may have to pay fines if they break the rules or you might have to pay a fine if you drive too fast in your car - a speeding fine.

Rich: Jack said he usually likes to browse in the library. There are two meanings to browse that we can use here. The first is very general and it means to look around a place - often a shop. People like to browse in shops - they like to look around without necessarily buying anything.

Jack: I used to like to browse in record shops when I was a kid - looking at all the CDs I’d like to buy.

Rich: We can also browse a book or a newspaper and it means to look through it quickly - just reading a few main points and not reading the detail on each page.

Jack: You have probably heard the word browser, meaning a program you use to open a website and browse around. You may have also heard a couple of useful phrasal verbs in the roleplay. Two of them were drop off and bring back.

Rich: Jack wanted to drop off the books at the library. To drop off means to leave something or someone somewhere. He wanted to drop off the books at the library.

Jack: It’s also very common to use this phrasal verb when we take someone somewhere in a car or we are in a taxi: Can you drop me off outside the sports centre, please?

Rich: The other phrasal verb you may have heard was to bring back. When we borrow a library book we have to return it - we have to bring it back. You can also use take back and it means the same thing here.

Jack: We also use take back when we return things to shops that we don’t want. We might take a shirt back to a shop because it doesn’t fit, or take back a computer or other electronic device because there is something wrong with it.

Rich: OK, so we’ve looked at quite a bit of language in the first part of our roleplay. Now, we’d like you to listen again and listen for the words and phrases that we’ve been talking about.

Jack: The words and phrases are: library, bookshop, borrow, lend, bring back, take back, drop off, overdue, fine and browse.

Roleplay 1 - Repeat

Roleplay 2 - Intro

Rich: You’re now going to hear the second part of our roleplay.

Jack: While you listen we want you to try to answer a question.

Rich: The question is: What’s the title of the book that Jack hasn’t brought back?

Roleplay 2 

Jack: Good morning. I’m returning a few books. I’ve got them here in my bag.

Librarian: Yes, you can just leave them on the counter there where it says returns and I’ll check them in in a minute.

Jack: OK, great. I’ll just have a look at the new arrivals over here.

Jack: Hi again. I was wondering ... Have you got The Ball is Round - A Global History of Football? 

Librarian: Do you know the author?

Jack: Yes, I do actually … it’s Goldblatt. David Goldblatt.

Librarian: Hold on a sec ... Yes, we do but I’m afraid it’s out at the moment. Would you like to reserve it?

Jack: Yes, that would be great.

Librarian: If I could have your library card, please … Great, thanks ... There you go - someone will give you a call when it’s been returned.  Would you like to take anything out today?

Jack: Actually, I just picked these up for the kids. 

Librarian: OK, we have Shiny Pippin and the Broken Forest by Harry Heape and Rashford: Ultimate football heroes by Matt Oldfield. I’m afraid you’ve got a fine to pay before you can check these out.

Jack: Oh really?

Librarian: It’s £7.50. The books that you just checked in were due back two weeks ago and you still have another book out that is overdue.

Jack: Oh no! Really? I thought I’d brought them all back. Which one is it?

Librarian: It’s Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby, but you could renew it now if you like.

Jack: That would be good. Yes, please.

Language Focus 2

Rich: Before the roleplay, we asked you a question. The question was: What’s the title of the book that Jack hasn’t brought back?

Jack: The answer was Fever Pitch and it’s a very good book if you haven’t read it. It’s all about Arsenal football club and it was made into a film, too.

Rich: Jack forgot to bring back this book but the librarian - the librarian is someone who works in a library said that he could renew this book.

Jack: To renew something means to increase the amount of time that you are allowed to have something. If you renew some library books you will get an extra week or extra month to keep them.

Rich: We renew things like passports or driving licenses; maybe we have to renew them every ten years or if you have a season ticket at a football club you have to renew it every season.

Jack: In the roleplay, I wanted a specific book but it wasn’t in the library. Listen to this part of the roleplay again:

Jack: Hi again. I was wondering ... Have you got The Ball is Round - A Global History of Football? 

Librarian: Do you know the author?

Jack: Yes, I do actually … it’s Goldblatt. David Goldblatt.

Librarian: Hold on a sec ... Yes, we do but I’m afraid it’s out at the moment. Would you like to reserve it?

Rich: When we want to know if a library has a specific book we will ask a question such as ‘Have you got ‘ or ‘Do you have ‘ we then give the title of the book and the author if we know it.

Jack: In this case, the title or name of the book was ‘The ball is Round’ and the author - the person who wrote the book was David Goldblatt.

Rich: The book wasn’t in the library - somebody else had borrowed it. The librarian said the book was out. 

Jack: When a book is out and we want it we can reserve it. This means that when the book is returned by another person the library will contact you to tell you that it is now available to borrow and you can come and pick it up.

Rich: That’s another interesting phrasal verb we used in the roleplay: to pick up. It means to collect. The book is available to borrow and you can come and pick it up - you can come and collect it.

Jack: Another few phrasal verbs that you might have noticed in the roleplay were check in, check out and take out.

Rich: Check in and check out is what the librarian does when you return a book and borrow a book. He will check that you have returned it on time - by the due date when he checks it in and will tell you when you need to return the book when you borrow or take a book out. He checks the book out for you.

Jack: In many libraries, this is all done automatically these days.

Rich: You can check your understanding of all these words and phrasal verbs on the website where we have a few more activities to check your understanding.

Roleplay 3 - Introduction

Jack: You’re now going to hear the third and final part of our roleplay.

Rich: While you listen we want you to try to answer two questions.

Jack: The first question is: What positive reasons do we give for borrowing books from a library and physical books?

Rich: And the second question is: What positive reasons do we give for reading e-books? 

Roleplay 3 - Pros and cons of libraries vs Kindle

Rich: I’ve read three chapters while you were in there. You were ages!

Jack: Yeah, sorry. It took a bit longer than I thought. What are you reading on your Kindle anyway?

Rich: Oh, it’s really good - I’d definitely recommend it. It’s called The Ball is Round - A Global History of Football by David Goldb …

Jack: David Goldblatt - I know. I’ve just reserved it in the library. I’ve been wanting to read it for ages but it’s always out.

Rich: This is why you need one of these then you can get the e-book - the Kindle edition - it’s cheaper than the paperback and the hardback versions too.

Jack: Yeah, but it’s not cheaper than the library but I suppose it is more convenient. I do like to go to the library sometimes and just browse and read the blurb on the backs of books before deciding whether to take them out or not.

Rich: I’m not stopping you - libraries are nice and they’re important for a community but Kindles are good too and I think they’re more environmentally friendly. You can get thousands of books onto this.

Jack: Yeah, you’re probably right, but real books don’t run out of batteries and there’s something just nice and familiar about holding a physical book.

Rich: That’s true but sometimes the text is tiny and on this, I can increase the text size.

Jack: That’s because you’re getting old!

Rich: If I’m feeling really lazy I can hit the audio and someone reads it to me.

Jack: Well, that’s because you’re a big kid! But I suppose they are convenient and there’s usually a wider variety of books to choose from.

Rich: Choice and convenience - yes but I suppose you do have to pay for them and the library is free.

Jack: Not today it wasn’t. I was fined £7.50! 

Rich: I’ll get the coffees then. Come on!

Language Focus 3

Jack: Before the roleplay, we asked you two questions. The first question was: What positive reasons do we give for borrowing books from a library and physical books?

Rich: Let’s answer this question and look at some language as we go along.

Jack: Well, the first positive thing that we said was that borrowing books is free - it doesn’t cost anything. 

Rich: Another thing we spoke about was the sense of community that there is when you go to a library. 

Jack: That’s a nice phrase - a sense of community. It’s a feeling that you belong to a certain group. Here I imagine it’s the people that live near you in your neighbourhood if we are talking about a local library and people who like to read.

Rich: We also spoke about books themselves. We spoke about familiarity. We said that physical books are familiar. If something is familiar we know it well. 

Jack: Physical books can be reassuring - they make us feel at home. We like holding them - they feel nice. If something is reassuring it makes us feel less worried about something.

Rich: Yes, and it’s nice to browse in a library and read the blurb on the back of the book. That’s what you said in the roleplay. What’s the blurb?

Jack: Haha! Yes, the blurb is the text that describes or summarises what’s in the book - it’s always on the back cover.

Rich: Let’s look at the second question we gave you, it was: What positive reasons do we give for reading e-books?

Jack: We said that you have lots more books to choose from and you can read them whenever you want and wherever you want.

Rich: Yes, I said two of the positive reasons were choice and convenience. 

Jack: Let’s look at these two words: choice and convenience. Choice refers to a range of things - the variety of things that you have to choose from. The more choice you have; the more options you have.

Rich: There are thousands of books you can choose from online so choice is definitely a positive thing here.

Jack: And we also spoke about convenience which describes how easy something is. We can choose a new book on our Kindle at home - we don’t need to go to a library. This is very convenient.

Rich: OK, so convenience and choice were the main positive reasons but technology was another good reason to read e-books.

Jack: Yes, we spoke about being able to increase the text size and being able to listen to the audio and we can also change the brightness of the screen and you can check what words mean much more easily too.

Rich: OK, we’ve looked at quite a lot of language while talking about the advantages of physical books and e-books. You can check your understanding of these words and phrases and more of the vocabulary we used in the roleplay on the website.

TASK

Jack: In this week’s task, we want you to tell us about the last book you read.

Rich: First we want you to tell us where you got the book. Did you borrow it from a library? Did you buy it in a bookshop or did you download it as an e-book?

Jack: Tell us whether you prefer physical books or e-books and why?

Rich: Then tell us about the book. What’s the title and who’s the author and what’s the book about? 

Jack: Would you recommend this book to other listeners?

Rich: Try to use some of the language we have introduced in this week’s podcast when you write your answers in the comments section on the Premier Skills English website.

Football Phrase

Rich: Have you got a football phrase for us, Jack?

Jack: Yes, I have. This week’s football phrase is just a word and it’s *********. This phrase is used when a team wins four trophies in a season but I don’t think it’s ever been done before in the Premier League. Teams have won the double, teams have won the treble but no team has ever won the *********.

Rich: Let’s see if anyone gets it right and who is first this week. If you are still wondering what the answer was to last week’s football phrase it was knock out.

Jack: If you have a question for us about football or English you can email us at premierskills@britishcouncil.org

Rich: or you can leave your questions and comments on the website in the comments section or on our Facebook page.

Jack: or you could give us a rating and a fantastic review on Apple Podcasts.

Rich: Bye for now and enjoy your football!

Vocabulary

How much did you understand?

Here is some of the vocabulary you might have heard in the roleplay. Do you know the words in bold?

Do you know the author?

The title is 'The Ball is Round - A Global History of Football'.

I’ve read three chapters while you were in there. You were ages!

This is why you need a Kindle so you can get the e-book.

It’s cheaper than the paperback and the hardback versions too.

You can increase the text size, too.

Activity 1

Activity 1: Look at the sentences and drag the words to the correct places.
Can you put the words in the right place?

Have you ever read a book about football?

Vocabulary

At the library

In the roleplay, you heard Jack and Rich using words and phrases about libraries and books. Here is some of the vocabulary that was used in the roleplay. Do you know the phrases in bold?

Do you mind if we pop into the library on the way to the cafe?

We borrowed these books a few weeks ago and I think they might be overdue.

I bet you don’t use bookshops either! 

Yes, we do but I’m afraid it’s out at the moment. Would you like to reserve it?

It’s Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby but you could renew it now if you like.

Activity 2

Activity 2: Look at the sentences and choose the correct word in each.
Can you choose the right words?

When was the last time you were in a library?

Vocabulary

At the library: Phrasal verbs

In the roleplay, Rich and Jack used a few phrasal verbs that we can use when we go to the library. These phrasal verbs can also be used more generally. Look at the phrasal verbs in bold from the roleplay and then do the activity below: 

I need to drop these books off before we go to the cafe.

I always forgot to bring the books back.

I’ll check them in in a minute.

Would you like to take anything out today?

Actually, I just picked these up for the kids. 

Yeah, you’re probably right, but real books don’t run out of batteries.

Activity 3

Activity 3: Look at the sentences and drag the words to the correct places.
Can you put the words in the right place?

Once you pick up a book do you find it difficult to put it down again?

Vocabulary

Physical books versus e-books

In the roleplay, Jack and Rich discussed what is good about physical books and e-books. Which do you think are best? Check that you understand the words and phrases from the roleplay in bold and then have a go at the activity: 

Yeah, but it’s not cheaper than the library but I suppose it is more convenient.

I do like to go to the library sometimes and just browse and read the blurb on the backs of books.

Libraries are nice and they’re important for a sense of community.

Kindles are good too and I think they’re more environmentally friendly.

There’s usually a wide variety of books to choose from so more choice is a positive.

Activity 4

Activity 4: Look at the sentences and write the correct word in each space.
Can you write the correct words?

Would you ever take a book to the match?

Quiz

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Task

The last book I read was ...

Do you have a lot of books at home?

In this week’s task, we want you to tell us about the last book you read:

  • Did you borrow it from a library? Did you buy it in a bookshop? Did you download it as an e-book?
  • Do you prefer physical books or e-books? Why?
  • What’s the title? Who’s the author? What’s the book about?
  • Would you recommend this book to other listeners?

Try to use the words and phrases connected to the library and books we introduced in the podcast. Write your answers below and don't forget to make a guess at this week's football phrase!

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Maziur
03/05/2021
PL
48
points

The last book I read was "The power of self-confidence". The author of this book is Brian Tracy. This book is about setting up our goals in our life. That book also teaches us how to behave in our life in order to earn a lot of money and get satisifaction with our activities. I bought this book at the bookshop. In paralleI I also read an e-book in English. It was a belletristic book called "Alumni Reunion". It was a rather thriller book. I like that mood. The book is about two former students, who killed the person when they were studied. After 25 years later, the gym when the dead body will be renovated, so these students are in dangerous. They are considering what is the best solution in this situation. During the action of this book, many of new histories come up. It is turning out that there are many secrets which the main characters of this book have. I recommend this book, becuase reading this work is very pleasant.
I like reading both types of these books, but I prefer paper books though. From my point of view reading paper books is healthier for our eyes and sense of vision. Furthemore, it is able to increase our imagination better than e-books. Sometimes reading paper books isn't such convenient like e-books, but for me it is a more fun.


Maziur
03/05/2021 11:37
Poland
Manchester United
48

The last book I read was "The power of self-confidence". The author of this book is Brian Tracy. This book is about setting up our goals in our life. That book also teaches us how to behave in our life in order to earn a lot of money and get satisifaction with our activities. I bought this book at the bookshop. In paralleI I also read an e-book in English. It was a belletristic book called "Alumni Reunion". It was a rather thriller book. I like that mood. The book is about two former students, who killed the person when they were studied. After 25 years later, the gym when the dead body will be renovated, so these students are in dangerous. They are considering what is the best solution in this situation. During the action of this book, many of new histories come up. It is turning out that there are many secrets which the main characters of this book have. I recommend this book, becuase reading this work is very pleasant.
I like reading both types of these books, but I prefer paper books though. From my point of view reading paper books is healthier for our eyes and sense of vision. Furthemore, it is able to increase our imagination better than e-books. Sometimes reading paper books isn't such convenient like e-books, but for me it is a more fun.

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hsn
03/05/2021
TR
2113
points

What is the benefits of reading book?
It keeps you away from bad habits and you quit them-:)

I used to smoking . Fortunately, I gave it up while reading a book. It's called “Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy. Author; Jostein Gaarde”

Thanks a lot Sophie-:)


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hsn
03/05/2021 10:14
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
2113

What is the benefits of reading book?
It keeps you away from bad habits and you quit them-:)

I used to smoking . Fortunately, I gave it up while reading a book. It's called “Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy. Author; Jostein Gaarde”

Thanks a lot Sophie-:)

Vic
29/04/2021
MX
590
points

Yes, I did, I dowland a book from the site of Court of Justicie, I need to read to make a lawsuit, and my investigation about divorce... yes was a topic from my job.

I prefere physucal books, because I can highlight the main ideas, and hepl me to understand the context.

Well I read el sueño del celta, from Mario Vargas-Llosa, its about the life of Robert Casement, who denounced the abusive against people from Congo, in the age of Leopold I, King from Belgium.

Yes, I do.


Vic
29/04/2021 02:35
Mexico
Liverpool
590

Yes, I did, I dowland a book from the site of Court of Justicie, I need to read to make a lawsuit, and my investigation about divorce... yes was a topic from my job.

I prefere physucal books, because I can highlight the main ideas, and hepl me to understand the context.

Well I read el sueño del celta, from Mario Vargas-Llosa, its about the life of Robert Casement, who denounced the abusive against people from Congo, in the age of Leopold I, King from Belgium.

Yes, I do.

Vic
29/04/2021
MX
590
points

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Vic
29/04/2021 02:17
Mexico
Liverpool
590

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mobeckham
27/04/2021
TR
5862
points

Last week , one of my friends recommended a new book to start reading.
She’s from Bacup which is a small town in Lancashire , North England.
The book’s title is ( The Power of Now ) by Eckhart Tolle which is a guide to spiritual enlightenment.
She highly recommends this book and declared it would change my life at some point and the way I think in general.


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mobeckham
27/04/2021 12:53
Turkey
Manchester United
5862

Last week , one of my friends recommended a new book to start reading.
She’s from Bacup which is a small town in Lancashire , North England.
The book’s title is ( The Power of Now ) by Eckhart Tolle which is a guide to spiritual enlightenment.
She highly recommends this book and declared it would change my life at some point and the way I think in general.

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mobeckham
27/04/2021
TR
5862
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The last book I’ve read was titled ( The Little Book of Manchester ) which was written by Stuart Hylton.
The book is a hard-cover book not an e-book but I neither borrowed it from a library not bought it from a bookshop.
I received it as a present from my professor friend , Mr Gilmour , who teaches aviation in the University of Manchester. When he visited Turkey 2 years ago and he knows how passionate I am about Manchester as a city , he thought about this book as a proper gift to find out more about the city’s history.

I prefer physical books to put them on my bookcase and pick them whenever I want at home. I think physical books look decorative and beautiful on the shelves of my bookcase whereas I have a few books on my iPad so that I can read wherever I go and have some free time.

The Little Book of Manchester was written by Stuart Hylton and the book is all about the history of the city and its revolution in industry , agriculture and football.
The rivalry with Liverpool and Leeds and lots of information about the old Manchester and its districts , how the name of the city was driven and so on.
I like the book so far and I still have 4 chapters to read in the following weeks.

I do recommend it to my fellow mates here but only if you like Manchester or generally if you are into the UK and cities history and the industrial revolution.


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mobeckham
27/04/2021 12:46
Turkey
Manchester United
5862

The last book I’ve read was titled ( The Little Book of Manchester ) which was written by Stuart Hylton.
The book is a hard-cover book not an e-book but I neither borrowed it from a library not bought it from a bookshop.
I received it as a present from my professor friend , Mr Gilmour , who teaches aviation in the University of Manchester. When he visited Turkey 2 years ago and he knows how passionate I am about Manchester as a city , he thought about this book as a proper gift to find out more about the city’s history.

I prefer physical books to put them on my bookcase and pick them whenever I want at home. I think physical books look decorative and beautiful on the shelves of my bookcase whereas I have a few books on my iPad so that I can read wherever I go and have some free time.

The Little Book of Manchester was written by Stuart Hylton and the book is all about the history of the city and its revolution in industry , agriculture and football.
The rivalry with Liverpool and Leeds and lots of information about the old Manchester and its districts , how the name of the city was driven and so on.
I like the book so far and I still have 4 chapters to read in the following weeks.

I do recommend it to my fellow mates here but only if you like Manchester or generally if you are into the UK and cities history and the industrial revolution.

burak01
26/04/2021
TR
7
points

The last book I read was "Confusion Of Feelings" which written by Stefan Zweig. The book was consisting of short stories. There were 7 stories in the book who contained great descriptions and fictions. Shortly, I can say Zweig made us be aware of our physological tides. I highly recommend this book if you're interested in books who has analysis of people's interior.

I bought this book from a bookstore in İstanbul. Actually I've never read an e-book. But I easily can say that reading e-book isn't attractive to me. Because when I want to read a book, I also want to feel that smell of book. About advantages of e-books, especially in terms of their convenience and environmentally friendly, I agree certainly. But still my choice is reading a book physically.

This weeks football phrase is *********.


burak01
26/04/2021 15:03
Turkey
Leeds United
7

The last book I read was "Confusion Of Feelings" which written by Stefan Zweig. The book was consisting of short stories. There were 7 stories in the book who contained great descriptions and fictions. Shortly, I can say Zweig made us be aware of our physological tides. I highly recommend this book if you're interested in books who has analysis of people's interior.

I bought this book from a bookstore in İstanbul. Actually I've never read an e-book. But I easily can say that reading e-book isn't attractive to me. Because when I want to read a book, I also want to feel that smell of book. About advantages of e-books, especially in terms of their convenience and environmentally friendly, I agree certainly. But still my choice is reading a book physically.

This weeks football phrase is *********.

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wsanta
27/04/2021
AR
4759
points

Hi Burak,
Your book is very interesting. I have Castellio against Calvino by Stefan Zweig but I haven't read it yet.
I don't think that Kindles are friendly with the environment, when they decompose and are thrown away they generate a great impact on the environment. Not all countries treat e-waste adequately.
Thanks for your recommendation, I'll keep it in mind.
Cheers!


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wsanta
27/04/2021 13:44
Argentina
Leeds United
4759

Hi Burak,
Your book is very interesting. I have Castellio against Calvino by Stefan Zweig but I haven't read it yet.
I don't think that Kindles are friendly with the environment, when they decompose and are thrown away they generate a great impact on the environment. Not all countries treat e-waste adequately.
Thanks for your recommendation, I'll keep it in mind.
Cheers!

burak01
28/04/2021
TR
7
points

Hey Wsanta,
To be honest, I've never thought about recycle of e-waste. You brought me great perspective on our topic.
Also thank you for your comment.
Have a good day. ;)


burak01
28/04/2021 13:52
Turkey
Leeds United
7

Hey Wsanta,
To be honest, I've never thought about recycle of e-waste. You brought me great perspective on our topic.
Also thank you for your comment.
Have a good day. ;)

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wsanta
26/04/2021
AR
4759
points

The last book I read I bought it in a second-hand bookstore, where they sell used books, these stores are very common in Buenos Aires.
I like physical books because they don't need a battery and I also like how they smell.
The title is Fit for Life and the authors are Harvey and Marilyn Diamond. It's about nutrition, it explains how to speed up the metabolism according to a scientific basis.
While I found the topic interesting, when I finished it, it was a bit disappointing.
I would not recommend it.


wsanta's picture
wsanta
26/04/2021 04:40
Argentina
Leeds United
4759

The last book I read I bought it in a second-hand bookstore, where they sell used books, these stores are very common in Buenos Aires.
I like physical books because they don't need a battery and I also like how they smell.
The title is Fit for Life and the authors are Harvey and Marilyn Diamond. It's about nutrition, it explains how to speed up the metabolism according to a scientific basis.
While I found the topic interesting, when I finished it, it was a bit disappointing.
I would not recommend it.

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wsanta
26/04/2021
AR
4759
points

I also wanted to share with you two British films on Netflix about books that I really enjoyed.
- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
- The Bookshop.


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wsanta
26/04/2021 11:53
Argentina
Leeds United
4759

I also wanted to share with you two British films on Netflix about books that I really enjoyed.
- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
- The Bookshop.

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wsanta
26/04/2021
AR
4759
points

I wanted to tell you that there is a book whose title is Marcelo Bielsa for girls and boys, which has the purpose that children know the "Loco" at the same time that they learn values ​​that will serve them in life.


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wsanta
26/04/2021 11:50
Argentina
Leeds United
4759

I wanted to tell you that there is a book whose title is Marcelo Bielsa for girls and boys, which has the purpose that children know the "Loco" at the same time that they learn values ​​that will serve them in life.

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Yoshichika
26/04/2021
JP
76
points

Dear all,

I think this weeks football phrase is *********

Thank you!!


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Yoshichika
26/04/2021 02:49
Japan
Liverpool
76

Dear all,

I think this weeks football phrase is *********

Thank you!!

Ranj
25/04/2021
NO
57
points

This weeks football phrase (word) is: *********


Ranj
25/04/2021 14:31
Norway
Manchester City
57

This weeks football phrase (word) is: *********

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hsn
25/04/2021
TR
2113
points

TASK;
The last book’s title I read was "How to live a lifetime" in English which written by a Turkish Professor İ.Ortaylı. Briefly, It was about social and cultural activites such as working,travelling,reading and eating e.t.c. which add meaning to our life.
It contains many suggestions from author’s life experiences to guide readers. The main point is to be realised living and to control our life. Otherwise events drag us wherever we don't want.

I liked it.I recommend this book to other listeners but I’m not sure if there is English version of it.

I used to borrow books from library when I was student. But I'm buying them now.I don’t use the libraries anymore. I like browse books for minutes in the bookshop even when not buying. I’ve never tried an e-book yet.But I prefer to read lots of articles on internet.

I’ve a personal library at home which is my secret treasury. Sometimes I read an exceptional book that I liked so much two or three times.
I don’t mind reading physical book or e-book.
In these days I prefer first one. I think there will be environmentally friendly digital libraries in the future.

FOOTBALL PHRASE; *********

PHRASES;

• I wanted pop into and make an overdue apology for leased coffee maker that hasn't been brought back yet . I promise I'll drop it off tomorrow. (A visit to the Leasing Company)

• We have to make additional insurance for home appliances we bought. They might be taken back to the shop to fix out of warranty period.

• Identity cards have been renewed recently in my country. They are useful and easy to carry in the wallet.

• This society have no sense of community therefore members never gather to improve social activities.

• Insurance companies reassure our losses but when the damage taken place they cut amount of indemnity payment and discourage us.

• The blurbs generally mislead readers.It would be better to search content and author before buying.

P.S.
• I’ve read a book about football. “Football Against The Enemy by Simon Kuper” Title was better in Turkish translation.It says; "Football Is Never Just Football"

• Human brain can't focus on more than one thing at the same time so it might be not possible to read a book at the match-:)


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hsn
25/04/2021 11:45
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
2113

TASK;
The last book’s title I read was "How to live a lifetime" in English which written by a Turkish Professor İ.Ortaylı. Briefly, It was about social and cultural activites such as working,travelling,reading and eating e.t.c. which add meaning to our life.
It contains many suggestions from author’s life experiences to guide readers. The main point is to be realised living and to control our life. Otherwise events drag us wherever we don't want.

I liked it.I recommend this book to other listeners but I’m not sure if there is English version of it.

I used to borrow books from library when I was student. But I'm buying them now.I don’t use the libraries anymore. I like browse books for minutes in the bookshop even when not buying. I’ve never tried an e-book yet.But I prefer to read lots of articles on internet.

I’ve a personal library at home which is my secret treasury. Sometimes I read an exceptional book that I liked so much two or three times.
I don’t mind reading physical book or e-book.
In these days I prefer first one. I think there will be environmentally friendly digital libraries in the future.

FOOTBALL PHRASE; *********

PHRASES;

• I wanted pop into and make an overdue apology for leased coffee maker that hasn't been brought back yet . I promise I'll drop it off tomorrow. (A visit to the Leasing Company)

• We have to make additional insurance for home appliances we bought. They might be taken back to the shop to fix out of warranty period.

• Identity cards have been renewed recently in my country. They are useful and easy to carry in the wallet.

• This society have no sense of community therefore members never gather to improve social activities.

• Insurance companies reassure our losses but when the damage taken place they cut amount of indemnity payment and discourage us.

• The blurbs generally mislead readers.It would be better to search content and author before buying.

P.S.
• I’ve read a book about football. “Football Against The Enemy by Simon Kuper” Title was better in Turkish translation.It says; "Football Is Never Just Football"

• Human brain can't focus on more than one thing at the same time so it might be not possible to read a book at the match-:)

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Alex_from_Ukraine
26/04/2021
UA
5874
points

Hi Hasan, I am interested in reading in Turkish because I've been learning the language for a little time. Would you mind giving the name of the book by Professor Ortayli in Turkish - I'll try to find it on the net. Thanks in advance.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
26/04/2021 05:18
Ukraine
Liverpool
5874

Hi Hasan, I am interested in reading in Turkish because I've been learning the language for a little time. Would you mind giving the name of the book by Professor Ortayli in Turkish - I'll try to find it on the net. Thanks in advance.

hsn's picture
hsn
26/04/2021
TR
2113
points

Hi Alex!

Author Professor Ilber Ortaylı.

Book title in Turkish "Bir Ömür Nasıl Yaşanır."

Bye


hsn's picture
hsn
26/04/2021 13:54
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
2113

Hi Alex!

Author Professor Ilber Ortaylı.

Book title in Turkish "Bir Ömür Nasıl Yaşanır."

Bye

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
29/04/2021
UA
5874
points

Thanks a lot, Hasan.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
29/04/2021 01:52
Ukraine
Liverpool
5874

Thanks a lot, Hasan.

czaplima
24/04/2021
PL
51
points

The last book i read was nordic crime but with strange title which I don't remember. It was e-book which I downloaded on my mobile. Sadly the author is also a mystery for me as I never remember this. No, definitely can't recommend due to forgotten title and author.


czaplima
24/04/2021 16:43
Poland
Manchester United
51

The last book i read was nordic crime but with strange title which I don't remember. It was e-book which I downloaded on my mobile. Sadly the author is also a mystery for me as I never remember this. No, definitely can't recommend due to forgotten title and author.

Jacek-Poland
24/04/2021
PL
470
points

The phrase is *********


Jacek-Poland
24/04/2021 11:06
Poland
Liverpool
470

The phrase is *********

hayato
24/04/2021
JP
345
points

I think the phrase is a *********


hayato
24/04/2021 03:31
Japan
Everton
345

I think the phrase is a *********

Hai Vu
24/04/2021
VN
1
points

I usually borrow books from a library. It's very convenient. I also buy books from the bookstore but it costs me a lot. However , I prefer e-books than physical books because of its variety of choices and it's portable. We can read anywhere, anytime. So the last book I read was The Lord Of The Rings which was written by J.R.R Tolkien . The book is about the journey of destroying The One Ring, which is powerful and desirable. I really recommend people to read this book since it's one of the bestseller all the time


Hai Vu
24/04/2021 03:03
Vietnam
Liverpool
1

I usually borrow books from a library. It's very convenient. I also buy books from the bookstore but it costs me a lot. However , I prefer e-books than physical books because of its variety of choices and it's portable. We can read anywhere, anytime. So the last book I read was The Lord Of The Rings which was written by J.R.R Tolkien . The book is about the journey of destroying The One Ring, which is powerful and desirable. I really recommend people to read this book since it's one of the bestseller all the time

MohamedKuna
23/04/2021
SD
16
points

The *********


MohamedKuna
23/04/2021 19:16
Sudan
Liverpool
16

The *********

Emmanuel's picture
Emmanuel
23/04/2021
FR
73
points

Hi,
It's a "********* like in French !
Have a good day


Emmanuel's picture
Emmanuel
23/04/2021 19:12
France
Manchester City
73

Hi,
It's a "********* like in French !
Have a good day

AbdlRhman's picture
AbdlRhman
23/04/2021
EG
208
points

The phrase is "*********"


AbdlRhman's picture
AbdlRhman
23/04/2021 18:52
Egypt
Manchester City
208

The phrase is "*********"

AbdlRhman's picture
AbdlRhman
23/04/2021
EG
208
points

-i'm always reading pdf books, but i have a problem i'm reading slowly, the one take more than two weeks beacuse of this last book i read it was about fast read.
-I like PDF books because it's free.
-I recommend these books (the sorrow of Satan and man the unknown)


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AbdlRhman
23/04/2021 18:45
Egypt
Manchester City
208

-i'm always reading pdf books, but i have a problem i'm reading slowly, the one take more than two weeks beacuse of this last book i read it was about fast read.
-I like PDF books because it's free.
-I recommend these books (the sorrow of Satan and man the unknown)

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
23/04/2021
TR
5862
points

This week’s football phrase is *********


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
23/04/2021 17:54
Turkey
Manchester United
5862

This week’s football phrase is *********

Marco Zapien's picture
Marco Zapien
23/04/2021
MX
64
points

*********


Marco Zapien's picture
Marco Zapien
23/04/2021 16:07
Mexico
Wolverhampton Wanderers
64

*********

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
23/04/2021
UA
5874
points

********* is the Phrase.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
23/04/2021 15:35
Ukraine
Liverpool
5874

********* is the Phrase.

Daniel_Baron1503's picture
Daniel_Baron1503
23/04/2021
CO
117
points

Hi all
The phrase is *********


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Daniel_Baron1503
23/04/2021 14:58
Colombia
Chelsea
117

Hi all
The phrase is *********

wsanta's picture
wsanta
23/04/2021
AR
4759
points

The phrase could be "*********"


wsanta's picture
wsanta
23/04/2021 14:54
Argentina
Leeds United
4759

The phrase could be "*********"

Leaderboard

Top Scorers
RankNameScore
1Alex_from_Ukraine5874
2mobeckham5862
3wsanta4759
4kwesimanifest4754
5Liubomyr4312
6elghoul3988
7assemjuve3705
8aragorn19863557
9Gergő Nagy3396
10haydi3189
Country ranking
RankNameScore
1Colombia71402
2Ukraine33363
3Serbia27078
4Spain23601
5Albania20480
6Brazil19669
7Macedonia19063
8Bosnia and Herzegovina16268
9Vietnam15818
10Turkey14576
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United126654
2Liverpool95045
3Chelsea79934
4Arsenal74922
5Manchester City46630
6Tottenham Hotspur13090
7Leicester City12159
8Newcastle United10031
9Leeds United5458
10West Ham United5168

Level

3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

Goals

Skills: Listening

Vocabulary: The library

Vocabulary: Books

Task: The last book you read