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Unit 8  On Buying Books. Objectives: Learn the way of persuasive writing. Learn to use the useful expressions and some sentence frames to make a suggestion. Pre-reading Lead-in (pair work + group work): 1. Do you visit bookshops often?

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Unit 8  On Buying Books


  • Learn the way of persuasive writing.

  • Learn to use the useful expressions and some sentence frames to make a suggestion.

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Lead-in(pair work + group work):

  • 1. Do you visit bookshops often?

  • 2. What is usually your purpose of visiting a bookshop, to buy books or just to browse among books?

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Useful words and expression for discussion: shelves?

  • get in the habit of visiting bookstores around the campus ...

  • get in the habit of going into the second-hand book market,

  • Book stalls

  • I had the pleasure of visiting

  • highly recommend to the book-reading public

  • well worth visiting

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  • roam about shelves?

  • it is my experience in almost every small, independent bookstore I have the pleasure of visiting. .. .

  • takes great pleasure

  • read to one’s heart’s content

  • browse… for…/through books

  • I often find myself visiting bookstores here in …

  • quality entertainment and alternatives

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In-reading shelves?

  • 1. Find out the exact words or the number of the sentences that best sums up the main idea in each paragraph.

  • 2. The style / genre of the text: persuasive writing. ( the writer’s purpose is to persuade his readers to accept his point of view: “ Time spent in a bookshop can be most

  • 3. Illustates how a perfect book-seller should behave.

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Details and difficult sentences: shelves?

  • 1. Do exercises of Questions on page 93 -94 in the textbook.

  • 2. Do exercise of comprehension on page 111-112 in the workbook.

  • 3. Do exercise of paraphrase on page 112-113 in the workbook.

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Language points: shelves?

  • 1. apart from: except for; as well as

    e.g. Apart from the expense, I simply can’t afford the time to travel during the holiday.

  • 2. run up: increase, add to the amount of, grow quickly in amount

    e.g. She is a book-lover. She used to run up a big bill at the bookstore.

    Mother is always shocked to find that she has run up a huge account there at the end of her visit to the supermarket.

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  • 3. shelves? in case: if it should happen that (someone might be…)

    E.g. A notice was put up in case ______.

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After-reading discussion shelves? (group work)

What do you think of the decline in reading books and magazines?

  • /reflects a changing lifestyle in this ever-developing world when the access to information is no longer limited to printed publications.

  • /Busy lifestyles are a major reason for this loss of book reading.

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  • /Reading fewer books and magazines does not mean people are learning less. They simply have more choice.

  • /While the quality of paper, printing technology and presentation is much better today, the quality of content does not necessarily follow. Books and magazines are also relatively over-priced.