Our next speaking topic is Books. If you are new here and want to practice speaking on this topic, please fill out the form: https://forms.gle/BpaA9KyyeRmkJfmU6  

You can refer to this introduction to understand the program “Pair speaking practice with eJOY”.

1- Discussion questions for Topic Books

  1. Do you like reading books? Why?
  2. How often do you read?
  3. What kinds of books do you like to read?
  4. What is the most important factor you consider when buying books?
  5.  What are the benefits of reading?

These are suggested questions. You may not want to limit your conversation to those questions. Feel free to add your own and raise any question to your partner during the online meetup. Besides, you may want to have an ice-breaking session at the beginning. Also, don’t forget to wrap up at the end of the discussion.

2- Suggested videos – Topic Books

You need to train your ears to get familiar with how native speakers talk about Family, and also to broaden your vocabulary.

eJOY Epic – Laptop

If you own a PRO eJOY account, you can learn with the following video to practice listening comprehension, grammar, and vocabulary.

Learn with Reading an Advertisement in a Newspaper

Read more: How to learn on Epic.

eJOY App/ Go web – Mobile & Laptop

Below are English videos that you can practice with 4 skills (listen-speak-read-write) on eJOY App and eJOY Go web.

  1. Benefits of Reading 
  2. 5 Books Worth Reading This Summer
  3. What Counts As Reading
  4. Books

Read more:

3- Prepare for the talk

This is the to-do list for you:

  • Watch the suggested videos to get some ideas and vocabularies. Add new vocabularies from section 5 as well, if you need them. Use eJOY extension (laptop) or eJOY Reader app (mobile) to save them.
  • Write your own answers to the questions in section 1 of this article. Try to answer them out loud by yourself as well.
  • Set up your device, the platform you choose to make a call to your partner. Make sure your internet works well and you have a quiet place.

Please be noticed that:

  • Audio call is used to make sure the connection stable
  • Have free talk and maintain your conversation as long as possible with no limit.
  • Turn on recording (if possible) so that you will have your audio file to review after the talk

4- Check in to find your speaking partner for topic Books

When you have done the homework, try your best to write down the answers to the discussion questions and do rehearsal on your own. And then, fill out the check-in form to help us find your perfect speaking partner who has the same English level, same level of confidence, and same time slot with you. 

5- Vocabulary

  • to be engrossed in a good book
  • take out books from the library
  • read them from cover to cover
  • I can’t go to sleep at night without some good bedtime reading 
  • I’m not really a big reader
  • I find books quite heavy-going …
  • it was a real page-turner
  • it tells the story of 
  • I really couldn’t put it down … a fantastic story …
  • Genres of fiction books 
  • Non-fiction books
  • It’s set in…
  • A twist
  • Spawn/inspire a movie (franchise)
  • I see myself a bit in the character of…
  • Like an old friend
  • Tale
  • Tome