# LINEAR VS. e-TEXTS

Click the statements that express positive opinion about books or e-books.

E-books and e-readers will certainly improve over the years.
Books take up a lot of space.
Books are more personal´ and you feel at home´ with a paper one.

Read and then, choose who is for, against, or impartial about e-books.

NICK {for;against;impartial} SALLY {impartial;for;against}
HANNAH {against;for;impartial} DAN {impartial;against;for}

Which speaker is close to your opinion? Why? Explain in your notebook.

### Read the statements and complete them with the right words.

I can access books in their original language really fast .
Due to my job I do onscreen reading all day long .
The print book makes me switch from virtual to real world .
I find an e-reader like a mobile personal library .
I like e-books, but I prefer textbooks in their paper form .

### Which speaker mentions the opposite of the given expression? Match.

 technophobe Nick full of life Sally i-textbooks Dan
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Interview your classmates about the book format they prefer when reading for pleasure and which one you like best. Use the questions.

According to experts on reading, we {perceive;perceive = (v) recognise and understand something.} print and electronic media in a different way. Watch the video to find out more about the difference between {linear;linear = (adj) appearing or being arranged like a line.} and electronic texts.

After listening, click the true statements.

There is a difference between linear and electronic reading.
The letters of the ABC name individual sounds.
There is no need to know the alphabet for electronic reading.
The linguistic components of electronic texts are called the ABC.
A visual element can also be a part of electronic texts.

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