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(intermediate level)

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  • A bookworm is somebody who dislikes reading or can't read for some reason.
  • The collection of books that you own can't be called your own library.

     


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  • The words 'bookworm' and 'book-lover' are more or less synonymous.
  • British libraries are also called book clubs.

     


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  • British libraries don't often lend you books for more than two weeks.
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    • An author is the writer of a book or play, or someone who creates something.
    • You can't usually take out more than two books from a public library in Britain.

         


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    • Things written on the cover of a book are called a preface.
    • A book published in a great number of copies is called a bestseller.

         


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    • A preface contains the author's remarks at the beginning of a book.
    • There are very few libraries in Britain where you can choose from a catalogue.

         


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    • When joining a library you usually get a 'library ticket' or 'lending card'.
    • You may pay an extra charge if you don't return a book in time.

         


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    • A playwright is a person who writes plays and dramas.
    • Critics usually write reviews.

         


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    • A thriller is a person who writes crime stories and detective novels.
    • Journalists usually write newspaper articles and newspaper reports.

         


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    • Crime stories and detective novels are often referred to as 'thrillers'.
    • An essay is usually a short piece of writing in prose on a certain subject.

         


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    • Some famous English poets also wrote essays and different articles.
    • Fiction is a branch of literature including stories, novels and romances.

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    • Medieval romances were usually poems concerned with love and chivalry.
    • Milton was the first great dramatist before the age of Shakespeare.

         


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    • Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained were written by Milton in the 17th century.
    • Shakespeare wrote more than 35 plays and over 60 sonnets.

         


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    • Geoffrey Chaucer, the author of the Canterbury Tales, was also a diplomat.
    • He was the reformer of English poetry in the 14th century.

         


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    • Shakespeare is the author of wonderful plays, but he was never an actor.
    • Some of his plays were taken from Ben Jonson, another dramatist of his age.

         


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    • Byron, Shelley and Keats are great representatives of realistic poetry.
    • Two of Sir Walter Scott's historical novels are Waverley and Ivanhoe.

         


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    • Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley and Keats are all romantic poets.
    • Ben Jonson, Richardson, Scott, Kipling and Tennyson are all great novelists.

         


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    • Defoe, Swift, Dickens, Thackeray, Fielding and Hardy were all novelists.
    • Joyce, Lawrence, T.S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf all lived in the 20th century.

         


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