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3.13 Bob's History Book

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Published: 6.18.2017
Level 2   |   Time: 2:23
Accent: American
Source: Top Notch TV

Bob and Mr. Evans talk about their reading habits.



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  • a novel [n] - a fiction book
  • a best-seller [n] - a popular book
  • a page-turner [n] - an interesting book
  • thrillers [n] - books about crime or espionage (spies)
  • loan [v] - lend

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb, 


Mr. Evans Bob
Mr. Evans Bob
  • Mr. Evans is Bob's boss in a travel agency.
  • Cheryl is Bob's girlfriend.


  1. Why is Bob alone?
    He had a fight with his wife.
    His friends left to buy newspapers.
    He likes reading alone.

  2. What book does Bob have?
    a science-fiction book
    a mystery novel
    a history book

  3. What time is it?

  4. How does Bob describe the book?

  5. Mr. Evans says, "A real page turner." What does this mean?
    It's long.
    It's interesting.
    It's easy.

  6. Which does Mr. Evans prefer?

  7. What kind of books does Mr. Evans like?

  8. Mr. Evans says, "There's nothing like curling up with a good science-fiction novel." What does this mean?
    He likes reading science-fiction novels.
    He hates reading science-fiction novels.
    He thinks science-fiction novels are boring.

  9. What country is Bob reading about?
    Great Britain

  10. What is Bob actually reading?
    a history book
    a letter from Cheryl
    a comic book

  11. Why is Bob using the history book to hide his comic?
    His girlfriend (Cheryl) gets angry when he reads comics.
    His boss (Mr. Evans) will think he is stupid for reading comics.
    His friends will laugh at him for reading comics.

  12. What does Mr. Evans want to borrow?
    the comic
    a science-fiction novel
    the history book


Mr. Evans: Hello, Bob. Dining alone?
Bob: Paul and Marie went to get newspapers.
Mr. Evans: Do you mind if I join you?
Bob: Please, sit down.
Mr. Evans: May I ask what you’re reading?
Bob: Um . . . A History of the World.
Mr. Evans: The bestseller? I’m very impressed! Reading nonfiction over lunch! I hear that it’s a very difficult book.
Bob: Oh . . . uh, no. It’s a pretty easy read. I . . . I can’t put it down, actually.
Mr. Evans: A real page-turner, huh? Do you think I could borrow it when you’re done?
Bob: Sure.
Mr. Evans: I usually prefer fiction myself. You know, thrillers, mysteries . . . There’s nothing like curling up with a good science-fiction novel, is there?
Bob: You read science fiction, too?
Mr. Evans: Don’t tell anyone. Are you learning a lot from your book?
Bob: Uh, yes. I think so.
Mr. Evans: So tell me what you’re reading about right now.
Bob: Um . . . this part is about Great Britain.
Mr. Evans: Really? Do you mind if I take a look?
Bob: Cheryl hates when I read comics.
Mr. Evans: Then I can understand why you can’t put the book down. Do you think that I could borrow it, then?
Bob: I’m still reading this one, but I have another one I can loan you.
Mr. Evans: I meant this one.

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3.14 Newspapers