Everyday English for Construction and Engineering 2
Everyday English for Construction and Engineering 2

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Everyday English for Construction and Engineering 2

1.1 Why you read

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Figure 2 Everyday reading, everywhere

You start this session by thinking about why you read.

Activity 1 What do you read and why?

Timing: Allow about 5 minutes

Write down five things you have read in the past couple of weeks and say why you read them. You can include all kinds of things, not just books and newspapers. Include both short and long pieces of writing if you can.

What you readWhy you read it
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Discussion

Here are my own responses.

What I readWhy I read it
NovelFor pleasure
NewspaperFor information – to catch up on the news
NewspaperFor pleasure – to do the crossword
Leaflet on smokingInformation – the practice nurse gave it to me and asked me to read it
Rail timetableInformation – to plan my journey
Note from partnerInformation – wanted me to take the cat to the vet
Internet article on healthy eatingInformation – am trying to lose weight
Report on adult readingInformation – am writing an essay on adult reading
Cereal packetInformation – am trying to eat a healthy diet and wanted to know what was in the cereal

It can be quite daunting when you think about reading, but reading doesn’t necessarily mean only books. Every day, and without much thought, you read lots of different texts for different reasons.

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