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Unit 4: Reading for Pleasure

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novels
(noun) a long written story usually about imaginary characters and events
thrillers
(noun) a novel, movie, etc., that is very exciting : a story full of exciting action, mystery, adventure, or suspense
science fiction
(noun) stories about how people and societies are affected by imaginary scientific developments in the future
biographies
(noun) the story of a real person's life written by someone other than that person
autobiographies
(noun) a biography written by the person it is about
memoirs
(noun) a written account in which someone (such as a famous performer or politician) describes past experiences
self-help
(noun) the action or process of doing things to improve yourself or to solve your problems without the help of others
fiction
(noun) written stories about people and events that are not real : literature that tells stories which are imagined by the writer
non-fiction
(noun) writing that is about facts or real events : all writing that is not fiction
contemporary
(adj) modern/belonging to the present age
on the edge of your seat
waiting with great excitement to see what will happen next
a must-read
A piece of writing that is so interesting that everyone should read it
a masterpiece
A work of art, piece of writing, or music that is of very high quality.
run into
(verb) meet
browse
(verb) looking around/not looking for anything special
borrow
(verb) temporarily use
lend
(verb) temporarily give
a page-turner
It's so interesting that you want to keep reading it
cliff-hanger
It's so exciting that you can't wait to find out what happens next
best-seller
It's very popular and everyone is buying copies
fast read
It's easy and enjoyable to read
hard to follow
It's difficult to understand
trash
It's very poor quality