READING: NEWSPAPERS, BOOKS, MAGAZINES
Reading is an important skill. Reading entertains, teaches and broadens our horizon. We mostly read printed words on paper, such as books, magazines, newspapers, or leaflets. We can also read on electronic devices, for example computers, phones, televisions, e-readers.
Books are divided mainly into two categories: non-fiction and fiction. Non-fiction books are often about history, biography, travel, science or cooking among many other subjects. Books containing short stories, novels, dramas or poetry are called literary fiction. Some people like travelogues, detective stories, crime novels, thrillers, graphic novels; others prefer the romance genre, historical or science fiction. You can buy the book, borrow from a friend or take it out from the library. If a book is a real page-turner, it’s easier to read it from cover to cover.
Some people prefer reading an e-book on an e-reader rather than reading a traditional book. It’s easier to purchase an e-book and to search for content in an e-book and you can also carry around a number of books on your e-reader – but you won’t find the distinct book smell in an e-book.
A newspaper is a publication printed on paper and issued regularly. Newspapers give information and opinions about current events and news. Newspapers often have comic strips and other entertainment elements. The opinion sections are called editorials.
Magazines are generally issued weekly or monthly. Some newspapers are tabloids, and are usually the popular press. They often have a larger circulation. The more serious newspapers are bigger in size (broadsheet). Newspapers and magazines can be bought at news-stands, in supermarkets and at petrol stations, and you can also subscribe to them.
Usually people read newspapers to stay informed about national and international events and news but reading English language press can also help you improve your English. Reading newspapers and magazines you will easily pick up a lot of vocabulary relating to news stories, as they are used repeatedly from one issue of the paper to the next. If you find a book or magazine that you are interested in reading, it is a great motivator to broaden your vocabulary too.
skill – készség
to broaden the horizon – szélesíteni a horizontot
leaflet – prospektus
electronic device – elektronikus készülék
e-reader – e-könyv olvasó
to be divided into – kettéosztva
non-fiction – nem fikciós
fiction – fikciós
literary – irodalmi
travelogue – útirajz
graphic novel – képregény
page-turner – letehetetlen olvasmány
to read from cover to cover – egy szuszra végig lolvasni
to search for content – tartalmat keresni
newspaper – újság
publication – kiadvány
to be issued – kiadják
comic strip – párkockás képregény
editorial – szerkesztői vezércikk
tabloid – bulvárlap
circulation – példányszám
at news-stands – újságosoknál
to subscribe to – előfizetni valamire
press – sajtó
vocabulary – szókincs