Ebooks: For or against?
Topic: Electronic books
- To help students argue for and against ebooks and other topics
- To develop students’ writing skills
- To develop students’ reading skills
- To develop students’ speaking and listening skills
Level: Intermediate B1
Are you for or against electronic books? In this lesson, students read about the advantages and disadvantages of electronic books. They look at language for essay writing and the informal language of blog comments. Students have ‘for or against’ discussions on various topics. They write a ‘for or against’ blog entry and respond to their classmates’ writing with written ...view middle of the document...
• Ask the students to do exercise B individually and then compare answers in pairs.
• Students read the comments section and do exercise C and D in pairs.
• Ask the students if they agree with any of the comments.
|Task 1: Read |
|Blog on. The ‘for or against’ blog. |
|Electronic books or paper books? |
|Are electronic books better than traditional paper books? Ebooks are very popular these days but many readers prefer paper books.|
|Some people think that electronic books are great. You can store thousands of books on an ebook, whereas paper books take up lots|
|of space at home. You don’t need to go to a bookshop because you can buy and receive books online instantly. |
|On the other hand, printed books are still very popular. Some people prefer to hold a ‘real’ book and like to touch paper pages. |
|You can lend a favourite book to a friend but you can’t borrow your friend’s ereader for a couple of weeks. Also, electronic |
|books are very expensive. |
|To sum up, I think that electronic books are a really useful invention. Many people use them but they won’t replace paper books |
|in the future. What do you think? |
|Blog comments: Tell us what you think? |
|Ebooks are rubbish! They are really expensive and you can’t read them in the bath. ...