STUDY VOCABULARY

 

TYPES OF BOOKS / BOOK GENRES

Adventure

Biography

Comedy

Detective

Historical

Horror

Romance

Science fiction

Thriller

Travel

War

Western

 

ELEMENTS OF A STORY

Character

Plot

Protagonist

Setting

 

JOBS IN BOOKS

Author

Editor

Novelist

Publisher

Writer

PARTS OF A BOOK

Appendix chapter

Chapter

Contents

Epilogue

Foreword

Index

Prologue

USEFUL EXPRESSIONS

Discussing books

THE PLOT

The ending was brilliant/unexpected / weak.

It was a bit slow in the middle.

I started really well.

THE CHARACTERS

They weren`t  convincing.

I loved the narrator.

I couldn`t relate to them.

THE WRITER

Her descriptions are amazing / accurate.

She writes great / very natural dialogue.

His style is very clear.

 

 

 

 

VOCABULARY EXTENSION

Study words in context

1. The hero is the main character in a novel.

  1. 2.   Do you ever buy a book because you like its front cover?
  2. 3.   If the main character is a female, we call her the heroine.
  3. 4.   You can borrow books from a library.
  4. 5.   The setting of a novel is the place where the actor happens.
  5. 6.   The here of a story falls in love with the villain`s daughter.
  6. 7.   You can`t judge a book by its cover. I couldn`t buy the English book because the bookstore was closed.
  7. 8.   The setting of the story is Spain during the Civil War.
  8. 9.   How many characters are there in the novel?

10.The ending of the story was a bit predictable.