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Reading In Bed
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Reading In Bed
睡前阅读

Learn English with this bedtime English lesson

Date: Jan 11 2013

Themes: Hobbies

Grammar: Modal Verbs

Intro

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It’s time to go to sleep. Do you reach for the light switch, or reach for your book?

Many people find that reading before bed helps them calm down, relax, and get sleepy. Also, it can be hard to fit reading into our busy, modern lives, so bedtime can be a good opportunity to get some time with your book.

Learn reading English and find out what Jason and Vanessa’s bedtime reading habits are in this English lesson.

该休息了。你是会关灯,还是伸手拿一本书来读?

很多人发现,睡觉前读书有助于镇静、放松,让人昏昏欲睡。另外,在忙碌的现代生活中很难抽出时间读书,那么睡前便是享受读书时光的最佳时刻。

学习阅读英语,并在这堂英语课中了解詹森和瓦内萨有什么睡前阅读习惯。

Dialog

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2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

Jason

Jason

Vanessa

Vanessa

Vanessa:  Say, Jason, I’m looking for a new book to read. Do you have any recommendations?

Jason:  I just finished Crime and Punishment and I think it really lived up to the hype.

Vanessa:  You know, I’m sure it’s good and all, but I mostly like to read before bed and I’m not sure if I want anything that intense.

Jason:  Oh yeah, that might not make for the best dreams. That’s when you do most of your reading, before bed?

Vanessa:  I do, yeah, I find it relaxes me after the day and calms me down. I love reading in bed. I got a special little lamp that goes beside my bed that I can turn over and switch it off and go right to sleep!

Jason:  Oh yeah. I don’t know, I feel like bed isn’t the most comfortable place to read sometimes. Sometimes I get really excited by what I’m reading and I feel like it would actually keep me up.

Vanessa:  I think reading in bed is fine. I guess I just turn over on my side and read the book for a while…I think you have to choose what you read before bed pretty carefully, though.

Jason:  Yeah. Well, I just started reading The Aeneid, so maybe I’ll find something a little lighter for bedtime reading.

Vanessa:  Well, it seems like that would put you to sleep pretty easy though!

 

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Discussion

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Vanessa asks Jason if he has read any good books lately. He suggests a very serious Russian novel. Since Vanessa typically reads before bed, she thinks that might not be the best choice.

Jason doesn’t like to read in bed. He thinks it’s uncomfortable and might keep him up. Vanessa loves it though. She likes to read until she’s sleepy, then turn out the light, roll over, and fall asleep.

Do you like to read before bed? What kind of books do you think make good bedtime reading?

 

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mspy1999

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

she is very beutiful   miss miss  miss

06:55 AM Oct 03 2014 |

kimnga

kimnga

Viet Nam

I normally read books on the weekends or during my break time at work, and I don’t have the habit of reading before bed. Moreover I share a room with my sister and she does not like to have the light on when she is sleeping, though.

12:09 AM Aug 27 2014 |

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leskuka

Azerbaijan

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03:23 AM Jun 05 2014 |

mahbubeh92

mahbubeh92

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

nowadays that i have to read hard for my exams and when i have no more time and its late ,sometimes i have to read in bed it is a little hard to focus cuz i feel sleepy and when i wake up its already morning..lol

11:48 PM Jun 03 2014 |

Bella25

Bella25

China

I like in bed reading endorsement, however, this is all and learn about. Finish the homework already 11:30 PM ,I need  endorsed on the table, I felt very oppressive feeling, although an endorsement in bed is bad for your eyesight, but my teachers are very advocate our endorsement on the bed.

09:38 PM Apr 03 2014 |

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alexandria

Egypt


  • i realy love reading,it is the most way relaxes me.

  • i love reading the books which talks about life experements ,those called memories, i learn from it how to deal with life .

  • i have a proplem because there is no liprary near to my home,in assition to the books are expensive

  • i used to read newspaper but these days they are boring in my country as most of the papers has a faked stories

04:10 PM Apr 03 2014 |

Tarita_Rambler

Ukraine

Yesterday I was reading in bed. The book kept me up for some time then I fell asleep and dropped my reader on the floor.


So be careful with gadgets, friends :)


I should have chosen a paperback. But I would have had to turn on the light..

07:40 AM Apr 01 2014 |

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ir0021

ir0021

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

that is good way to sleep… 

01:55 PM Feb 18 2014 |

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MAHSA1995

MAHSA1995

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i like reading in my bed but not studying!i remember once i had an important exam and i was studying in bed,i slept there,and when i opened my eyes i realized i have not finished it!it was awful and streesful!as i remember teacher didnt take the exam that day!i was too lucky!”:)


 

05:35 AM Jul 29 2013 |

missing 2012

China

i like do that~~because i would fall to sleeping very soon;)

01:05 AM Jun 07 2013 |

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hoseiny

hoseiny

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

maybe some people can read in bed but i think in can make you sleepy and you cant concentrate on what you read. infact whenever i read in my bed i fell asleep and after waking up i could not remember any thing from what i had read.


10:30 PM Jun 06 2013 |

Julissita

Julissita

Peru

I sometimes read before bed, especially when I’m not so tired and sleepy or when I want to relax to fall asleep. It feels nice because at night everything is quiet and I feel like I can really imagine the story in my mind :D


These days I’m reading the book Como el río que fluye by Paulo Coelho that it’s a collection of short stories with nice reflections and thoughts. For me this book makes good bedtime reading because it’s easy to read and its short stories have a deep message.

10:26 AM Apr 28 2013 |

j17

j17

Poland

I like reading in bed and sometimes even more listening to audiobooks.


This way I don’t even need to keep the light on, and I can do it even when I’m tired and maybe it’s really late so I don’t even fell like keeping my eyes open ;)

06:52 AM Jan 20 2013 |

Whisper of Hearts

Egypt

Ilike do that so much

01:56 PM Jan 18 2013 |

Kas-ye

Kas-ye

Yemen

me too. like reading

12:22 AM Jan 17 2013 |

wannicho

wannicho

China

, i don’t have the habits to read before bed time. may be sth boring could put u into sleep quickly

06:23 AM Jan 16 2013 |

kukuka

kukuka

Ukraine

I don’t know if it is good or bad to read before bed but I do it quite often. That’s probably because it’s really hard to fit in reading during the day, especially if we talk about working days. I usually read for half an hour but when I happen to get into my hand something extraordinary i can spend the entire night without sleep at all reading that piece of literature.

05:47 AM Jan 16 2013 |

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abedalsalam

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

reading  in bed very nice  espacially  when you  try to think in future


03:52 PM Jan 15 2013 |

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abedalsalam

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

reading  in bed very nice  espacially  when you  try to think in future


03:52 PM Jan 15 2013 |

LindQM

LindQM

China

I have never done that ,OMG

05:16 PM Jan 14 2013 |

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