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Reading In Bed
Reading In Bed

Learn English with this bedtime English lesson

Date: Jan 11 2013

Themes: Hobbies

Grammar: Modal Verbs


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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.





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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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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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Baset & joy , Assalamu Alaikum WaRahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh !   may I join with you in this lesson  !

01:36 AM Jan 11 2013 |

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Joy : this is great Q ! in fact ,  

There are many benefits that reading in bed can provide to your health ? 

Millions of people around the world  suffer from insomnia, a condition which keeps people awake at night and prevents them from getting a good night’s sleep. There are many different ways to combat this problem, from drinking a warm glass of milk to something a bit more drastic like taking sleeping pills.

1-      Reading a book before going to bed is a good way to calm the mind and to help you become sleepy so you a re able to rest peacefully.

2-      Reading a book before going to bed is good for you in many different ways, it helps to calm the nerves . Reading a good novel before you go to sleep can help you escape to another world .

3-       Reading in bed is good for you in many other ways that can improve your brain function. Reading can help you to focus, better understand the English language, and improve the thinking process overall. It also helps with spelling skills. Some studies have also shown that reading can improve overall memory, which is a positive thing for people of any age. Taking the time to read any time, not just at bed time, can open up worlds of discovery and allow you to get a better understanding of vocabulary and comprehension.





One habit I have retained since my early childhood is reading in bed before going to sleep. I’m now at the point where if I don’t read before going to sleep I feel so sick !, like my day has been wasted.

Baset :

 Are there any benefits that reading in bed can provide to our health ? 

01:20 AM Jan 11 2013 |

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Joy / good morning , i’m fine ! thank you , please , go ahead !

01:13 AM Jan 11 2013 |




Baset : Good morning ! How are you doing today ? hope everything is fine with you ?

I have a few questions to ask you ?

01:12 AM Jan 11 2013 |

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