Collocations about BOOKS [2021 update]
Fond of reading? Well, you don’t have to be in order to learn these marvellous collocations about books. They will make your English sound much more sophisticated and natural. Let’s look at them:
Be absorbed in a book
Meaning: be totally focused on reading.
Ex: Derek didn’t hear me because he was absorbed in a book.
Meaning: reading in bed.
Ex: Would you recommend horror stories for bedtime reading?
Meaning: so interesting that you can’t stop reading.
Ex: More and more people are indulging in compulsive reading.
Meaning: something you read easily.
Ex: Love novels are light reading.
Skim through a book
Meaning: not read thoroughly.
Ex: I skimmed through a detective story you gave me and decided to take it on holiday, it seems interesting.
Meaning: Technique of reading the text faster than normal.
Ex: If you want to be a journalist, you have to learn speed reading.
Meaning: the level of reading ability compared to a reading ability of a child of a particular age.
Ex: Mary is learning Spanish. She has a reading age of 8.
Meaning: When second language learners read extensively, they read easy, adapted texts in order to build their reading speed and fluency.
Ex: Extensive reading is not only enjoyable but can also help you improve your English fluency.
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