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1.1 Giorgio Moretti
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2.1 Have we met before?
2.2 The Museum of Cheese
2.3 Choosing a movie
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2.8 A luxury van
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2.10 Bob's haircut
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2.13 What is that color?
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2.15 Art for the office
2.16 Paul the artist
2.17 The computer expert
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2.19 Marie flirting
2.20 Bob the romantic

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3.08 The etiquette teacher
3.09 Planning the wedding
3.10 A new holiday
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3.12 An epidemic in Finland
3.13 Bob's history book
3.14 Newspapers
3.15 New technology
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3.17 Discussing politics
3.18 I'm not a radical
3.19 Planning a honeymoon
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3.13 Bob's History Book

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Published: 3.20.2018
Level 3   |   Time: 2:23
Accent: American
Source: Top Notch TV

Bob and Mr. Evans talk about their reading habits.



  1. REVIEW the vocabulary / background.
  2. WATCH the video.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
  4. CHECK your answers. (Show Answers)


  • a novel [n] - a fiction book
  • a best-seller [n] - a popular book
  • a page-turner [n] - an interesting book
  • thrillers [n] - books about crime or espionage (spies)
  • loan [v] - lend

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb 


Mr. Evans Bob
Mr. Evans Bob
  • Mr. Evans is Bob's boss in a travel agency.
  • Cheryl is Bob's girlfriend.


  1. Why is Bob alone?
    He had a fight with his wife.
    His friends left to buy newspapers.
    He likes reading alone.

  2. What book does Bob have?
    a science-fiction book
    a mystery novel
    a history book

  3. What time is it?

  4. How does Bob describe the book?

  5. Mr. Evans says, "A real page turner." What does this mean?
    It's long.
    It's interesting.
    It's easy.

  6. Which does Mr. Evans prefer?

  7. What kind of books does Mr. Evans like?

  8. Mr. Evans says, "There's nothing like curling up with a good science-fiction novel." What does this mean?
    He likes reading science-fiction novels.
    He hates reading science-fiction novels.
    He thinks science-fiction novels are boring.

  9. What country is Bob reading about?
    Great Britain

  10. What is Bob actually reading?
    a history book
    a letter from Cheryl
    a comic book

  11. Why is Bob using the history book to hide his comic?
    His girlfriend (Cheryl) gets angry when he reads comics.
    His boss (Mr. Evans) will think he is stupid for reading comics.
    His friends will laugh at him for reading comics.

  12. What does Mr. Evans want to borrow?
    the comic
    a science-fiction novel
    the history book

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