Imagine that you are doing a project on what book formats are popular among teenagers in Zetland. You have found some data on the subject – the results of the opinion polls (see the bar chart below).
Comment on the data in the bar chart and give your opinion on the subject of the project.
- E-books only — 35%
- Both paper books and e-books — 28%
- Digital (e-books & audiobooks) only — 15%
- Audiobooks only — 12%
- Paper books only — 10%
Write 200-250 words.
Use the following plan:
– make an opening statement on the subject of the project;
– select and report 2–3 facts;
– make 1–2 comparisons where relevant and give your comments;
– outline a problem that can arise with choosing a paper book or a digital book and suggest a way of solving it;
– conclude by giving and explaining your opinion on the importance of reading for teenagers.
Choosing a book (ebook/ audiobook) can be confusing and a tough decision to make for many readers. There are millions of titles available in bookshops or digital libraries, making it difficult for readers to choose from.
With so many kinds (genres) of books/ ebook categories available, it is sometimes tricky to make the right choice.
Before selecting your book (ebook/ audiobook), it is advisable to choose your favourite genre (author).
Reading the bestseller lists published in most newspapers or weekly magazines is a good idea.
Find out which new books are making headlines, and why.
The book’s title may not encourage teenagers (people) to read the book.
Based solely on the cover, a person may overlook a book simply because the cover appears plain or uninteresting to them.
Selecting a book by its title is like judging a book by its cover. Reading the summary (book reviews/ or listening to an outside source) may help you to know whether the book is a page-turner or not.
If you are in a book shop, you may ask a book seller to help you.
Checking the star rating on a book, or what rewards it has, may help you choose the book to spark your interest.
Before picking a book, check what it is about, for example, by reading a blurb or the first few sentences. If at this point the book "speaks to you", go ahead and pick it.
Always look for the matter inside the book, since sometimes titles are not catchy and sometimes they are.
Not all books printed will be made available in ebook or digital audiobook formats, even if they are bestsellers, award winners, or by popular authors./ Not all books become ebooks or audiobooks.
If your favourite author (title) is not available in book shops or digital libraries, try to find the author's website since some of them sell their books by themselves and do not allow publishers to create ebook versions of their books.
Some books, for example, new nonfiction, surprise bestsellers, older novels, and even classics take time to come out in ebook format.
If you desperately want to read them, you will have to wait until they are available in your desired format.
Some challenges of choosing books (digital books) for children.
They (books/ ebooks/ audiobooks) need to be age appropriate.