The Reading / Listening - Paper Books - Level 6

The march of technology may seem unstoppable, but all things digital may have a way to go before they replace the traditional bedtime book - the paper one. A new study shows that paper books are better than e-books for bedtime reading. The study suggests that the good old printed book, with real pages that you turn with your fingers, makes parents and children interact more than they do when reading with an electronic book. Researchers from the University of Michigan studied how 37 pairs of parents and toddlers interacted with e-books and paper books. The researchers found that with electronic books, parents asked their children fewer questions and made fewer comments about the story.



The study involved observing parents and children (aged two or three) reading from three different book formats. These were printed books, basic e-books on a tablet, and enhanced e-books with features such as animation, graphics and sound effects. The researchers discovered that the parents and toddlers interacted with each other less with both types of e-books than they did with the printed books. A researcher said that when they did speak, they were far likelier to talk about the device and the technology rather than about the story. Children were likelier to say things like, "don't push that button" or "don't change the volume" than ask questions or make observations about the story.

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Paper Books - Level 4  or  Paper Books - Level 5

Sources
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/health-47666948
  • https://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-childrens-e-books-are-ruining-storytime-2019-03-25
  • https://www.newsweek.com/parents-toddlers-interact-reading-paper-books-versus-e-books-1372052


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Warm-ups

1. PAPER BOOKS: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about paper books. Change partners often and share your findings.
2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?
       march / technology / digital / bedtime / reading / fingers / parents / toddlers / story /
       formats / e-books / tablet / animation / graphics / sound effects / technology / volume
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. E-BOOKS: Students A strongly believe e-books are better than paper books; Students B strongly believe the opposite.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. DIGITAL DEVICES: Which are better - digital devices or traditional things? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

Digital

Traditional

Books

 

 

Watches

 

 

Cameras

 

 

Phones

 

 

Radios

 

 

Games

 

 

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5. BEDTIME: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "bedtime". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.
6. BOOKS: Rank these with your partner. Put the best at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • photo books
  • autobiographies
  • travel guides
  • English textbooks
  • novels
  • encyclopedia
  • how-to books
  • dictionaries

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. march a. Act in such a way as to have an effect on another person.
      2. traditional b. Put forward for consideration for people to think about.
      3. suggests c. Existing in or as part of a long-established custom.
      4. good old d. A verbal or written remark expressing an opinion or reaction.
      5. interact e. The progress or continuity of something that is considered to be moving unstoppably onward.
      6. toddler f. An expression used before a noun to describe a familiar person or thing with affection or approval.
      7. comment g. A young child who is just beginning to walk.

    Paragraph 2

      8. observing h. The way in which something is made, arranged or set out.
      9. format i. A distinctive attribute or aspect of something.
      10. tablet j. Quantity or power of sound; degree of loudness.
      11. enhanced k. A small portable computer that accepts input directly on to its screen rather than via a keyboard or mouse.
      12. feature l. By a great deal; a lot.
      13. far m. Intensified, increased, or further improved the quality, value, or extent of.
      14. volume n. Taking note of or detecting something in the course of a scientific study.

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if 1-8 below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. The article said technology is like when people march in step together.   T / F
  2. The article said paper books lead to more parent-child interactions.     T / F
  3. Researchers observed the reading habits of 37 parents.     T / F
  4. With e-books, parents asked their children fewer questions.     T / F
  5. The children in the study were aged between two and five.     T / F
  6. Parents in the research were given three different types of books.     T / F
  7. The researchers said children were not interested in the devices.     T / F
  8. Researchers said children asked parents not to change the volume.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. replace
  2. traditional
  3. interact
  4. toddlers
  5. comments
  6. involved
  7. enhanced
  8. far
  9. likelier
  10. change
  1. preschoolers
  2. improved
  3. remarks
  4. entailed
  5. adjust
  6. long-established
  7. considerably
  8. more probable
  9. take over from
  10. communicate

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. The march of technology may seem
  2. the traditional
  3. real pages that you turn
  4. parents
  5. made fewer
  6. enhanced e-books with features such
  7. graphics and sound
  8. both types
  9. they were far likelier to talk
  10. don't change the
  1. with your fingers
  2. of e-books
  3. comments
  4. volume
  5. bedtime book
  6. effects
  7. unstoppable
  8. about the device
  9. and toddlers
  10. as animation

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
pairs
old
fewer
unstoppable
toddlers
traditional
fingers
bedtime

The march of technology may seem (1) ____________, but all things digital may have a way to go before they replace the (2) ____________ bedtime book - the paper one. A new study shows that paper books are better than e-books for (3) ____________ reading. The study suggests that the good (4) ____________ printed book, with real pages that you turn with your (5) ____________, makes parents and children interact more than they do when reading with an electronic book. Researchers from the University of Michigan studied how 37 (6) ____________ of parents and (7) ____________ interacted with e-books and paper books. The researchers found that with electronic books, parents asked their children (8) ____________ questions and made fewer comments about the story.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
printed
volume
involved
types
formats
button
graphics
far

The study (9) ____________ observing parents and children (aged two or three) reading from three different book (10) ___________. These were (11) ____________ books, basic e-books on a tablet, and enhanced e-books with features such as animation, (12) ____________ and sound effects. The researchers discovered that the parents and toddlers interacted with each other less with both (13) ____________ of e-books than they did with the printed books. A researcher said that when they did speak, they were (14) ____________ likelier to talk about the device and the technology rather than about the story. Children were likelier to say things like, "don't push that (15) ____________ " or "don't change the (16) ____________" than ask questions or make observations about the story.

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  The march of technology may seem unstoppable, but all things digital may have ______
     a.  a weigh to go
     b.  a wait to go
     c.  a way to go
     d.  a whey to go
2)  A new study shows that paper books are better than e-books ______
     a.  for bed times reading
     b.  for bedtime read-in
     c.  for bed-timed read din
     d.  for bedtime reading
3)  the good old printed book, with real pages that you turn ______
     a.  with your fingers
     b.  with yours fingers
     c.  within your fingers
     d.  wither fingers
4)  studied how 37 pairs of parents and toddlers ______ e-books
     a.  interact it with
     b.  interacted with
     c.  inter act it with
     d.  in tracked with
5)  parents asked their children fewer questions and made ______
     a.  phew a comment
     b.  fewer comments
     c.  fewer comment
     d.  hue a comments

6)  parents and children (aged two or three) reading from three different ______
     a.  book for mats
     b.  book form mats
     c.  book format
     d.  book formats
7)  These were printed books, basic e-books ______
     a.  on a tablet
     b.  on the tablet
     c.  in a tablet
     d.  inner tablet
8)  enhanced e-books with features such as animation, graphics and ______
     a.  sound effects
     b.  sound effect
     c.  sound defects
     d.  sound affects
9)  A researcher said that when they did speak, they were far likelier to talk ______
     a.  about the advice
     b.  about the devise
     c.  about the device
     d.  about the advise
10) or "don't change the volume" than ask questions or ______
     a.  make observation
     b.  made observations
     c.  made observation
     d.  make observations

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The march of technology may seem unstoppable, but (1) ___________________ may have a way to go before they replace the traditional bedtime book - (2) ___________________. A new study shows that paper books are better than e-books for bedtime reading. The study suggests that (3) ___________________ printed book, with real pages that you turn with your fingers, makes parents and children (4) ___________________ they do when reading with an electronic book. Researchers from the University of Michigan studied how 37 pairs of parents and (5) ___________________ e-books and paper books. The researchers found that with electronic books, parents asked their children fewer questions and made (6) ___________________ the story.

The study involved (7) ___________________ children (aged two or three) reading from three different book formats. These were printed books, basic e-books (8) ___________________, and enhanced e-books with features such as animation, graphics (9) ___________________. The researchers discovered that the parents and toddlers interacted with each other less with (10) ___________________ e-books than they did with the printed books. A researcher said that when they did speak, they were far likelier to talk about (11) ___________________ the technology rather than about the story. Children were likelier to say things like, "don't push that button" or "don't (12) ___________________" than ask questions or make observations about the story.

Comprehension questions

  1. What did the article say seemed unstoppable?
  2. What did the article say you could turn with your fingers?
  3. What do parents and children do more when reading paper books?
  4. How many pairs of parents and children did the researchers look at?
  5. Who did the researchers say asked fewer questions with the e-books?
  6. How old were the children in the research?
  7. What kind of effects did the enhanced e-books have?
  8. What were parents and toddlers likelier to talk about?
  9. What did the toddlers not want parents to push?
  10. What did the toddlers ask parents to change on the e-books?




Multiple choice quiz

1)  What did the article say seemed unstoppable?
a) books
b) the march of technology
c) children reading
d) progress
2) What did the article say you could turn with your fingers?
a) a smartphone
b) a tablet
c) a volume control
d) pages
3) What do parents and children do more when reading paper books?
a) fall asleep
b) laugh
c) interact
d) draw
4) How many pairs of parents and children did the researchers look at?
a) 37
b) 36
c) 38
d) 35
5) Who did the researchers say asked fewer questions with the e-books?
a) writers
b) parents
c) children
d) researchers

6) How old were the children in the research?
a) two and three
b) two to four
c) three and four
d) three to five
7) What kind of effects did the enhanced e-books have?
a) touch effects
b) special effects
c) sound effects
d) light effects
8) What were parents and toddlers likelier to talk about?
a) technology
b) the weather
c) ice cream
d) monsters
9) What did the toddlers not want parents to push?
a) their tummy
b) the off switch
c) limits
d) a button
10) What did the toddlers ask parents to change on the e-books?
a) the page
b) the book
c) the volume
d) the lights

Role play

Role  A – Novels
You think novels are the best books. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their books. Also, tell the others which is the least interesting of these (and why): encyclopedia, travel guides or English textbooks.

Role  B – Encyclopedia
You think encyclopedia are the best books. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their books. Also, tell the others which is the least interesting of these (and why): novels, travel guides or English textbooks.

Role  C – Travel Guides
You think travel guides are the best books. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their books. Also, tell the others which is the least interesting of these (and why): encyclopedia, novels or English textbooks.

Role  D – English Textbooks
You think English textbooks are the best books. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their books. Also, tell the others which is the least interesting of these (and why): encyclopedia, travel guides or novels.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'bedtime'

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  • ________________
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  • and 'story'.

  • ________________
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  • ________________
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  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • aged
    • basic
    • sound
    • both
    • far
    • button
    • march
    • all
    • new
    • turn
    • 37
    • comments




    Student survey

    Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

    (Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

    Discussion - Paper books better than e-books for bedtime stories

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'book'?
    3. What do you think of books?
    4. What are the good and bad things about paper books?
    5. What is your favourite book, and why?
    6. How important is bedtime reading for children?
    7. What do you think of the march of technology?
    8. Which are better - paper books or e-books?
    9. What are your childhood memories of books?
    10. What format of books will we be reading in 100 years?

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'technology'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What are the best things about e-books?
    5. What is the best children's book ever?
    6. How can technology make books better?
    7. Should we delay using digital devices with children?
    8. Should we use e-books to help save trees?
    9. What book format do you think toddlers prefer?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the researchers?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    The (1) ____ of technology may seem unstoppable, but all things digital may have a (2) ____ to go before they replace the traditional bedtime book - the paper one. A new study shows that paper books are better than e-books for bedtime reading. The study suggests that the good (3) ____ printed book, with real pages that you (4) ____ with your fingers, makes parents and children interact more than they do when reading with an electronic book. Researchers from the University of Michigan studied how 37 pairs of parents and toddlers interacted (5) ____ e-books and paper books. The researchers found that with electronic books, parents asked their children fewer questions and made fewer (6) ____ about the story.

    The study (7) ____ observing parents and children (aged two or three) reading from three different book formats. These were printed books, basic e-books on a tablet, and enhanced e-books with features such (8) ____ animation, graphics and sound effects. The researchers discovered that the parents and toddlers interacted with each other less with both types (9) ____ e-books than they did with the printed books. A researcher said that when they did speak, they were (10) ____ likelier to talk about the device and the technology rather than about the story. Children were (11) ____ to say things like, "don't push that button" or "don't change the volume" than ask questions or (12) ____ observations about the story.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     jog     (b)     stroll     (c)     march     (d)     run    
    2. (a)     way     (b)     method     (c)     path     (d)     road    
    3. (a)     old     (b)     ancient     (c)     longevity     (d)     aged    
    4. (a)     turn     (b)     open     (c)     twist     (d)     spin    
    5. (a)     of     (b)     with     (c)     by     (d)     on    
    6. (a)     cements     (b)     commons     (c)     commentaries     (d)     comments    
    7. (a)     connected     (b)     linked     (c)     involved     (d)     mixed    
    8. (a)     is     (b)     has     (c)     was     (d)     as    
    9. (a)     of     (b)     on     (c)     at     (d)     by    
    10. (a)     far     (b)     for     (c)     from     (d)     of    
    11. (a)     liked     (b)     likelier     (c)     likelihood     (d)     liken    
    12. (a)     do     (b)     have     (c)     make     (d)     look

    Spelling

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    Paragraph 2

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    Put the text back together

    (...)  pairs of parents and toddlers interacted with e-books and paper books. The researchers found that with electronic books, parents
    (...)  or "don't change the volume" than ask questions or make observations about the story.
    (...)  rather than about the story. Children were likelier to say things like, "don't push that button"
    (...)  toddlers interacted with each other less with both types of e-books than they did with the printed books. A researcher said
    (...)  pages that you turn with your fingers, makes parents and children interact more than they do when reading
    (...)  as animation, graphics and sound effects. The researchers discovered that the parents and
    (...)  better than e-books for bedtime reading. The study suggests that the good old printed book, with real
    (...)  go before they replace the traditional bedtime book - the paper one. A new study shows that paper books are
    1  ) The march of technology may seem unstoppable, but all things digital may have a way to
    (...)  that when they did speak, they were far likelier to talk about the device and the technology
    (...)  formats. These were printed books, basic e-books on a tablet, and enhanced e-books with features such
    (...)  asked their children fewer questions and made fewer comments about the story.
    (...)  with an electronic book. Researchers from the University of Michigan studied how 37
    (...)  The study involved observing parents and children (aged two or three) reading from three different book

    Put the words in the right order

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    2. book   .   traditional   they   bedtime   Before   replace   the
    3. that   study   are   books   paper   A   better   .   shows
    4. pages   you   fingers   .   with   that   turn   Real   your
    5. fewer   With   books,   questions   .   electronic   asked   parents
    6. observing   children   .   The   and   parents   involved   study
    7. with   e-books   features   such   Enhanced   as   animation   .
    8. each   toddlers   and   Parents   with   other   interacted   less   .
    9. were   likelier   far   technology   .   to   talk   about   They
    10. or   about   story   .   the   make   questions   Ask   observations

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

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    The study involved observed / observing parents and children (aged two or three) reading from three different book preformats / formats. These were printed books, basics / basic e-books on a tablet, and enhanced / implanted e-books with features such as animation, graphics / graphically and sound effects. The researchers discovered that the parents and toddles / toddlers interacted with each other fewer / less with both types of e-books than they did with the printed books. A researcher said that when they did speak, they were far / fair likelier to talk about the device and the technology rather than about the story. Children were likelier / liked to say things like, "don't push that button" or "don't change the volume" than ask questions or make / do observations about the story.

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    the march of technology may seem unstoppable but all things digital may have a way to go before they replace the traditional bedtime book the paper one a new study shows that paper books are better than ebooks for bedtime reading the study suggests that the good old printed book with real pages that you turn with your fingers makes parents and children interact more than they do when reading with an electronic book researchers from the university of michigan studied how 37 pairs of parents and toddlers interacted with ebooks and paper books the researchers found that with electronic books parents asked their children fewer questions and made fewer comments about the story

    the study involved observing parents and children aged two or three reading from three different book formats these were printed books basic ebooks on a tablet and enhanced ebooks with features such as animation graphics and sound effects the researchers discovered that the parents and toddlers interacted with each other less with both types of ebooks than they did with the printed books a researcher said that when they did speak they were far likelier to talk about the device and the technology rather than about the story children were likelier to say things like dont push that button or dont change the volume than ask questions or make observations about the story.

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    yhaveawaytogobeforetheyreplacethetraditionalbedtimebook-thep
    aperone.Anewstudyshowsthatpaperbooksarebetterthane-booksfo
    rbedtimereading.Thestudysuggeststhatthegoodoldprintedbook,wit
    hrealpagesthatyouturnwithyourfingers,makesparentsandchildrenin
    teractmorethantheydowhenreadingwithanelectronicbook.Research
    ersfromtheUniversityofMichiganstudiedhow37pairsofparentsandto
    ddlersinteractedwithe-booksandpaperbooks.Theresearchersfoundt
    hatwithelectronicbooks,parentsaskedtheirchildrenfewerquestionsa
    ndmadefewercommentsaboutthestory.Thestudyinvolvedobserving
    parentsandchildren(agedtwoorthree)readingfromthreedifferentboo
    kformats.Thesewereprintedbooks,basice-booksonatablet,andenh
    ancede-bookswithfeaturessuchasanimation,graphicsandsoundef
    fects.Theresearchersdiscoveredthattheparentsandtoddlersinteract
    edwitheachotherlesswithbothtypesofe-booksthantheydidwithth
    eprintedbooks.Aresearchersaidthatwhentheydidspeak,theywerefar
    likeliertotalkaboutthedeviceandthetechnologyratherthanaboutthes
    tory.Childrenwerelikeliertosaythingslike,"don'tpushthatbutton"or"
    don'tchangethevolume"thanaskquestionsormakeobservationsabou
    tthestory.

    Free writing

    Write about paper books for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    Paper books are better than e-books for bedtime reading. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google's search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.
    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about this news story. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.
    3. PAPER BOOKS: Make a poster about paper books. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. BEDTIME READING: Write a magazine article about parents spending at least 30 minutes every night reading bedtime stories. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against this.
    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).
    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.
    6. PAPER BOOKS: Write a letter to an expert on paper books. Ask him/her three questions about them. Give him/her three of your ideas on them. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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