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Vocabulary – Books 1.

Ways of Reading

Ways of Reading

Put each of the following words or phrases into its correct place in the
sentences below.
skip look up browse
skim dip into wade through
flip through refer to peruse
read (from) cover to cover scan

(a) I spend a lot of time in bookshops. I don’t often buy books. I just
__________.

(b) If I come to a boring bit in a book, I just _______ a few pages till
the real story starts again.

(c) I’ll ___________ his number in the phone-book.

(d) I didn’t know the word. I had to ______________ a dictionary.

(e) Of course an encyclopedia is not a book you __________. You just


_________ it for things that interest you.

(f) I never liked history at school. I found it very hard to


_____________ all that boring stuff about wars and revolutions.

(g) We have requested our lawyers to ____________ the document


with the greatest care to decide whether it’s legal or not.

(h) Some people have the ability to ___________ a page, which means
to read it very quickly, just taking in the main points.

(i) I sometimes _____________ a magazine in a newsagent’s but I


don’t usually buy one.

(j) She _______ed the advertisement pages of the newspapers.

Kelly
Vocabulary – Books 1. Ways of Reading

Ways of Reading

Put each of the following words or phrases into its correct place in the
sentences below.

skip look up browse


skim dip into wade through
flip through refer to peruse
read (from) cover to cover scan

(a) I spend a lot of time in bookshops. I don’t often buy books. I just
browse.

(b) If I come to a boring bit in a book, I just skip a few pages till the
real story starts again.

(c) I’ll look up his number in the phone-book.

(d) I didn’t know the word. I had to refer to a dictionary.

(e) Of course an encyclopedia is not a book you read from cover to


cover. You just dip into it for things that interest you.

(f) I never liked history at school. I found it very hard to wade through
all that boring stuff about wars and revolutions.

(g) We have requested our lawyers to peruse the document with the
greatest care to decide whether it’s legal or not.

(h) Some people have the ability to skim a page, which means to read
it very quickly, just taking in the main points.

(i) I sometimes flip through a magazine in a newsagent’s but I don’t


usually buy one.

(j) She scanned the advertisement pages of the newspapers.

Kelly
Vocabulary – Books 1. Ways of Reading

(a) browse : If you ~ in a shop, you look at things in a fairly casual


way.
If you ~ through a book, you look through it in a fairly casual way.
이것 저것 구경하다. 여기 저기 대충 읽어보다.
(b) skip
(c) look up : If you ~ a fact or a piece of information, you find it out by
looking in something such as a reference book or a list. e.g. look
up a word in a dictionary (해답, 단어 등을) 찾다.

(d) refer to : If you ~ a book or other source of information, you look at


it in order to find something out. 조회하다. 참조하다.
e.g. He referred briefly to his notebook.

(e) read from cover to cover : read something from the beginning to
the end.

dip into : If you ~ a book, you have a brief look at it without


reading or studying it seriously. e.g. a chance to dip into a wide selection of
Tibetan Buddism. (물에 잠깐 담갔다 꺼내다.) 무엇을 꺼내려고 손 따위를 디밀
다.

(f) wade through : ~ a dull book. 재미없는 책을 참고 읽어나가다.

(g) peruse : read a letter, article, or document (formal word) 정독하다.

(h) skim

(i) flip though : quickly turn over pages in order to find a particular one
or to get an idea of contents. e.g. flip through a magazine 훌훌넘기며보다

(j) scan : look through sth quickly in order to find important of


interesting information

Kelly