miércoles, 25 de julio de 2012

Talking point: What do you read and how do you read?

In November last year The Learning Network of the New York Times came up with the question What do you read and how do you read? for its readers.

Get together with the members of your conversation group and discuss the questions below with them.

Are you a voracious reader?
Do you know anyone who is?
Do you read books, magazines, newspapers regularly?
How often do you go to a library to borrow books?
Do you prefer to read online or in print?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of both media?
What kinds of things do you read in an average day, and how do you read them?
For instance, do you read novels you find at bookstores or libraries, or do you buy and read them on an e-reader?
Do you often follow links on social networks like Facebook or Twitter?
How would you characterize the kinds of things you read that way?
Do you think you are reading more because technology makes books, magazines, newspapers, Web sites, blogs and other sources of print entertainment and information easily available? 
How do you find new things to read? Do you browse bookstores or Web sites, or get recommendations from friends, teachers, social media or elsewhere? 

To gain some insight into the topic, you can read a number of articles on the future of reading in The New York Times, and you can also watch a video where the members of an American family discuss their reading habits.

The entry Books everyone must read on this blog also deals with our reading habits.