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Two Ways to Read Books
For hundreds of years, books have been printed on paper. The pages are sewn or glued together to make a book. Today, we can also read books on the screen of a computer.
Books people read on a screen are called electronic books, but most people call them e-books for short. People buy e-books on the Internet and download them to a computer.
Many people read e-books on tablet computers because this kind of computer is small and light. You don’t need to sit at a desk or table to use a tablet computer. You can take a tablet computer to the park and read an e-book under a shady tree.
Just like paper books, people can buy fiction and non-fiction e-books. A computer can store hundreds of e-books. It’s like having your own library inside a computer!
Why Some People Like E-books Best
Reading any kind of book for a long time can make your eyes tired. That’s because your eyes work hard to focus on the words to see them clearly. With an e-book, you can make the words bigger. Bigger words are easier for your eyes to read, so your eyes don’t get tired as quickly.
An e-book is cheaper than a paper version of the same book. Why? When you buy a paper book, you are paying for the cost of the paper and ink used to make the book. E-books don’t need paper and ink, so they don’t cost as much as paper books.
Many people who care about the environment love e-books. As more people start reading e-books, fewer trees are cut down to make paper. That’s good for the environment!
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1. What does the e in e-book stand for?CorrectIncorrect
2. Choose each piece of information that make e-books different from all books.CorrectIncorrect
3. Why might people who buy lots of books like e-books best?CorrectIncorrect
A cause is something that makes something happen. It answers the question “why did this happen.”
An effect is what happened as a result of the cause. It answers the question “what happened.”
4. Which sentence tells the cause? Which sentence tells the effect? Drag each sentence to the correct spot.
- You read for a long time.
- Your eyes get tired.
5. Choose if the following statement is a fact or opinion: An e-book is cheaper than a paper version of the same book.CorrectIncorrect