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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #126296: Vocabulary: reading and writing.
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    Vocabulary: reading and writing.


    Reading is a fundamental activity. For centuries, it has given access to knowledge, and it still does. From our young years, reading has given us privileged moments of pleasure and discovery of the world through the stories and books we were read to. At best, these early readings have immersed our minds, and influenced them, giving them the pleasure of touching and "reading" books. They may have sparked off interest - and love - for books. Thus, reading may become a necessity and a pleasure occupying leisure time. Reading is a key to many entertaining fields and we should never neglect it.

     

     

    Writing is also a privileged form of expression and communication...

     

     

    READING:

     

                                        

     

     To read/ a reader 
     To read something aloud 
     To read to somebody  
     A bedside book 
     To scan something/ to skim through something                                                   
     To leaf through/ to browse through a book
     To decipher 

                                                                                       

                                              

    - To read something from beginning to end

    - To be immersed in a book

    - To take some reading matter

    - To leaf through a book/ to browse through a book

    - I can't make it out: I can't read and understand

     

                                      

     

    WRITING:

     To write/ in writing  
     The alphabet 
     Illiterate/ illiteracy 
     Handwritten 
     To inscribe/ an inscription                                                                                   
     An autograph
     To inscribe a book to 
     To take notes 
     In block letters/ block capitals   
     In capitals/ capital letters 
     In black and white 

     

                                  

                                                                                            A scribble/ a scrawl

    - To make a note of sg/To write sg down/ To jot sg down 

    - To have good/ poor (hand) writing

     

                                            

                                                          To decipher 

     

     Legible/ illegible  
     A scrawl/ to scrawl  
     A scribble/ to scribble 
     Spelling/ to spell  
     To annotate
     A draft
     A rough copy 
     A fair copy 
     To correct/ a correction                                                                                     

     To rub sth out/ To erase (with a rubber)

     To delete 

     To strike something out 

     To score something out 

     To make an alteration to something
     To edit something 

     

                                                

                                                          A rough copy

     

     To write something up 
     To rewrite 
     To reword 
     To copy something out 
     To transcribe/ a transcription                                                                                    

     

    - To read one's lips:  to interpret and understand what one says by observing the shapes of the words they form with their lips.

    - To read oneself to sleep.

    - To read one's mind/ one's thoughts: to guess what someone is thinking. 

    - To write one's own ticket: dictate your own terms.

     

    There you are! Now, you can do the test and pass it with flying colours! Go for it! 

     



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    1. Little Kyle has just started primary school, but he still wants to be every evening before going to bed.



    2. I’ll let you my bookshelves, and I’m sure you’ll find something interesting to read for this weekend.



    3. 'You can’t give me reports! You’ll need to type them and hand them back by tomorrow morning.'



    4. His handwriting is so bad that his letter is almost and I have to guess half of it.



    5. In the first of the novel, the ending was different and I liked it better.



    6. I shouldn’t have the receipt on my computer. I have lost the paper one and now I have no proof of my purchase.



    7. 'You should write in pencil. It would be easier to if you make mistakes.'



    8. This novel has become my . I’ve read it over and over again. I know some passages by heart.



    9. This book is so boring that I might with it. Can you recommend another one?



    10. 'Don’t forget, all sentences start with a and end with a full stop.'












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