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Reference book

A book you use to find a piece of information.

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Encyclopedia

A book or set of books that gives information about many different subjects, arranged in alphabetical order.

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Manual

A book that tells you how to do or use sth such as a car or a computer.

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Catalogue

A complete list of things you can buy or see somewhere.

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Pleasure

A feeling of enjoyment.

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Poetry

Poem in general. ( a poem is a piece of writing arranged in short lines which express thoughts and feelings through sound and rhythm).

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Novel

A book that tells a story about people or events that are not real.

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Mystery

A story in which the events are only explained at the end. (E.g. Murder mystery)

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Science fiction

Books about events that take place in the future, often involving travel in space. Syn = sci-fi ( informal)

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Non-fiction

Books about real facts, people, events, etc. Opp= fiction

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Biografphy

The story of somebody's life written by someone different.

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Autobiography

The story of somebody's life written by that person

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Title

The name of a book, play, film, etc.

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Cover

The outside part of a book, magazine, etc.

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Attract somebody's attention

If sth attracts your attention, it interests you so that you want to look at it.

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Browse

Spend time pleasantly in a shop looking at things.

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Paperback

A book with a thick paper cover. ( a hardback has a hard cover).

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Readable

Easy or interesting to read.

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Gift

A thing that you give to sb. Syn= present

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Author

The writer of particular book, play, etc.

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Look through sth

Read sth quickly. Syn= skim sth.

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Chapter

One of the parts into which a book is divided.

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Fascinating

Very interesting.

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Well known

Famous

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Well informed

Knowing a lot a bout a subject