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Audiobooks have been around for quite a few years and have slowly increased in popularity. They are a great option for people who have impaired vision or are in situations where reading a book is impossible.

Audiobooks are also popular with language learners as a way of practising their listening skills which are often not as advanced as their reading skills.


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  • audiobook (noun)
  • listen (verb)
  • read (verb)
  • popular (adjective)
  • popularity (noun)
  • e-reader (noun)
  • difficulty (noun)
  • advantage (noun)
  • disadvantage (noun)

The Question

Try and have a conversation for 2-3 minutes answering the following question.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of audio books?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to Audiobooks
  • Do you listen to audiobooks? If yes, which ones? If not, why not?
  • Do you think audiobooks are a good resource for language learners?
  • Do you prefer reading books or listening to audiobooks? Why?
  • Do you think audiobooks will increase in popularity in the future?
  • In what situations would it be easier to listen to an audiobook instead of reading a book?
  • In what situations would it be easier to read a book instead of listening to an audiobook?

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