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Ebooks

Kobo ebook

Ebooks can be read on various electronic devices

Dan and Alice talk about the rise of electronic books, or ebooks, which can be read on devices like the Amazon Kindle or Apple iPad.

This week's question:

In May this year, how many ebooks were available on the British Amazon site? Was it:

a) 65,000

b) 650,000

c) 6.5 million

Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme!

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Vocabulary

ebooks

electronic books (which can be read on electronic devices like the Amazon Kindle or Apple iPad)

digital

something which operates by using a computer processor

to download

to get information or digital material from a source on the internet and save it onto your computer or digital device

online

on the internet

hardbacks

books with stiff, hard covers

paperbacks

books with covers made of card which can be easily bent or creased

bankrupt

unable to pay back the debts it owes

to publish

to print something written, or make it available to the public

stable

not likely to change or come to an end

the nuts and bolts

the basic, essential parts