Meaning of READING in English

READING

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a compass bearing/reading (= a direction shown by a compass )

We took a compass bearing to ensure we were walking in the right direction.

a poetry reading (= when poems are read to people, usually by the writer )

I used to like giving poetry readings.

a spelling/reading/listening test

I didn’t do very well in the listening test.

compulsive reading/viewing

‘Gardening World’ is compulsive viewing for gardeners.

essential reading

The journal is essential reading for doctors.

light reading

It’s a really good book if you want a bit of light reading .

reading glasses (= for reading )

She looked at him over the frames of her reading glasses.

reading/writing etc material(s)

Videos often make good teaching material.

reading/writing skills

Their reading skills are poor.

speed reading

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

close

All this led Barth back to a closer reading of the Bible, and especially of Paul.

Each side claims a closer reading than the other.

This again is relevant to school tasks since it is near vision that is used for close work such as reading and writing.

But a closer reading tells a different story.

But a closer reading of the Gospels reveals a much more complex drama being enacted.

essential

It's time to get Britain working again - essential reading for every voter.

We think it's essential reading but then we would say that wouldn't we.

Everyone knows that a Street Directory of Dublin is essential to the reading of joyce.

Many thanks for a thoroughly useful newspaper which is essential reading .

They are essential reading for child care lawyers who wish to represent their clients effectively in court.

The latter half of the book should be essential reading for all chemists and engineers working on chemical plants.

I have no hesitation in recommending this book as essential reading for all who are legitimately involved in this field.

further

The book also has a useful appendix on further reading .

However, one thing which the book lacks is any guide to further reading .

The further reading in this area is enormous.

Several good references are listed in the further reading , but you need not worry about them now.

Teacher training colleges are also listed, as are books for further reading .

A further set of readings come from chemically analysing soil samples collected from streams.

Admittedly, after graduation, many students go no further in their reading and thinking.

interesting

In the context of the £33 million earmarked for 20 City Technology Colleges, that figure makes interesting reading .

The report I commissioned on you makes for interesting reading .

A glance at the provisions of the Convention makes interesting reading .

There was further very interesting reading in the U.S. golfing magazine.

But here it is, all five foolscap pages, and it makes quite interesting reading .

This, unlike the first one, makes interesting reading , and is referred to continually.

His observations may make interesting reading .

The guidance, when it appears, should make interesting reading .

light

I heave an armchair into the kitchen, lay out some light reading , and prepare a flask of coffee.

He appears to enjoy light reading .

The cameraman is taking light readings and setting his lenses.

They were very glad to borrow the few Penguin books we brought along with us, even though they are not particularly light reading .

This book, however, seems firmly aimed at that omniscient 10 percent. Light reading , it is not.

open

In each case the splices result in appropriate splice junctions and a single open reading frame.

The three-letter abbreviations for the 659 amino acids encoded in the open reading frame beginning at nucleotide position 133 are also shown.

This is based unashamedly on a system which will be familiar to students of Open University reading courses.

■ NOUN

books

Grade a number of reading books .

Leapor in many places feels compelled to defend the pleasure she takes in writing poetry and reading books .

She sits in her bed-sitting-room-study reading books .

They learn about disability by doing courses and reading books .

The Secretary of State for Education and Science is keen on people reading books .

In some traditional reading books there was a clear assumption that boys were leaders and girls were followers.

She was always very quiet - reading books and pre-occupied by her kids.

frame

In each case the splices result in appropriate splice junctions and a single open reading frame .

The three-letter abbreviations for the 659 amino acids encoded in the open reading frame beginning at nucleotide position 133 are also shown.

The reading frame is closed 15 codons upstream of this start site.

glass

Theodora remained standing, polishing her reading glasses vigorously.

He looked up, removed his reading glasses , then got to his feet and indicated the second sofa.

You are well advised, when the Whitney Biennial comes along, to be sure to remember your reading glasses .

Fifteen, if he needed to find his reading glasses .

Then he put on his reading glasses again and this time it made some sense.

He sent me there the other day to pick up his reading glasses .

map

There were three tests on map reading .

It reminds me of those half-houses which according to normal criteria of map reading shouldn't exist.

Some knowledge of map reading is useful.

material

It will need to have a ledge to support the reading material and strong clamps to hold pages in place are useful.

By level 8, the reading material is as demanding as it can be.

To list background reading material . 5.

The Lawyers' Library in Appendix 4 gives details of these publications and other useful reading material .

A spontaneous way to effect magnification is to bring reading material close to the eye.

It provides a variety of reading material from newspapers and other authentic sources, which parallel and reinforce each story.

Like the Prince, she requests and gathers together information and reading material on all of the subjects she has taken on.

There is a hunger for reading material , for books of all kinds, educational and recreational.

matter

I was grateful for the information you conveyed regarding Heather's reading matter on Rhodes.

Thus the best libretto ever written for the best opera ever written is scarcely tolerable as reading matter .

There were also other changes, such as in available reading matter .

Armed with the knowledge gleaned from reading matter and known computer buffs I travelled far and wide.

The noble Lord is not, you understand a personal friend of mine: just my current reading matter .

An infra-red scanner winks its inflamed eye at him as he goes into the lounge in search of reading matter .

Appropriately, it is the garbage people who bring me my reading matter .

Before getting off the bed, Mungo scanned the books to see what reading matter Vic preferred.

poetry

As audience he used occasionally to come to my poetry readings in the seventies and eighties.

The commercial streets are filled with upscale shops, art galleries, outdoor cafes and bookstores where poetry readings are held.

It was the internationalism of the 1965 poetry reading , cultural, post-Beat, off-beat, and art-oriented.

Reception, Saturday, 6 to 9 p. m., with music, hosted bar and poetry readings .

At the many poetry readings we set up for Andrei Voznesensky there were no protest interruptions.

There were films to see and poetry readings to attend in small, smoky bars, all affordable for impoverished artists.

The poetry reading at the institute.

It's summer 1992, a poetry reading evening in a working men's club.

process

For psychologists and educators concerned with the reading process or with the teaching of literacy, these insights marked a new beginning.

Studies of eye movement during the reading process provide further evidence of the role of higher level knowledge.

Textermination examines the fictionality of the novel from the point of view of the reading process .

For this distinction to take place higher level knowledge must be affecting the reading process .

Eye movement studies have also been used to demonstrate the role of syntactic knowledge in the reading process .

This is largely because human readers use an understanding of the text that can guide the reading process .

The reading process can however be conceptualized in other ways without necessarily abandoning a language-based position.

public

And it became apparent that the general reading public was not only prepared, but positively eager, to listen.

But the stories never swept the reading public off its feet the way the Sherlock Holmes tales did.

Topics covered include news and feature writing, fiction, writing for children and for the new reading public .

But would a publisher - or the reading public for that matter?

Thus Ben Jonson on the simple-minded reading public of 1625.

Popular literature appealing to the semi-educated proliferated, reflecting the growth of a reading public not unlike that of the contemporary West.

Duncombe's poem was reprinted a number of times and thus kept Leapor's name before the reading public for several decades.

He was fortunate in that his choice of subjects and his robust story-telling were perfectly in tune with his reading public .

skill

The work will examine groups of children and adults differing in reading skill .

The word-games reinforce spelling and reading skills , and encourage accuracy.

This may also indicate preparatory drill in reading skills and the handling of information sources. 2.

They shed much fresh light on the nature and development of reading skill .

It is particularly useful at a stage when pupils have very limited reading skills .

Develops intensive reading skills and reading for gist, gives practice in business vocabulary and revises grammatical structures.

speed

As their reading speed increases, so does the excitement!

Do you vary your reading speed and method accordingly? 2.

One of these is that there will inevitably be widely different reading speeds .

All students, however, can learn how to use their reading speed strategically.

Adjust your reading speed and method accordingly. 7.

Each of these has specific purposes, may require different reading speeds and demands a purposeful, critical attitude on your part.

Count the number of words on those two pages and you will be able to calculate your reading speed .

Flexibility in your reading speeds . 3.

■ VERB

develop

Perhaps it sharpens and develops reading , decoding, and comprehension skills.

Most 11-year-olds are not being encouraged to develop advanced reading skills; a small but significant number are illiterate.

In addition, the Activity Book provides a stimulating range of tasks designed to develop reading , writing, and speaking skills.

Teacher's notes give practical hints on developing reading skills, together with ideas for implementing play-reading in class.

Beech's idea of consistent rules could be developed for even easier reading and learning.

Objects are often excellent material to use with very young children, who have not yet developed reading and writing skills.

Connections in Reading A &038; B encourage pre-intermediate students to read for pleasure and develop their reading skills.

enjoy

Most students enjoy reading , but dislike having to write.

Find enclosed the member's card for the Cool cats club and two newsletters! hope you enjoy reading !

He enjoys reading and his main sporting interests are rugby and gaelic football.

He appears to enjoy light reading .

I do hope you enjoy reading them and have lots of fun trying out new ideas.

Emma Lee lives in Liverpool and enjoys reading , handicraft and playing the keyboard.

Lottie Crumbleholme is eight and enjoys reading and playing the piano.

Most students say they enjoy reading .

give

My brother was now traveling to several towns in Galicia, where he gave talks and readings from his work.

Look, if you can't do sharing sums, give your readings to my assistant.

However, that part of his brain may have been damaged and unable to give an accurate reading .

Mr Bisset, assistant teacher at Port Ellen gave readings .

He continued to give lectures, readings and radio talks.

The pulses received are counted by the driving software and give a direct reading of the cursor's position on the screen.

A problem was that most of the radiometer measurements gave low readings on the instrument's most sensitive scale.

make

The bottom of the league makes worrying reading .

The results so far make somewhat bemusing reading .

In the context of the £33 million earmarked for 20 City Technology Colleges, that figure makes interesting reading .

The report I commissioned on you makes for interesting reading .

A glance at the provisions of the Convention makes interesting reading .

Young Bruce's flirtation with Padstow lifeboat didn't make good reading .

If this list of opponents to the film makes impressive reading , then it was soon to become even more so.

The one thing Roy will definitely make a point of reading is innovations catalogues.

write

Because of educational difficulties, many deaf people, though intelligent, have poor reading and writing skills.

He often stopped reading or writing to stare into the distance, dreaming perhaps of some ambitious plan.

He discusses the benefits for all learners of listening to, reading and writing poetry.

It contains further reading , writing and listening exercises.

In addition, the Activity Book provides a stimulating range of tasks designed to develop reading , writing , and speaking skills.

The four key skills of reading , writing , listening and speaking will be tested at first and Second Level.

Objects are often excellent material to use with very young children, who have not yet developed reading and writing skills.

Time is passed by reading , writing , listening to music, playing cards, doing jigsaws, etc.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

reading/printed etc matter

Armed with the knowledge gleaned from reading matter and known computer buffs I travelled far and wide.

But they also noted whether there was reading matter in the house.

I was grateful for the information you conveyed regarding Heather's reading matter on Rhodes.

The noble Lord is not, you understand a personal friend of mine: just my current reading matter .

There were also other changes, such as in available reading matter .

Thus the best libretto ever written for the best opera ever written is scarcely tolerable as reading matter .

Typographer a specialist in the design of printed matter , and in particular the art of typography.

Typography the design and planning of printed matter using type.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a poetry reading

an energetic reading of Beethoven's "Pastoral Symphony"

Even a casual reading of the text gives you an idea of the theme.

Handouts and additional reading will be provided in class.

His hobbies include reading and hiking.

My reading of the situation is that this conflict is likely to get worse over the next few months.

Temperature readings were as cold as -2°.

The children are separated into groups for reading .

The electricity meter reading was much higher than I'd expected.

We use atmospheric pressure readings from barometers to forecast the weather.

What's George's reading of the situation at work?

What's your reading of the latest trade figures?

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Complicity between the two personae is betrayed by using the reading performed to justify the choice made.

I fancy it comes from over reading , so I do as little as I can.

It has crucial importance for the accommodative phase of reading progress.

It was no good; reading at this moment in time was the last thing she felt like.

Our reading today is about sharing.

Sometimes the second reading , usually made from the Apostolic writings, had the same theme especially in Lent or Advent.

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