Learn English with the News: “Book Domino!”

Tēnā koutou!

(that’s “hello” to more than 3 people in Maori).

Here at ABA English, we love reading. We love books, we love the internet, we love anything that tells us a story or helps us learn.

That’s why we chose this news item for the lesson!

Also, it is quite a short news clip, so for any beginners out there, this is the perfect place to start.

Want to know more?

1. Read the text
2. Understand the vocabulary
3. Watch the news


Belgian reading association Boek.be has set a world record with the longest book domino chain, comprising almost 5,000 volumes.

Designed to celebrate books and promote reading, the 614 meter or 670 yard long trail took just six minutes to run its course.

And this tale had a happy ending … festive fireworks.


booksDomino chain – chain reaction in which one thing makes another fall over, another fall over… in this case one book makes another fall which makes the next fall and so on.

Volumes – books.

Promote – to make people aware of (something, such as a new product) through advertising : to make (something) more popular, well-known, etc.

Yard – a unit of measurement equal to 3 feet (0.9144 meters) or 36 inches.

Trail – a path.

Tale – a story about imaginary events : an exciting or dramatic story.

Festive – cheerful and exciting : suited to a celebration or holiday


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