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Do You Know About Active Book Dialogue?

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Do you know about “Active Book Dialogue”? It’s one of the innovative styles of holding a Book Club. We called it ‘ABD’ for short. Mr. Takemura is the (4)brains behind this system. Many people (2)look up to him because it has 8 merits that can benefit attendees.

  1. Ability to (1)look through books in a shorter time
  2. You get a detailed summary
  3. It is easy to memorize.
  4. One can get deep inspiration.
  5. Improves members’ leadership abilities.
  6. Allows sharing of knowledge between members members
  7. One can make friends and community
  8. It is extremely fun!


I tried to hold an ABD-style book club meeting because my friend recommended it. However, I didn’t completely follow the style because our book club only meets for 90 minutes. ABD usually requires 4 to 6 hours, if I were to stick to the original rule. I didn’t want to stray from our goal and (3) losing out in achieving it. Thus I changed some rules. As a consequence, we accomplished reading “Reinventing Organization”, between 7 members.

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Title: Do you know “Active Book Dialogue”?
Do you know “Active Book Dialogue”? It’s one of the innovative styles about holding a Reading Book Club. We called it shortly ‘ABD’. Mr. Takemura is the (4)brains behind this system. Many people (2)look up to him because it has 8 merits for attendees.
1. Can short time (1)look through
2. Get summary
3. Easy to memorize.
4. Can get deep inspiration.
5. Improve abilities for leadership.
6. Share same knowledge with members
7. Make friends and community
8. Extremely fun!

I tried to hold a ABD style book club meeting because my friend recommended. However, I didn’t completely follow the style. Because our book club has only 90 minutes. ABD usually require 4 to 6 hours, if I stick to the original rule. I didn’t want to(3) lose out our event’s aim. Thus I changed some rules. As a consequence, we accomplished reading “Reinventing Organization”, as 7 members.

Active Book Dialogue ® (ABD) 

Homework (writing training)

Make some sentences use these 4 phrasal verbs(No.1~4).
(1)look through:Examine, usually quickly.
(e.g.)”I’ll look through my mail to see if I can find your message.”
(2)look up to:Admire.
(e.g.)”He was a wonderful teacher and many students looked up to him.”
(3)lose out:Be unsuccessful; suffer a loss.
(e.g.)”I’m the one who will lose out if our plan goes wrong.”
(4)brains behind something: Someone who is the brains behind a project or action is the person thought to have planned and organised everything.
(e.g.)The police have arrested a man believed to be the brains behind the bank robbery.

notice

In this article, I try to appropriate use 4 phrasal verbs(No.1~4) in this article which I write my daily life and thoughts because I’m learning English. This is one of writing training.

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