Class 8: English for Today

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Unit: 4 | Lesson: 1 – 7


Lesson: 1 | Introducing a table of contents


You get a new book in hand. You see the title of the book and you want to read it. But does the title only give you enough information about what the book is all about? You also find the book divided into a few parts. Suppose, you want to read a certain part of the book. Certainly you will not like to waste time looking for it in the whole book.



Lesson: 2 | Using a Table of Contents


A table of contents is an important part of a book. It gives us information about what is inside a book. It tells us what each of the parts of the book is about. It also tells us how to go to the page where the part starts. A table of contents is usually written as ‘contents’ at the top of the page. The list of the parts is presented in the order that they appear in the book. The list contains the titles or the of the parts. It sometimes mentions the sections as well as the subsection titles with the chapter/ unit/ lesson titles.

It also includes the foreword or preface, book map, index, and the page numbers.