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Module E

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Transcript of Module E

PREDICTING
Reading strategies
The opening paragraph
Reading strategies
Read the questions carefully.

Do not look up every word in the text. HOWEVER, look up words in the questions that you do not understand.

Read each paragraph and answer the question related to it.

When you are asked to name ONE thing, do not name more than one.

The questions on the exam often paraphrase the words in the text. To find the answer, look for a phrase that has the same meaning as the paraphrase.
Answering questions
Context clues
Reading strategies
Module E
The writer's opinion
Reading strategies
Reading strategies
Text organization
Pay attention to grammar when you have to answer questions.

Remember the the word "
by
" is followed by a gerund (
verb+ing
).

When a question asks about the
title
, it is really asking you to find the
main idea
.

When your question starts with : "
both
", ask yourself what do
they
have in
common
, what is the
connection
between them?

Do not give more information than you are asked for in a question. For example: Do
not
give
examples
unless you are asked to.
Listening startegies
Reading the TITLE and THE FIRST SENTENCE of each paragraph will help you predict what is article about.
A writer may begin an article with an anecdote, example or question in order to grab the reader's attention and
the purpose

is to illustrate a point.
You can figure out the meaning of a new word from the surrounding sentences.

These sentences can offer important clues.
Sometimes, the writer's opinion is state clearly. When it is not, then the reader can INFER the writer's opinion from the language in the text.

The
adjectives
used by a writer are a good indication of hers/his
opinion
.
The FIRST paragraph introduces the topic

The MIDDLE paragraphs describe various aspects of the topic in greater detail.

The LAST paragraph ofter reaches a conclusion.
Some questions require inferring, which means that you have to put together what you read in the text with what you already know about a topic to figure out something new.


You may be asked about an
idiomatic

expression
. You may
not
find its meaning in a
dictionary
. Read carefully the sentences that come
before
and
after
the expression, and you will
find
the answer.
When you are asked to complete a sequence of cause and effect...

1. read all the statements carefully before you answer.
2. understand the meaning of THE CONNECTOR used in the text.

1. Pay attention to the time and note when the listening begins.

2. Read all the questions so you know what to listen for.

3. When listening, try to take notes in the margin, even in your own language
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