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Transcript of Module E
The opening paragraph
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.
The writer's opinion
Pay attention to grammar when you have to answer questions.
Remember the the word "
" is followed by a gerund (
When a question asks about the
, it is really asking you to find the
When your question starts with : "
", ask yourself what do
, what is the
Do not give more information than you are asked for in a question. For example: Do
unless you are asked to.
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
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.
used by a writer are a good indication of hers/his
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
. You may
find its meaning in a
. Read carefully the sentences that come
the expression, and you will
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