Thursday 24 October 2013

Reading Part 2

Reading Part 2
In this part of the exam you will read five descriptions of people and eight short texts on a variety of subjects.  You need to match each person to one of the eight texts.
The focus of this exam is reading for detail.
Action Plan
  1. Read and underline the key facts about each person before you read the eight short texts.
  2. Read the short texts as quickly as possible to get a general idea of what it is about (scan).
  3. Read again more carefully (scan) to look for specific information
  4. You may need to paraphrase (read and understand the same thing written in a different way), using different words and phrases.  This is where your knowledge of vocabulary is important.
  5. Do not leave any questions unanswered.  If you are not sure of the answer, make a guess.
  6. Eliminate the paragraphs you have already used, or are certain are not the answer.  Then concentrate on the paragraphs that remain.

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