2004/5/16 Common Vocabulary strand (v) Ex: The tourists were stranded in the desert. revolutionary (adj) Ex: This is a revolutionary discovery. estimate (v) Ex: We estimated his ability by this performance. self-conscious (adj) Ex: When you start feeling self-conscious, take a deep breath and focus your attention on other people. Back
2004/5/16 Sentence Pattern Inverted sentence Ex: But rarely does the mother raise more than one. (c-8) Ex: No longer did primitive people have to face animals with club or spear. (c-9) * Negative Adv + Auxiliary Verb + S + V Never have I heard of such a horrible story. In no way would the father let her have a party.
2004/5/16 * Only + Phrase/Clause + Auxiliary Verb + S + V Only by letter could he contact his friend Jack. Only if you try your best will you realize your dreams. * Adj/prep./N/Ving/pp. + V + S Unforgettable is his timely encouragement. In front of our house is a big road. Progress is constant correction of pass errors. Interesting to the children was funny cartoons. Gone are those good old days.
2004/5/16 Participial sentence Ex: She earned money by performing the daring aerial tricks she had learned in France, winning the nickname “Brave Bessie.” (w4) * Conj.+ Ving/pp …, S + V After reading a book, he would put it back. Because running out of money, he had to borrow from me. * With N + Ving/pp …, S + V With spring coming, I am in a better mood. With everything prepared, we started off. Back
2004/5/16 Reading Methods Inference - Inference -- - When the meaning isn’t actually stated in the passage. The word “probably” is a sign that I’ll have to figure out the answer by using the details in the selection. Critical Reading Critical Reading ---I try to know why did the author write this article and learn which of the statements is an opinion. Little by little, I could separate facts from opinions in the reading.
2004/5/16 Context Clues Context Clues ---I learn how to make a logical guess about the meaning of a new word. Some synonym or antonym of a new word is usually appeared nearly. Words with Several Meanings Words with Several Meanings ---When I use the dictionary, it always has several meanings of a word. And this part let me know how to find a meaning fits in the reading. Reference Skills Reference Skills ---Some reading tests will use diagram to display. And I could learn how to read it in this part. Back
2004/5/16 Connected Links I thought it is also a great place to find some reading materials. http://ec.hku.hk/vec/reading/default.htm Go into its “Reading Pathways” or “Reading on the Internet”, you can find lots of articles like “How to read a newspaper”. It has every week’s newspaper could let us read. Back
2004/5/16 Impressions After reading these materials, I got many methods about reading. I learned not only those skills but also a lot of information in the article. Though it needs much time to read, I still thought it’s a good way to learn English. It let me get something more than the text book. And some of the reading is interesting, too. Back