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Guessing Meanings from Contexts Vocabulary Knowledge for Effective Reading
What do you do when you find difficult words in your reading? Look it up in he dictionary? Ask your friend? Ask your teacher? Try to guess what it means?
The best strategy is: try to guess! Guessing is faster; it doesn’t interrupt your reading Helps your comprehension because you stay focused on the general sense Helps build vocabulary since you are more likely to remember the words Allows you to enjoy your reading more
How to guess the unknown words? Use the context (the text surrounding the words) Use the grammatical structure of the sentence and decide the word’s parts of speech Recognize the words that connect ideas (pronoun, synonym, antonym)
From the context, guess the meaning of the underlined word! When you come to a new country, it is important to know the zap of the people in that country to help you communicate with them. Zap: language
Use the grammar of the sentence to guess the unknown word You should dry the soggy towel now because there is sunlight. Otherwise, it will take a long time to dry. Soggy: adjective, it means wet