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1 How to read a text How to read a text Examination tests: not only reading and understanding Open-ended tests Open-ended tests Summary SummarySummary

2 Read a comprehension text at least twice 1. To get an overall impression of what its about 2. To concentrate on details Read slowly = spare time

3 Questions: ANSWER WITHOUT LOOKING AT THE TEXT WITH: Questions: ANSWER WITHOUT LOOKING AT THE TEXT WITH:

4 Guessing unknown words Get into the habit of doing without a dictionary Get into the habit of doing without a dictionary Look at the context (sentences that come before and after) Look at the context (sentences that come before and after) Look to see if the word is repeated Look to see if the word is repeated Dont waste too much time worrying about words you dont understand Dont waste too much time worrying about words you dont understand

5 Open-ended tests: You not only have to understand the text and the questions - you also have to decide how to express the answer how to express the answerhow to express the answer

6 how to express the answer how to express the answer Use your own words as far as possible Use your own words as far as possible Use some words from the text but avoid using long expressions or whole sentences Use some words from the text but avoid using long expressions or whole sentences Write the answer in its most natural form (often you dont have to make complete sentences) Write the answer in its most natural form (often you dont have to make complete sentences)

7 Introduction to summary See through the words to the ideas (often very simple) which lie behind them See through the words to the ideas (often very simple) which lie behind them

8 Possible approach go through the following steps steps

9 Read through the text from beginning to end, underlining all the points which should come into your answers – do not miss anything important; Read through the text from beginning to end, underlining all the points which should come into your answers – do not miss anything important; Make a list of notes in which you reproduce very briefly in your own words all the points you have underlined; Make a list of notes in which you reproduce very briefly in your own words all the points you have underlined; Without looking at the original text, join these points together into a paragraph; Without looking at the original text, join these points together into a paragraph; Change the order of the points if necessary, to make the construction more logical; Change the order of the points if necessary, to make the construction more logical; Look back at the text and check that you have produced a good summary. Look back at the text and check that you have produced a good summary.


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