ESOL Rt/L1.5a

Use skimming, scanning and detailed reading in different ways for different purposes (i) Recognise that different strategies are useful for different purposes, and select appropriate strategies when approaching a text (ii) Use skimming skills in order to get the general gist of a text, and to quickly get to know the subject, tone or intention of the writer, e.g. skimming through a book of short stories to decide whether to take it out of the library, or skimming a website to ascertain its relevance to a specific purpose (iii) Know a range of common collocations and use them to help with understanding the gist of a text (iv) Take a non-linear approach when reading websites (v) Read topic sentences, and make predictions based on recognition of a range of textual features (vi) Use discourse markers to help predict what sentences are likely to follow, signal links with previous sentences and paragraphs, and do this with some speed

London Tube

Submitted by Janet Kinsey on Mon, 2008-02-11 16:53

Literacy: Rt/E3.7, Rt/E3.9, Rt/L1.5, Rt/L2.7

ESOL: ESOL Rt/E3.7a, ESOL Rt/E3.9a, ESOL Rt/L1.5a, ESOL Rt/L1.5b, ESOL Rt/L2.7a

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Resource type: Reading comprehension

Level: E3, L1, L2

A series of differentiated questions based on the famous London underground map. Great for scanning practice and sparking off further discussion or writing work.
Tube maps can be found at: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround/1106.aspx

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