ESOL Rt/E2.1b Use reading strategies to obtain information from texts

Obtain information from texts (i) Know and use different strategies to get meaning from text, including: scanning for specific information or main events; skimming to get the gist by quickly reading titles or subheadings, or the beginning and end of a paragraph; reading thoroughly where detailed reading is necessary, e.g. to understand when action is required, and what that action is (ii) Use the strategies above for reading in a non-linear way when appropriate, especially on-line, using hyperlinks, etc.

A short description of the famous Australian horse race followed by comprehension questions. Includes suggested answers.

Level
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
English
AL Rt/E3.1 Understand longer texts
AL Rt/E2.1 Follow main points of short texts
Functional English reading
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E3.1a Understand how meaning is built up in a variety texts of more than one paragraph
ESOL Rt/E2.1b Use reading strategies to obtain information from texts
Context
Sport
Leisure, Hobbies, Travel & Tourism
Animals, animal care, farming & equine

An adaptation of the text originally contributed by Amanda Burgess. I’ve simplified it for ESOL E2-E3 learners and added a vocab box as well – either for learners to investigate themselves or to be taught by the tutor ( Eg,What other charities do you know about….What other ways do charities use to raise money…etc).

From an ESOL point of view, the resource ties in with the core curriculum reading descriptors as well as the ‘Getting Involved in the Community’ part of the Citizenship syllabus.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E3.8a Read every word to obtain specific information
ESOL Rt/E3.4a Extract the main points and ideas, and predict words from context.
ESOL Rt/E3.1a Understand how meaning is built up in a variety texts of more than one paragraph
ESOL Rt/E2.1b Use reading strategies to obtain information from texts
ESOL Rt/E2.1a Use a range of strategies to trace & understand main events
Context
Voluntary & Charity