ESOL Rt/L1.5a Use skimming, scanning and detailed reading in different ways for different purposes

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

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

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rt/E3.9
Rt/E3.7
Rt/L1.5
Rt/L2.7
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E3.7a Scan different parts of texts to locate information
ESOL Rt/E3.9a Relate an image to print and use it to obtain meaning
ESOL Rt/L1.5a Use skimming, scanning and detailed reading in different ways for different purposes
ESOL Rt/L1.5b Use reference material to find information
ESOL Rt/L2.7a Use different reading strategies to find and obtain information, e.g. skimming, scanning, detailed reading
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism