Smart Meters reading comprehension
A reading comprehension activity, based on an extract from a Guardian article on the value of smart meters. Questions cover the following skills: reading for gist, skimming, scanning, identifying the use of a pronoun, vocabulary matching and inferring. Suitable for Entry 3 – Level 1. Could also be used as a starter activity at Level 2, prior to using the full text of the article for other activities.
A starter is also included: images of five genres of text – an advert, a sign / notice, an article (the article used in the main activity), a letter and a report. This could be used to introduce the theme of smart meters / energy saving, to elicit key vocabulary / existing knowledge and to identify the purpose / audience of each text. Suitable for E2 upwards.