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Reading Speeds 25 Jan 2010

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Lesson materials for EAP lesson on improving sreading speed. Taken from by Alexander, O., S.Argent and J. Spencer 2008. "EAP Essentials" Reading:Garnet.

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Reading Speeds 25 Jan 2010

  1. 1. Developing your reading speed 25 January 2010
  2. 2. Aims • to set targets to work towards improving reading speed • to develop ability to read groups of words • to practise reading in meaningful phrases • to become aware of your reading speed in English
  3. 3. How fast do you read in English? • How many words do you think the average native speaker can read per minute? • a) 5000 • b) 300 • c) 800 • d) 500
  4. 4. Your target is 200 w.p.m. • We are going to measure your reading speed now. • Read. Record. Respond.
  5. 5. Reasons for slow reading? • Unfamiliarity • Difficulty • Long words • Long sentences • Distractions • Inefficient processing skills
  6. 6. • STOP
  7. 7. • THE END
  8. 8. • Good luck!
  9. 9. • Open here
  10. 10. • Thank you
  11. 11. • NO ENTRY
  12. 12. • FIRE EXIT
  13. 13. • Low fat
  14. 14. • FREE OFFER
  15. 15. • There are many
  16. 16. • a major actor
  17. 17. • a serious issue
  18. 18. • on the contrary
  19. 19. •in terms of
  20. 20. • more significant than
  21. 21. • this is situated
  22. 22. • On the other hand
  23. 23. • on the basis of
  24. 24. • the fact that
  25. 25. psychosomatic illness
  26. 26. collocation exercises
  27. 27. insubstantial evidence
  28. 28. pathogenic bacteria
  29. 29. efficient reading techniques
  30. 30. mobile robot localisation
  31. 31. instinctive behaviour
  32. 32. cost stickiness analysis
  33. 33. Reading and eye movement • Cover the text with a piece of paper. • Uncover one line and read it. • Your partner records the saccades. • Work out the average.
  34. 34. • There are many ways to categorise blogs. They can be categorised by media type: a blog which is made up of videos is called a vlog, and one which is made up of photos is called a photoblog. • They can also be categorised by the device which is used to compose them so that a blog written by a mobile device such as a mobile phone is called a moblog; or they can be categorised by genre, such as political blogs or travel blogs
  35. 35. How many saccades?
  36. 36. How many saccades?

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