Objectives Understand the difference between skimming and scanning To be able to use skimming and scanning strategies when doing comprehension.
Scanning Searching for keywords, ideas or a particular answer. Involves moving your eyes quickly down the page seeking for specific words and phrases .
Strategies Look for organizers such as: numbers , letters ,steps ,words ,first , second or next . Look for words that are bold faced ,italics ,words in a different font size ,style , or colour.
Skimming Enable us to quickly identify the main ideas of the text. Skimming is done at a speed 3 to 4 times faster than normal reading. Skim when we have lots of materials to read in a limited time .
Strategies Read the headings ,titles ,subtitles and illustrations. Read the 1 st and the last paragraph . Read the 1 st and the last sentence of the same paragraph .
Useful expression … any American growing the plant would soon find himself in prison, despite the fact that marijuana cannot be produced from the hemp plant…(para 4,line 7) Regardless of/in spite of/ 不管 , 儘管 , 任憑 He went to work despite the fact that he was ill. 儘管生病 , 他還是去工作。