Skimming and scanning_in_reading

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Skimming and scanning_in_reading

  1. 1. Objectives Understand the difference between skimming and scanning To be able to use skimming and scanning strategies when doing comprehension.
  2. 2. Scanning Searching for keywords, ideas or a particular answer. Involves moving your eyes quickly down the page seeking for specific words and phrases .
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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 .
  5. 5. 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 .
  6. 6. Vocabulary Pulp Hemp Logging Synthetic fibres Proponents
  7. 7. Vocabulary-Drugs Cocaine 可卡因 / 古柯鹼 Heroin 海洛因 Amphetamine 安非他命 Marijuana 大麻
  8. 8. 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。

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