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  • Writer's pictureGail Morris

Learning Good Reading Skills

Reading Skills are very important. We need good reading skills both to pass exams and also if you are going to be working with people in (or from) English speaking countries.

The main reading skills are:

1) Skimming

Skimming is a quick glance at a text in order to understand the Main Idea.

2) Scanning

Scanning is an important skill which allows you to focus on important Details. In a reading test, scanning allows you to find the right answers quickly.

3) Understanding Paragraphs

Paragraphs are built in a certain way. If you understand the way a paragraph is built, then it is easier to understand the meaning of the paragraph. This is important if you are reading something to pass an exam, or for your work or studies.

4) Guessing New Words

When you are reading in English, there will be some new words that you may not understand. In this case, you should ask yourself some questions like what part of speech is this word and can I figure out the meaning of the word from its context? The context is the words that come immediately before or after the unknown word, and also from the bigger context of the whole paragraph and passage.

I can help you to improve your reading skills in all these and other ways. If you want to know more please contact me.

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