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These questions are for use with any reading passage for intermediate/advanced students. They are especially useful for newspaper or magazine clippings.


The purpose is for students to monitor their progress and to be able to gain something from each reading.


Part a – prediction skills


Part b – 1 to show students that some passages are more useful than others

               2 for students to monitor their progress

               3 for students to get ‘the main ideas’

               4 for students to get the details

               5-6 Vocabulary retention skills

               7 Internet skills




Further questions:


Do you agree with the author’s opinions?

Can you find any metaphors?


                               Examples of the grammar we have just learnt?


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