Saturday, December 17, 2016

IELTS Express Upper Intermediate Second Edition Unit 1 Reading p.10-14

(Supplementary Materials for Specific Textbooks--IELTS Express Upper Intermediate)


Board Race: drive, docs, pub
Board Race Answers on PowerPoint: drive, slides, pub
P.12, Exercise C, Supporting Details, Suggested Answers on PowerPoint: drive, slides, pub
Homework and Answer Key:  drive, docs, pub
Quiz for pages 13-14 (Teacher reads questions orally, and students compete in teams to get the right answers): drive, docs, pub

Board Race.  There are 15 questions.  All of the questions are from pages 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14.  Work as a team to find the answers in your book.  Then write the answer on the board.  Only one team member may go up to the board at a time.  You may not bring this piece of paper or your textbook with you to the board.  The first team to get the correct answers to all 15 questions up on the board will get a prize.
1.  Do you ever scan in everyday life?  Can you give an example?

2.  What are 4 different types of questions you may encounter on the reading test?

3.  What can help you grasp the general meaning of the text?

4. The total word length of all 3 texts combined is between __________ and  __________ words.

5.  How many questions are there in total?

6.  True or False:  All the reading questions will be based on the same task type?

7.  The reading passages will be targeted at which audience?

8.  How long will the reading test last?

9.  Will you have extra time to transfer your answers onto the answer sheet?

10.  In the IELTS test, you won’t have time to read the whole passage carefully.  Therefore you should find the answers quickly using a combination of __________ and __________ reading.

11.  When you skim, you should read _________________ especially closely, because these sentences will give you an overview of the text.

12.  When looking for specific information in the reading text to answer questions, you need to  __________ the passage to locate relevant keywords.

13. When scanning, you shouldn’t always expect to find an exact match between the reading passage and the exam question. You need to look for __________ as well.

14   How many passages are in the reading test?

15.  What involves running your eyes over the text quickly to get a general idea of the text?
Answers:
1.  Do you ever scan in everyday life?  Can you give an example?

Yes. Example train time table

2.  What are 4 different types of questions you may encounter on the reading test?

matching headings to paragraphs, short answer questions, multiple choice and sentence completion

3.  What can help you grasp the general meaning of the text?

titles, captions, photos and illustrations

4. The total word length of all 3 texts combined is between __________ and  __________ words.

2,000 and 2,750

5.  How many questions are there in total?

40

6.  True or False:  All the reading questions will be based on the same task type?

False

7.  The reading passages will be targeted at which audience?

general, non-specialist audience

8.  How long will the reading test last?

1 hour

9.  Will you have extra time to transfer your answers onto the answer sheet?

no

10.  In the IELTS test, you won’t have time to read the whole passage carefully.  Therefore you should find the answers quickly using a combination of __________ and __________ reading.

skim and scan

11.  When you skim, you should read _________________ especially closely, because these sentences will give you an overview of the text.

topic sentences

12.  When looking for specific information in the reading text to answer questions, you need to  __________ the passage to locate relevant keywords.

scan

13. When scanning, you shouldn’t always expect to find an exact match between the reading passage and the exam question. You need to look for __________ as well.

synonyms

14   How many passages are in the reading test?

3

15.  What involves running your eyes over the text quickly to get a general idea of the text?

skim


Homework:
1). Do the practice test on pages 13-14 (questions 1-16) at home.  Time yourself.  Give yourself only 20 minutes.  Afterwards, check your answer with the answer sheet that the teacher will give you.  Mark any questions you got wrong, and ask about them in the next class.
2).  Read the green  exam strategy boxes for: Matching Headings to Paragraphs, Summary Completion, and Short Answer questions.  Try to memorize the information.  Your teacher will give you a quiz on the next class.


Homework:
1). Do the practice test on pages 13-14 (questions 1-16) at home.  Time yourself.  Give yourself only 20 minutes.  Afterwards, check your answer with the answer sheet that the teacher will give you.  Mark any questions you got wrong, and ask about them in the next class.
2).  Read the green  exam strategy boxes for: Matching Headings to Paragraphs, Summary Completion, and Short Answer questions.  Try to memorize the information.  Your teacher will give you a quiz on the next class.


Homework:
1). Do the practice test on pages 13-14 (questions 1-16) at home.  Time yourself.  Give yourself only 20 minutes.  Afterwards, check your answer with the answer sheet that the teacher will give you.  Mark any questions you got wrong, and ask about them in the next class.
2).  Read the green  exam strategy boxes for: Matching Headings to Paragraphs, Summary Completion, and Short Answer questions.  Try to memorize the information.  Your teacher will give you a quiz on the next class.


Homework:
1). Do the practice test on pages 13-14 (questions 1-16) at home.  Time yourself.  Give yourself only 20 minutes.  Afterwards, check your answer with the answer sheet that the teacher will give you.  Mark any questions you got wrong, and ask about them in the next class.
2).  Read the green  exam strategy boxes for: Matching Headings to Paragraphs, Summary Completion, and Short Answer questions.  Try to memorize the information.  Your teacher will give you a quiz on the next class.

1. iii
2. ii
3. x
4. ix
5. vi
6. vii
7. v
8. i
9. devised
10. pressurised lifestyles
11. realistic expectations
12 (any) unfinished work
13 tell their bosses
14. during the trip
15. all inclusive (holiday)
16 a travel rep
Quiz p.13-14

Matching Headings to Paragraphs

1.  What do you have to do for this task?  (You are asked to find a suitable paragraph heading from a list to match to the appropriate paragraph.)

2.  Which one is correct?  There will be more paragraphs than headings, or more headings than paragraphs?  (More headings than paragraphs.)

3.  There are two types of headings.  What are they?  (Headings that summarise the information of a paragraph, or headings that pick out key information in the paragraph.)

4.  What are distractors?  (Wrong answers.  This might include supporting information that comes from a paragraph, but it is not the main idea of the paragraph.)

Summary Completion

1.  What are the two types of summary completion?  (You have to complete the gaps with the exact words from the passage, or you have to take words from a given list.)

2.  Is spelling important?  (Yes)

3.  What should you always check for?  (The maximum word limit)

4.  You have to select the best word or words based on which two criteria?  (Meaning, and grammatical compatibility.)
Short-Answer Questions

1.  Which is true?  The order of the questions will be the same as the order of the passage, or the order of the questions will be different than the order of the passage?  (The order of the questions will always be the same as the order of the passage.)

2.  What should you focus on in the question?  (Keywords)

3.  TRUE or FALSE.  The keywords in the question are usually exactly the same words as in the passage.  (False.  Synonyms and paraphrases.)

4.  TRUE or FALSE.  When you write your answer, you should use synonyms and paraphrases.  (FALSE.  Use exactly the same words as the passage as far as possible.)











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