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  1. IELTS BASIC Lesson 2 Presented by Lam Thi My Linh

  2. Unit aim: In today lesson, you will learn about … • Building your confidence in skimming and scanning skills. • Be familiar with Short-answer Questions.

  3. IELTS Reading Question Types • Multiple choice • Sentence completion • Note / table completion • Summary completion • Short answer questions • Labeling a diagram • Map completion • Flow chart completion • Pick from a list • Classification • True / False / Not Given • Yes / No / Not Given • Finding information in • paragraphs • Paragraph headings

  4. Task 1 Directions: Take 30 seconds to skim each of these three texts and quickly answer the questions. • What is the purpose of the text? • Who would read it? • What are the key words or features that help you decide?

  5. What is the purpose of the text? • Who would read it? • What are the key words or features that help you decide? TEXT 1

  6. Task 1 – Check your answers! TEXT 1: Purpose: To inform readers about a new book. Reader: Magazine or newspaper readers, students Key words: Saturn / spacecraft / prepare yourself / book

  7. What is the purpose of the text? • Who would read it? • What are the key words or features that help you decide? TEXT 2

  8. Task 1 – Check your answers! TEXT 2: Purpose: To advertise the sale of some cheap socks. Reader: Newspaper reader, general public. Key words: Sale / $ / City Superstore / the general layout

  9. What is the purpose of the text? • Who would read it? • What are the key words or features that help you decide? TEXT 3

  10. Task 1 – Check your answers! TEXT 3: Purpose: To advertise an art auction. Reader: Art dealers, newspaper readers Key words: Modern and contemporary / Auction / On View / the general layout

  11. Task 2 Directions: Take 30 seconds to scan the texts in Task 1 to find the following information. • The name of the spacecraft • The launch date of the spacecraft • The price of the socks • The day when you can see the works of art

  12. Cassini • The name of the spacecraft? TEXT 1

  13. July2004 • The launch date of the spacecraft? TEXT 1

  14. $4.99 (for 2 pairs) • The price of the socks: TEXT 2

  15. Monday 2nd December • The day when you can see the works of art? TEXT 3

  16. Let’s have a break!

  17. Game Time PERSONALITY How Sensitive Are You?

  18. Question 1 • There’s a new boy in your class. He’s very quiet. What do you think? • He’s shy. Perhaps he’s sad. • It’s OK. Some people aren’t very talkative. • He’s very rude!

  19. Question 2 • Your mother is very tired. What do you say? • Don’t be lazy! • Let me help you! Really, I insist! • Can I help you?

  20. Question 3 • The bus is late. How do you feel? • Impatient and angry. Stupid bus! • A bit impatient. • Worried – perhaps there’s a problem with the bus.

  21. Question 4 • A friend finds some money in the street and she puts it in her pocket. What do you think? • That’s OK – she hasn’t got a lot of money. • She’s selfish. She should give me some money! • She isn’t very honest – whose money is it?

  22. Question 5 • Your neighbor's dog is ill. What do you say? • Don’t worry. I’m sure he’ll be better soon. • That’s really terrible. Try to be brave. • Don’t be stupid, it’s only a dog.

  23. Question 6 • Which do you prefer to be? • polite • friendly • funny

  24. Add up your points & check your results! • POINTS • A = 5 points • B = 3 points • C = 1 point

  25. Let’s check your results! • 12 points or less: You aren’t very sensitive and sometimes you can be rude. Try to think of other people and more thoughtful.

  26. Let’s check your results! • 13-20 points: You’re a friendly, sociable person. You’re honest and quite generous. Sometimes, you are sensitive, but try to think of others a bit more often.

  27. Let’s check your results! • 21-30 points: You’re polite, generous and very sensitive. You aren’t selfish and you always think of others. Did you answer the questions honestly?!

  28. SHORT-ANSWER QUESTIONS

  29. Tips for Short-answer Questions • Short-answer questions ask you to write ONE, TWO OR THREE WORDS for each question. • The words must come from the passage. • If you write more than the maximum number, you will not get a mark. • Articles “the / a / an” are not included in the 3 words.

  30. Strategies for Short-answer Questions • Identify the word limit in the instructions. Identify

  31. Strategies for Short-answer Questions • Decide the type of information needed to answer the question. • Scanfor the keywords in the passage to help you locatetherelevant part of the text.

  32. Strategies for Short-answer Questions • Read that section of the passage carefully and writeyouranswers. • Proofread your answers for the word limitand word forms.

  33. Match the question word/ phrases on the left to the types of answer they might require. f a e c a a b d c g a

  34. Task 1: FOOD TRIVIA Directions: Take 10 seconds to scan all the headings in the article. Then close the handout and see how many headings you can remember. Tell your partner what they are.

  35. Task 1 – Check your answers! • Brown o white • A fishy story • Vitamin C • Beefing it up • Sniff sniff • Busy bees • An apple a day … • Bread

  36. Task 2 – FOOD TRIVIA Take 1 minute to scan the article for the names of

  37. Task 2 – Check your answers! CV

  38. Task 3 – FOOD TRIVIA Directions: Take 30 seconds to skim the sub-heading and the beginning of each paragraph and tell your partner briefly what the whole article is about. →The whole article provides detailed information about the problems concerning food in our life.

  39. Task 4 – FOOD TRIVIA Directions: Take 30 seconds to skim “Brown or White” and tell your partner briefly “what it says”. → The paragraph explains which types of eggs: brown or white eggs are better for your health.

  40. Test Yourself 1 Read the text ‘FOOD TRIVIA’ and answer questions 1-5 within 10. minutes.

  41. Check your answers!

  42. Test Yourself 2 Read the text ‘THE PEACE CORP’ on pages 12-13 and answer questions 1-5. within 10. minutes.

  43. Check your answers!

  44. Relax with a song! Listen to the song “Beautiful in White” by Shayne Ward and fill in the blanks with one word or phrase.

  45. Check your answers! • nervous • missing • heaven • breath • timeless • endless • reason • eyes • love • fallsinlove

  46. Beautiful in White – Shayne Ward

  47. Homework Task! Practice more on Short-answer Questions, go to the website: http://www.ielts-exam.net/practice_tests/69/IELTS_General_Reading_short_answer_questions/660/

  48. In the next lesson, we will focus on … Matching Sentences/Phrases to Paragraphs & Matching Headings to Paragraphs