IELTS BASIC Lesson 2 Presented by Lam Thi My Linh
Unit aim: In today lesson, you will learn about … • Building your confidence in skimming and scanning skills. • Be familiar with Short-answer Questions.
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
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?
What is the purpose of the text? • Who would read it? • What are the key words or features that help you decide? TEXT 1
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
What is the purpose of the text? • Who would read it? • What are the key words or features that help you decide? TEXT 2
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
What is the purpose of the text? • Who would read it? • What are the key words or features that help you decide? TEXT 3
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
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
Cassini • The name of the spacecraft? TEXT 1
July2004 • The launch date of the spacecraft? TEXT 1
$4.99 (for 2 pairs) • The price of the socks: TEXT 2
Monday 2nd December • The day when you can see the works of art? TEXT 3
Game Time PERSONALITY How Sensitive Are You?
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!
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?
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.
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?
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.
Question 6 • Which do you prefer to be? • polite • friendly • funny
Add up your points & check your results! • POINTS • A = 5 points • B = 3 points • C = 1 point
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.
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.
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?!
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.
Strategies for Short-answer Questions • Identify the word limit in the instructions. Identify
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.
Strategies for Short-answer Questions • Read that section of the passage carefully and writeyouranswers. • Proofread your answers for the word limitand word forms.
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
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.
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
Task 2 – FOOD TRIVIA Take 1 minute to scan the article for the names of
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.
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.
Test Yourself 1 Read the text ‘FOOD TRIVIA’ and answer questions 1-5 within 10. minutes.
Test Yourself 2 Read the text ‘THE PEACE CORP’ on pages 12-13 and answer questions 1-5. within 10. minutes.
Relax with a song! Listen to the song “Beautiful in White” by Shayne Ward and fill in the blanks with one word or phrase.
Check your answers! • nervous • missing • heaven • breath • timeless • endless • reason • eyes • love • fallsinlove
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/
In the next lesson, we will focus on … Matching Sentences/Phrases to Paragraphs & Matching Headings to Paragraphs