Reading

How Texts Present Ideas


Reading an Article – radicalisation

This is a unit to talk learners through a news article about an attack on a mosque. The aim is to look at more advanced vocabulary and understand the words and their context.

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Formal or Informal English?

This is a video animation explaining the differences between formal and informal language and an explanation of when you would want to use one or the other. The video also looks at some of the characteristics of the two types of language to help you better write letters adopting a formal style.

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Understanding Bias

Bias is present in many types of writing. This video looks at ways of spotting biased viewpoints in a document.

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Using and Recognising Persuasive Language

This video identifies the most common forms of persuasive language and explains how each works and can be used to good effect to encourage the reader to do something or to simply agree with the writer's point of view.

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The Purpose of a text

As part of the reading exam you could be asked to identify the purpose of a text. This module will show you how the language of a text shows you its purpose.

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Identifying Layout Techniques

In this video we look at how documents use style and layout to present their ideas.

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Finding Information in Texts


Reading Comprehension

This is a module to look at two documents (one newspaper article and one leaflet) and use these to answer a series of questions to check your comprehension.

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Skimming & Scanning

Skimming and Scanning is an invaluable reading technique that enables you to find the information you need more quickly. It's particularly useful in exam situations when you're up against the clock!

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