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II Predicting from the title

Look at the title from a magazine article, which of the following ideas would you find in this article. Then discuss with your friends on the answers.

Perth: A Good Place to Study

________ ________ ________ ________ _______

  • 1.

    Perth is a dangerous place

  • 2.

    There are good universities in Perth.

  • 3.

    The education system in Perth is very bad.

  • 4.

    People are friendly in Perth.

  • 5.

    People like to walk and jog in the city parks.

III Predicting from the main points.

HOW CAN PEOPLE COMMUNICATE WITH ANIMALS?

People have been talking with animals ever since prehistoric times, when we first began to work with horses and dogs. But it is impossible to teach animals to use human language. Animals do not have the right kind of vocal organs needed for speaking human languages. What can we do so that we can communicate with animals?

  • 1)

    What is your prediction when you read the title? ___________________________________________________________

  • 2)

    Skim the first paragraph; Who is the passage about? ___________________________________________________________

  • 3)

    Read the last sentence; What is your prediction for the next paragraph? ____________________________________________________________

Tip.

For the prediction strategy, first you read the title and figure out what the

passage is about and you can also look at the subheadings and pictures, if any.

Secondly, read the first paragraph by skimming (picking out what you think they are main ideas). Don’t pay your attention on every word. While reading you can predict

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