* Prediction is an important reading skill as it will enable you to enhance your understanding of text by anticipating what will happen next.
* Predicting can be done by using what you know about the text: plot, setting, character, issues and relating them to your own knowledge to figure out possible outcomes.
* For example, if you are watching a film or TV programmer about lawyer, you can predict that the defense lawyer will say that his client is ‘not guilty’ and give reasons. Here are some phrases and predictions about the words that will follow:
‘I think’ + an opinion.
‘I am afraid that’ + bad news.
‘Next’ + another topic or point.
* Things that you need to take note of to help you make prediction while listening.
(a). Discourse marker.
i. Firstly, finally, however, so, then, eventually.
(b). Transitional phrases.
i. The point that: want to make…. …
ii. The importance thing here is… …
Kennth.B. (1997).Inference. [Online]. Available: http://esl.about.com/library/lessons/blscan. Html. [2009 September 11].
* Scanning is a reading skill used to find specific information quickly. Scanning involve moving your eyes quickly down the page seeking specific words and phrases.
* When scanning, do not read everything in detail. We only look for keyword or concentrate on certain parts. Ignore other unrelated information.
* This skill often use when looking up a word in dictionary.
Tips for better scanning
* When scanning, look for author’s use of organizer such as number, letter, steps or sequence connector such as first, second or next.
* Selectively read and skip through section of passage.
* Use reading and any other aids that will help you identify which section might contain the information you are looking for.
* Do not read anything in detail. Let your eyes move quickly across the page until you find... [continues]
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