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read for gist
To read a text and understand the general meaning of it, without paying attention to specific details.
read for the main idea
To read and understand the general meaning of a paragraph.
read for detail
To read a text in order to understand most of what it says.
A conclusion is drawn in the text on the basis of evidence and reasoning.
To find out what certain pronouns refer to in a text.
express the meaning of (the writer or speaker or something written or spoken) using different words, especially to achieve greater clarity.
read for purpose
to find out why the author writes the text.
read for specific information
To read a text in order to understand particular details. e.g. names, places, numbers etc.
The way spoken or written texts are joined together with grammar or lexis, e.g. conjunctions (Firstly, secondly), topic related
vocabulary, pronouns (e.g. it, them, this)
To read a text quickly to get a general idea of what it is about - e.g. reading a description of a city to find out if it sounds like somewhere you'd like to visit.
To read a text to look for specific information and paying no attention to everything else in the text.
deducing meaning from context
To guess the meaning of an unknown word by using the information in a situation and/or around the word to help.
schemata (singular: schema)
This is a system within the mind for organising knowledge and information. It helps us make sense of the world around us and provides a framework to understand new information connected to the topic.
To guess about the content of a text based on the title, subtitles, pictures etc.
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