The linker BUT in “But she lived in an area of Pakistan […]”, (§ 7) could be substituted, without change of meaning, for:
How old was Malala Yousafzai when she was shot?
Both skimming and scanning are specific reading techniques necessary for quick and efficient reading.
1.When we apply this technique, we go through the reading material quickly in order to get the gist of it, to know how it is organized, or to get an idea of the tone or intention of the writer.
2.When we apply this technique, we only try to locate specific information and often we do not even follow the linearity of the passage to do so. We simply let our eyes wander over the text until we find what we are looking for, whether it be a name, a date, or a less specific piece of information.
The techniques described above refer to, respectively:
The title of the text refers to two different pieces of news, which are, respectively:
According to the text, Malala was worried because:
The adjective HARSH in “[…] the Taliban had effectively taken over governance, and imposed its harsh ideology […]” means:
You asked your intermediate students to write questions about the text Good News – Bad News. One of the students wrote the following five questions. Choose the only correct question.
The writer said that she couldn’t stand it anymore. (§ 4). The verb STAND, in this context, means:
Consider the following paragraph:
“The set of practices, codes and values that mark a particular nation or group: the sum of a nation or group's most highly thought of works of literature, art, music, etc is referred to as _________ (1). The cultural dimension of language learning is an important dimension of second language studies. Education is seen as a process of socialization with the dominant culture. In foreign language teaching the culture of the _________ (2) may be taught as an integral part of the curriculum."
Choose the option which presents the two words that complete the paragraph above, respectively.
There are two occurrences of the word HARD in the text. The first one is in “[…] but it was really hard for me to be sympathetic […]” (§ 3). The second one is in “I studied hard […]” (§ 4). The word HARD in these sentences belongs to the following classes, respectively:
Choose the alternative which presents the following sentence rewritten in the passive voice.
Someone has shot Malala near the school.
Malala “defied their will”, so it means that:
The conjunction ALTHOUGH in “Although she’d been deeply hurt by the break up with her boyfriend” (§ 4) could be substituted, without change of meaning, for:
The noun NEWS was correctly used in “The news came one afternoon in May of 1993.” (§ 2) Choose the only correct sentence, as far as the use of the word NEWS is concerned.
Read these sentences about Malala. Choose the sentence in which the present perfect has been INCORRECTLY used.