What is ‘extensive reading’
Posted by pakguru on January 7th, 2020 | 0 comments | extensive reading, IELTS, jumbled sentences, reading, text reconstruction
When most people prepare for IELTS reading, they think about subskills like skimming and scanning, but sometimes overlook another very important activity – extensive reading. With ‘extensive’,
- Students read a lot and read often.
- There is a wide variety of text types and topics to choose from.
- The texts are not just interesting, they are engaging and compelling.
- Students choose what to read.
- Reading purposes focus on: pleasure, information and general understanding.
- Reading is its own reward.
- There are no tests, no exercises, no questions and no dictionaries.
- Materials are within the language competence of the students.
- Reading is individual, and silent.
- Speed is faster, not deliberate and slow.
- The teacher explains the goals and procedures clearly, then monitors and guides the students.
- The teacher is a role model…a reader, who participates along with the students.