extensive reading

What is ‘extensive reading’

Posted by 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.

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