Use everything on the page to help you in reading exams. Sometimes there are clues in pictures, headlines or paragraph headings.
- Predict what the text is about. What do you already know about the topic or subject? Your background knowledge will help you understand the text.
- Look at the title, headline or pictures to help you understand the text.
- Identify the type of text. Is the text a newspaper article, a web page, an advert or a story? Knowing the type of text will help you understand it.
How well did you do in the exercise? Do you think the tips will help you in your next reading exam?