Tips for exercises like Reading for Information
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Reading is a key English skill. We not only read for pleasure, but also for information throughout our lives. Good reading skills are essential for success in all exams.
Most Hong Kong exams put great stress on the reading comprehension section.
The more your child reads and the more practice he or she has with reading skills, the better his or her chances are of excelling in exams and throughout life. Reading and writing go hand-in-hand so children who read a lot generally write well.
Conversely, children who dislike reading tend to have weaker vocabularies and more difficulty expressing themselves creatively in writing. As parents, there is much you can do to encourage your child to read.
The key to becoming an elite reader is to READ as much as possible and PRACTICE reading comprehension tasks.
Turn your child into a bookworm today!
This type of exercise is very common in local exams and students often lose marks. It involves looking at a leaflet/ticket/notice etc and then answering questions. Many of the questions are tricky which is why students lost marks. The best way to develop this skill is to practice and to look for clue like asterisks '*' which usually shows there could be a tricky question. See the image below:
"I am soooooo touched by the thoughtfulness and recognition that you bestowed upon Anthony. I have to say your love and dedication for students is unfathomable, and I can see God's grace in how you steer your students through their challenges, pursuits and most importantly, difficult times. "
-Edna (Parent of 3 students)
"Education is not about filling a bucket, but lighting a fire! "
- William Yeats