READING BRAINWAVES 2 STUDENT’S
Tour of a Lesson
PRE-READING introduces students to the theme of the reading. It does
this by introductory pictures and asking questions about them to test their
understanding of the vocabulary in the reading text. This is done through
matching exercises and choosing the correct answers from a supplied list.
READING TEXT focuses the students on the reading and requires students
to reflect on their pre-reading activities when applicable. Students read
silently first. They are not expected to understand every word; they should
be encouraged to read for the general meaning and to use contextual clues
and their university background knowledge to aid comprehension. Many of
the readings are in the form of conversations involving many people. This
gives the students the opportunity to perform role play and switch roles.
COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS provides students with an opportunity to
read the whole text or parts of it while looking for specific information to
answer a set of comprehension questions. In addition, students are asked to
identify meanings of words and expressions in the reading text. This
practice allows them to make inferences about meanings and asks them to
demonstrate their comprehension of the readings in a variety of ways, such
as using vocabulary in context.
VOCABULARY & UNDERSTANDING introduces vocabulary in context.
Students match different vocabulary items with their descriptions. This
section tests students’ understanding of the readings by asking content
LANGUAGE FOCUS includes grammar in practice where students are asked to
differentiate between grammatical structures and understand their
functional usage. Students are also asked to provide written output in the
form of linguistic structures which reflect the structures covered in the
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