The Reduction of a Text

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Students will learn how to perform the generic and selective reduction of a text. By learning how to identify and shorten the core information in a text, the students will be ready to learn, as a further step, how to write a good summary.


 

Lesson plan

Class:

  • 3-4th year students
  • intermediate level

 

Prerequisites:

  • The students should have already studied the basic components of the English syntax. They should be able to recognize adjectives, adverbs, linkers, etc in a text. They should also be able to read and understand complex texts, identifying personal opinions and nuances.

 

Lecture organisation:

  • 1 x 45 mins. lecture + class

 

Teaching strategies and tools:

  • The students may need a handout with a copy of the exercises in order to take notes and work individually.
  • Use of visual materials and PowerPoint.

 

Objectives:

  • Students will learn how to perform the generic and selective reduction of a text.
  • By learning how to identify and shorten the core information in a text, the students will be ready to learn, as a further step, how to write a good summary.
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