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Everyday English 1
Everyday English 1

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2 Ways of reading

A bookshop with lots of choice
Figure 8 Working out what you should read

Different types of text have different purposes and different audiences. But how can you work out what you should read or how carefully you should read it? How can you pick out what’s important?

You don’t read every single word of every text you see each day. You have a number of ways of filtering texts. These mean you can find the information you need from a text to decide if you should read more of it or not.