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Everyday English 1
Everyday English 1

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4 Reading for detail

Being able to read texts carefully to find the information you need is a vital skill for life, work and study. When you can read for detail confidently, you can study new subjects, learn new information and understand key texts for both work and general life.

At a very basic level, reading a text carefully keeps you safe. The sign below is very short, but the information it provides is vital for people’s safety. It allows you to answer the question, ‘Where do I go if there is a fire?’

A fire point sign
Figure 18 A fire point sign

Similarly, the sign below gives information about what you should wear to be safe in a particular area. What should you wear?

A safety sign
Figure 19 A safety sign