4.3.2 Advice on identifying the main points from written materials

  • Practise by reading articles in ‘serious’ newspapers or magazines or listening to/watching serious programmes on the radio or TV, and making notes in English in your own words about the main points.

  • Write a summary of the article or programme.

  • Show it to a friend to see if he or she can get an idea of what the article was about from your summary.

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4.3.1 Self-assessment