Most of my students who are about to take TERZA MEDIA exams think READING COMPREHENSION is the easiest type of exam but when they take it they make a lot of mistakes.
Let's see some tips that will help them do it right.
1. SKIMMING AND SCANNING
- The first time you read try to get the main meaning, the gist (SKIMMING).
- Then read the questions.
- Read again the text, this time more carefully, and focus on each paragraph (SCANNING).
- Now underline the parts you think are connected to the questions.
A. GRAMMAR and SYNTAXIS
Use the SVOMPT order.
I am sure there are words you don't know but you can use your dictionary. Sometimes using the bilingual dictionary can make things more difficult. So use logic.
For example you find the word MAILBOX. This is a compound word so divide it in two parts MAIL and BOX. Of course you know their individual meaning(mail=letter, box=container), put them together and you will have the meaning of MAILBOX=container of letters= CASSETTA POSTALE.
Learn it! Do it!
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I hope these tips will be useful! Let me know about your exams!