Reading passages don't always have to concentrate on words; for scanning skills especially, a page of a financial newspaper works very well. Photocopy the main news from the financial page of a newspaper written in English, not the boring part which is all numbers, but the part that has real stories, but lots of stats hidden within them, and put two columns on the board; one of numbers, percentages etc; the other of what those statistics refer to. Students must match them up within three minutes.
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Angus Savory 18-08-2011