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Students discuss the exercise

Students discuss their experiences with the exercise, and tell us which keywords they wrote down.

In this video our students will share their experiences with the previewing exercise.

Previewing is something most people skip but is needed to give your brain an outline. By previewing a text or book you create a quick overview in which you can place the information you will read later on. Try it out and you will soon notice you’ll get better and faster at it.

Please share your experiences with the other learners:

  • Did you find the exercise hard or easy to do?
  • What did this exercise teach you about previewing?

  • And do you want to practise once more? Open the PDF below, and try to preview this text in max. 90 seconds. Good luck! In the other file you will find an example of a good preview of the text.
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