Skimming and scanning activities in READING

My dear friends, skimming and scanning is an art which plays a key role in your IELTS reading test and if you are unaware of this art then it is good to practice it beforehand otherwise you might be in trouble on your final day.

Skimming is reading title, headings and illustrations to decide if material is of interest and scanning texts means to locate information. Here are some activities taken from BBC Skillwise which help you to understand about these two skills.

Factsheet: Skimming and scanning

Worksheet: Scanning text to find information quickly

  • Scan texts to locate information.
  • Practice in using scanning to locate specific information in a tabular text.
  • Note that this authentic text uses the 24-hour clock.

ACTIVITY

Worksheet: Skimming text to look for main ideas

  • Skim read title, headings and illustrations to decide if material is of interest.
  • Practice in using skim reading to read a tabular text quickly to get general information.
  • Note that this authentic text uses the 24-hour clock.

ACTIVITY

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SCANNING ANSWERS

SKIMMING ANSWERS

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/0/

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