London is the capital of EnglanD. ------------- FACT: No one can say that it is not
Fried fish is delicious. -------------------------- OPINION: Somepeople may disagree
HOW TO SEPARATE FACT & OPINION
Don’t believe that everything you read is true or correct.
Remember that some writes try to make their opinions look like facts
Words showingthat something may be a FACT EVIDENCE, PROVE, CERTAIN, POSITIVE, SURE.
Words showing may be an OPINION THINK, BELIEVE, CLAIN, PERHAPS, SUGGEST, POSSIBLE, MAY, MIGTH, COULD.
READING QUICKLYHOW TO READ QUICKLY
Don’t read anything twice and never stop.
Look at groups of words, not individual words.
Pick out important words such as nouns, verbs, names and dates.
Ignore anywords or phrases you don’t know.
Real faster when you get to a part you think is not important.
1. HANG ON hang in hang out hang on hang over
2.-TAKE PART IN take place intake part in take pride in take turns take time over
3.-GOING HOME coming home going here go home go to here going home
4.-TOLD OFF hold off told of tell off told to told off
5.-THOUGHT TO broughtto taught to thought to thought of thouqht about
HOW TO UNDERSTAND ANTONYMS
o Underline words you think are antonyms
o Check to see if possible antonyms are the same part of speech
oExchange the antonyms in a sentence to see if the meaning is the opposite.
o Is one word the opposite of the other?
o Is there a small difference in meaning?
o Why has the writer used thisparticular world?
WORDS WITH DIFFERENT MEANINGS
Using a dictionary to look up words that have several meanings.
HOW TO UNDERSTAND WORDS WITH DIFEERENT MEANINGS:
Check to see if the word isthe correct part of speech you need.
Look at all the meaning that is definitely inappropriate.
Decide which meaning could be the one you need.
Read the example sentences and decide if the...