Although the main objective is to show the difference between reading for gist and reading for detail, this activity will also reduce students’ levels of stress as it will help them realise they don’t need to understand everything from the text to be able to get the general idea.
Make copies of any part 3 from any PET exam book and crumple them up to make paper balls, like in the pic. Ask your Ss to pick up a paper ball, write down the words they get to see and compare their answers with a neighbour. Ask them to make guesses about what the text could be about.
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