able to solve all kinds of reading problems on your own
believe in your own interpretation
How to become a proficient reader?
correct conception about ESL reading
ability to successfully interact with the text (unit 1,2 )
ability to read & analyze different kind of texts (unit 3 )
proper behavior patten
correct attitude – active & earnest
What is ESL reading?
ESL reading <> English-Chinese translation
different in purpose, reading action, and language used in thinking
ESL reading = active process
ESL reading = communicative functions
reading should interact with writing, listening and speaking
Why do you read?
90% for "information" — intensive reading
10% for "fun" — extensive reading
Ability to successfully interact with the text: 5 kinds of knowledge
to know: definition, synonym, antonym, usage, function, attribute
how to increase? concrete learning (在日常生活中練習具體的表達方式), context-based learning(在特殊情境下，練習特定會發生的字彙)
S + V + O
connection between sentences
connection between paragraph
expertise: professional knowledge
** cultural knowledge
organition: (= organitional pattern = structure)
sentences of the presentation of ideas
each paragraph = main idea + supporting details + sub-supporting details
passage = main idea of the passage + main idea of the paragraph + supporting details + sub-supporting details
How to present the main idea?
in Topic sentence
by Key word
how to identify "Conclusion"? (the beginning words of the last sentence of the last paragraph)
To sum up,
To wrap up,
In a nutshell,
In other words,
In these ways,
That is to say,
That is why,
This is why,
As a result,
As a consequence,
＊Always be misunderstood.
＊Majored in business administration, but contributing to satisfaction of primary living needs.
＊Prefer to speak out, and enjoy silence.
＊A Mandarin speaker, but not a grand-China nationalist; a Hokkien dialect speaker, but not an aggressive grass-root activist; an English reader, but not negative to my homeland; a baby Christian, but not a confrontationist to the God of earth.
＊With personalities of patience, cleverness, discernment, toleration, self-confidence, and friendliness.