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CHECK OUT: WRITING A SUMMARY Orientation You will choose a text, read it and then summarize it. Your partner will have to answer questions about your text, based on your summary.

Preparation Read the keywords on the envelopes. Choose a text that you think sounds interesting.

2

Read the text. Highlight keywords and topic sentences. Fill in the grid.

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Question

Answer

How?

When?

m

jk

Where?

ex e

What is it about?

pl

Main topic of the text Who is it about?

READING

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1

ki

Why?

3

Write a summary of the text. Use your own words. Use the grid above to write the first draft. Check and correct if necessary: Did you answer the WH-questions (who, what, where, when)? Does your text follow the order of the original text? Is your text shorter than the original? Is your spelling and punctuation correct?

4

Find a person in the class who reads a different text. Read each other’s summaries, and then answer the 3 questions you will get.

UNIT 7:

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WRITING

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In

Action

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Profile for VAN IN

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