LANGUE ANGLAISE APPLIQUÉE à
L'INFORMATIQUE ET à LA GESTION
strategies should I use to understand technical texts and pass my written
English exam ?
There are a wide variety of strategies that you can use to improve your reading
comprehension and arrive at to-the-point answers.
Before you read:
Ask yourself: what do I know about this topic?
What will it most likely be about?
How is it likely to develop?
NB: the title and any headings will help you to make informed
guesses about all of this.
If you find it helpful, read the questions before you read the passage
As you read:
is it developing as I expected?
Re-read paragraphs you are not so sure about
Don't worry too much about unknown words; try to guess their meaning from the
After you have read:
Ask yourself: what were the main points?
The purpose of any reading
comprehension test is to see how well you have understood the passages and most
of them test an in-depth or detailed understanding of the passages.
Read the questions
Then read the questions carefully and match the questions to the section(s) of
the passage to which they refer. This, I think, is the best time for skimming
passage, scanning for
information and re-reading
you are being tested on: