1st condition: experience
do we need to
what are the keywords?
how are they built,
where do they appear
in the sentence?
what about the words
which come before and
Let’s assume we start work in class with the English article, the BECKHAM one, and let’s imagine we engage in some sort of interaction with our students, something like,
we have a magazine article here, and we want to find out some basic information, things like, where and when the match took place, who won it, who scored the goals, and why this victory is important
there will probably be a lot of words we don’t know
do we need to understand everything, given our purpose in reading this article? What are the words that we definitely need to understand?
how can we deal with “new” or “difficult” words? Let’s try and see, for instance,
how these words are made, maybe if they are made with pieces of words that we already know …
which position they hold in the sentence: perhaps we’ll find out that one must be a verb, another one must be an adjective …
let’s see if we can get some help by looking at the words that come before and after …
let’s make a hypothesis, and then let’s go on reading and check if we were right or if we need to go back and try something else …