Locating specific information in texts
L Learning point
To locate specific information is to find out the details the question asks.
1 look for the keyword(s) in the question.
2 find the same or similar word(s) in the text.
3 read the sentences before and after the word(s) in the text to find out the
(e.g.) Enjoy your shopping at Jolly Department Store! All ladies' clothing and
shoes are now on sales. Besides, you will receive a free gift for every $600
spent in our department store. You can choose between a shopping bag
or an iPhone case.
Angela spends $650 at Jolly Department Store. She can get
A a pair of ladies' shoes C a school bag
B a phone case D some ladies' clothing B
The keywords in the question are 'for free'. When we read the text again, we
know Angela can choose an iPhone case as a free gift for every $600 spent. That
means she can get a phone case for free.
P Practice point
Read the texts carefully. Choose the best answers for Questions 1-4. Write A, B, C
or D in the boxes.
The Modern Art Museum is open every Tuesday to Sunday. We open at 9 a.m.
and close at 6:30 p.m. We offer free guided tours to our visitors every afternoon.
The first guided tour starts at 1:15 p.m. and the rest take place every one hour
until 5:15 p.m. Visitors should meet at the ticket office five minutes before each
tour starts. After the tour, visitors may enjoy shopping in the souvenir shop and
buy some well-made gifts for family and friends there.
1 Calvin wants to join the guided tour. He has to .
A buy a guided tour ticket
B go to the Modern Art Museum on Monday
C go to the ticket office before the tour begins
D purchase some gifts from the souvenir shop first
Reading 1 Locating specific information in texts