Keywords and comprehensions
key words in comprehensions
- Words that sum up the main meaning of the question. - Words that help us find the answer in the passage.
Why do we need to locate the key words?
1. Helps us identify what is being asked. 2. Helps us go back in the story and locate the answer, by finding the same word or a phrase that discusses the key word. 3. Simplifies the question for us, making it easier to answer.
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Text: There once was a boy named John. John lived in East London and took the bus to school every day. He loves going to school as he is apart of the soccer team, and they play matches every Thursday. Question: When does John play matches? Key word: matches Answer: Thursdays
Often the key word is a… - location - date - name - figures
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The key word can be a synonym for a word in the text:
Example: Recommendations about __________________ are given to the wife-to-be . Passage statement: Her guests often tease the bride about her husband and give her advice about married life. Answer = married life