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Unit 6 Exploring the world

Get fit: Effective reading strategy


List-map-table is an effective reading strategy that encourages you to improve your understanding the content, and to leam categorization skills.

1. Look through the text in order to understand what it is about.

2. You can look up new words if they help you understand the sentence.

3. Take notes of the most important fact or events. You can organize them as a list, or mind maD. or a table.

a) List

b) Mind map

c) Table

4. Read the text one more time. Do you need to make any changes?

5. Look at your notes. How can you use them for your presentation?

1. A factual text

a) Read the text What is it about? Look up the new words in the dictionary.

b) Use the skills box and write notes about the flights.

Maximum speeds, the longest flights, flight attendants’ weight and pilots’ meals - here are some little-known facts about air travel and its history.

1. Many airlines have a rule that each pilot flying the aircraft eats a different meal, in order to minimize the risk of all pilots on board being ill.

2. One third of the world’s airports are in the USA.

3. The first flight attendants had to weigh less than 115 pounds, be unmarried and be trained nurses.

4. An online check-in facility was first introduced by Alaskan Airlines in 1999.

6. In 1987, American Airlines saved an estimated $40,000 by giving one less olive in each salad served in first class.

7. The world’s busiest commercial airport is Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (ATL) in Atlanta, with 970,000 airplane movements a year. It's followed by Chicago (ORD), London (LHR), Tokyo (HND), Los Angeles (LAX).

8. A Boeing 747 is made up of six million parts.

9. Since 2004, the longest scheduled long-haul flight was the Singapore Airlines flight 21 from Newark to Singapore, which takes 18.5 hours via an Airbus A340-500.

10. The longest flight is now a Delta flight between Johannesburg and Atlanta, which at 17 hours has the longest duration.

11. The maximum speed of a Boeing 747 is 955 km/h.

12. At any given hour, 61,000 people are airborne over the US.

13. British Airways passengers consume six tons of caviar per year.

c) Did you use a mind map/list/grid? Compare your notes. Did you all have the same points?

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