VOA African Soprano Journeys


Step 1

The words and phrases below will appear in the text. Use the various Quizlet study modes to get used to the words. Enjoy!

Step 2

Read the paragraphs below. Choose the correct words to fill in the blanks.

Step 3

Read the text and answer the questions. If you are unsure of any words, please double click the word and the dictionary definition will appear automatically. On a mobile device, you will need to type the word in the dictionary box. Good luck!

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1 point

skimming

scanning

2.

Question 2

If we want to get a general idea of the text, we should use _____.

1 point

skimming

scanning

3.

Question 3

If we want to scan to find this woman’s name, we should look for _____.

1 point

pictures

numbers

words starting with big (capital) letters

words starting with small letters

4.

Question 4

When skimming, what should we read? (Check all that apply.)

2 points

First paragraph

Words starting with big (capital) letters

Title

First sentence of each paragraph

Step 4

Answer the short poll question.

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Greta Thunberg Calls COP28 Outcome a ‘Betrayal’
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UK’s Met Office Warns Global Temperature Could Soar Beyond 1.5°C Threshold Within Five Years
Scientists Call for ‘Global Agricultural Revolution’ and ‘Planetary Health Diet’ to Save Lives—and Earth
Scientists Call for ‘Global Agricultural Revolution’ and ‘Planetary Health Diet’ to Save Lives—and Earth
‘Scary’: Warming of Oceans Is Equivalent to 1.5 Atomic Bombs Every Second Over Past 150 Years
‘Scary’: Warming of Oceans Is Equivalent to 1.5 Atomic Bombs Every Second Over Past 150 Years
Record-High Carbon Emissions Show ‘We Are Speeding Towards the Precipice of Irrevocable Climate Chaos’
Record-High Carbon Emissions Show ‘We Are Speeding Towards the Precipice of Irrevocable Climate Chaos’
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Step 5

 Practice using the vocabulary you have learned, and let the world know your opinion.

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