Making Inferences. What is inferring?. Drawing conclusion/guessing the implied/unstated meaning in a passage It is also called: reading between the lines Use the information in the text to guess other things (guess the implied meaning, the unstated things, the meaning of unknown words, etc.)
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Example of inferring from a conversation:
A: Look at the long line. Do you think we ‘ll get in?
B: I think so. Some of these people already have tickets.
A: OK…you buy the tickets, I”ll get some popcorn.
Where are these people?
What are they talking about?
Which words help you guess the topic?