Comprehension Skills. Types of Comprehension. Reading Comprehension and Listening Comprehension We study Reading Comprehension. This Skill is important because there is a great demand for this skill in practical life.– One needs to read and understand and write reports etc.
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(test 3 skills)
1 Identification of information
2 Collection or reordering of relevant information.
3 Separation of fact from opinion.
4 Aspects of Language.
In purely descriptive/narrative passages. This is difficult but in informative and reflective passages one can pick out the important ideas
Important points may be spread out in different places in the passage. One should be able to collect it and re-order it in a logical sequence.
Quite often facts and opinions are mixed in a passage. Separating the two often requires skill and sharp mind.
E.g. Many tourist visit Mahabaleshwar because there is a big shopping mall in this hill station.
First part of the statement is fact but the latter part may be true for some only. It is the opinion of the writer.
E.g. This is a baffling problem. I cannot find a solution to it.
E.g. Rank, Barrage, Guerilla Warfare etc. – Used by the armed forces.
Contradict – deny, dispute
Question – query, inquiry, interrogative statement
Talkative – quiet
Villain – hero
Eats only grass – herbivorous – An elephant
Eats only meat – carnivorous – A lion
Eat both meat and grass – omnivorous – A dog
Fairly good-looking and well dressed – presentable
Linking of words within the sentences and linking of sentences with each other. E.g. The children of poor parents have to work for their living. This prevents them from going to school
phrase is asked for.