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Sterk Engels Leerjaar 4 VMBO-GTL Workbook

4 “You see problems

4 “You see problems from a different perspective and you have a lot of drive. Now, if I go to the gym, it’s not enough to go for a half-hour run, I really have to push myself. It’s similar with work as well.” She puts the same dedication and power into motivating her team. She says that enthusing others is the best way to get people pulling together. “After you have been out there and faced the worst and come through it with a smile on your face, you bring that into your job. We didn’t have a cross word in the Arctic. You see people in the office getting annoyed about something and you think, ‘there must be a way around it’. In the Arctic you have to solve your problems and you have to be prepared for every eventuality.” The Times, 2007 TIP For exam texts it is smart to read only the paragraph that holds the answer. So, always turn to the questions first to find out where to start reading. Exam question Which of the following statements is true according to paragraph 1? a. Charlotte participated in an Arctic training program for managers. b. Charlotte took part in a difficult Arctic race together with another woman. c. The Arctic expedition included an extremely dangerous hunting game. d. The race in the Arctic was part of an interesting scientific project. 20 Strategy while reading Now read the (part of the) text to find your answer. While reading, fill in the grid below. WHILE READING ALINEA 1 Wat bedoelt de schrijver in deze alinea? Raad of leid uit de zin af wat de betekenis van onbekende woorden is. Schrijf per alinea ten minste 1 referentiewoord of signaalwoord op: waar verwijst het woord naar? TIP Always check the features of the text and think what you already know about the topic before you read a text. 245 EXAM PREPARATION - GENERAL STRATEGIES - GTL

21 After reading After this assignment, you are going to do the questions about the test. First, we fill in the grid to revise how you look for the answers. In a digital exam you can pause or replay the videos as often and as much as you want. AFTER READING step 1 step 2 step 3 WHAT TO DO 22 Answer the exam questions Now answer the questions using steps 1, 2 & 3 for every question: 1. Which of the following statements is true according to paragraph 1? a. Charlotte participated in an Arctic training program for managers. b. Charlotte took part in a difficult Arctic race together with another woman. c. The Arctic expedition included an extremely dangerous hunting game. d. The race in the Arctic was part of an interesting scientific project. 2. Kies bij 20 in alinea 2 het juiste antwoord uit de gegeven mogelijkheden. a. competitive b. convinced c. frustrated Don’t forget to do all d. indifferent the while reading steps for paragraph 2. 3. What is the most important thing that Charlotte has learnt according to paragraph 3? a. That she can take good medical care of herself. b. That she should enjoy luxury more. c. That wild animals are surprisingly easy to impress. d. That working together can be of the utmost importance. 4. Which of the following statements about Charlotte is true according to paragraph 4? The experiences during her Artic trip a. ...improved her attitude towards her work and colleagues. b. ...made her realise that not all differences can be settled so easily. c. ...led to envious remarks from colleagues. TIP Before, while and after also mostly applies to watching & listening. Do the next watching & listening tasks using the three steps. 246 EXAM PREPARATION - GENERAL STRATEGIES - GTL