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artificiality of most other things on TV. It’s great that the programmes led to a debate and a redefinition of what TV can be. It’s very satisfying to see everything happening in an unhurried, steady manner,” Sagen says. 4 Also satisfied is Ina Høj Hinden, a public administrator who is another huge fan of Slow TV. “When I grew up in the 70s, TV was slow,” Hinden says. “In the last few years, the tempo has escalated rapidly and has somewhat saturated the market. 13 , it’s nice that some producers are taking the time to make programmes which linger a bit longer. There’s a lot of respect in dedicating so much time to broadcast something like knitting or wood burning.” 5 But there’s definitely an element of 14 to it as well. It clearly appeals to a population deeply immersed in the silly nonsense of typically British humour. British sitcoms and variety shows have long been popular in Norway. Besides, repetitive, time-consuming sports like snooker or testmatch cricket on British television are arguably forerunners to Slow TV. bbc.com, 2013 B. Let’s check Now read the text, check your prediction: What is it about? The text is about Were you correct? 26 Let’s scan Now you are going to look for specific information in the text. Read the question below first and see what we’re looking for in the text. You do NOT answer the question just yet A. Which statement about the Norwegians is true, according to paragraph 2? a. They are used to watching long sporting events. b. They have few television channels to choose from. c. They prefer sports programmes over series from the US. d. They spend most hours of the day in front of the television. What are you looking for? Write it down. Which keywords might help you? Highlight the keywords that you use to find the answer. 249 EXAM PREPARATION - GENERAL STRATEGIES - GTL

B. Now go back to the text. Look for keywords to see if you can find the answer to the question. Welke bewering wordt er gedaan in paragraaf 2 over de mensen in Noorwegen? Schrijf je antwoord op in het Nederlands. C. Now look at the multiple choice options. Is there one that is similar to your answer above? a. They are used to watching long sporting events. b. They have few television channels to choose from. c. They prefer sports program over series from the US. d. They spend most hours of the day in front of the television. If not, go back to the text and scan for specific words from the multiple choice options. Write down the keywords for the MC-options. D. Now read the text again. Look for the specific words. Read the part of the text where you found it. Check if it is really the answer to the question. If not, continue. If you are sure you found it, answer the question. Which statement about the Norwegians is true, according to paragraph 2? a. They are used to watching long sporting events. b. They have few television channels to choose from. c. They prefer sports programmes over series from the US. d. They spend most hours of the day in front of the television. 27 Answer the questions Now answer the rest of the questions using the text. Use the strategies for skimming and scanning as much as possible. A. How does the writer introduce the phenomenon ‘Slow TV’ in paragraph 1? by describing what it is and… a. ... explaining why so many people like it. b. ... giving examples that prove its popularity. c. ... persuading readers to also watch it. d. ... stressing that it is an innovative programme. 250 EXAM PREPARATION - GENERAL STRATEGIES - GTL