By Helen Kalkstein Fragiadakis
This profitable application stresses an inductive method of speaking successfully in English through spotting and generating excessive frequency American idioms.
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You should also look for clues to the writer’s message in the passage’s other visual signals. Using Visual Signals • • • • • • • • • • Look at the title. Look at the opening and closing paragraphs. Look at each paragraph’s first sentence. Look for headings. Look for italicized and boldfaced words. Look for numbered lists. Look for bulleted lists (like this one). Look at any visuals (graphs, charts, tables, photographs, and so on). Look at any information that is boxed. Look at any information that is in color.
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