Unit 1 Exercise 1

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Make the Most of Your Lessons

How can you learn more in lessons? Here are three ideas.

Before the lesson, ask a question. ‘What am I going to learn in this lesson?’ Look at the next few pages in your book to get an idea.

Then try to remember the summaries the next day. Ask yourself: ‘What did I learn yesterday?’ Be careful with your answers. Don’t say: ‘We did page 43 in Maths’. Or ‘We studied the 16th century in History’. Or even ‘We learnt about Brazil in Geography.’ Those answers are not very good. They answer a different question. They answer the question ‘What did you study?’ not ‘What did you learn?’ Study means ‘to look at carefully’, but learn means ‘to know something new’.

‘What did I learn yesterday?’ A good answer is a fact, or a way of doing something. For example, in History yesterday, I learnt about Henry VIII of England. He was king from 1509 to 1547. In Geography, I learnt that most Brazilian people speak Portuguese. I also learnt that the capital of Brazil is Brasilia (with an s). The population of Brasilia is around two million but the biggest city in Brazil is Sao Paulo with a population of more than 20 million. In Maths yesterday afternoon, I learnt how to find the area of a right-angled triangle. You multiply the base by the height. Then you divide by two.

Here’s the third idea. Ask your friends to explain the information to you. If they can’t tell you, ask the teacher in the next lesson.

So, fourthly, look at the information again after one week.

What did you learn from this text? Explain the advice to your partner.