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Reading skills practice: Study problems – help is here – exercises

Are you going crazy with the amount of homework and exams you've got? Never fear, help is here ... in the
form of E-tutor's online problem page.

Preparation
Complete the sentences with a word from the box.

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1. He _______________ me by playing music when I’m studying.

2. I need to _______________ for my end-of-year exams.

3. I have two _______________ – one sister and one brother.

4. We have a _______________ system for housework and it’s my turn to do the washing-up today.

5. I need to find _______________ space for my things while I am travelling.

6. Some plants may die when there is a _______________ of rain.

7. Slow down! I can't _______________ all the information if you speak too quickly.

8. If the weather doesn’t _______________, we won't be able to have a picnic.

9. My _______________ at school are quite competitive at exam time.

10. Sharing a car is a more _______________ way of travelling to work every day.

Reading skills practice: Study problems – help is here – exercises .

Check your understanding: true or false Circle True or False for these sentences. Meg doesn’t respect her sister. of insufficient time. This person feels embarrassed This person is advised to study a This person is panicking because about a problem. little every day. E-tutor recommends that Hayley studies with a teacher. detailed plan for studying. Meg finds it difficult to talk to her sister. This person is advised to study This person is advised to study This person shares study space outside the house. weeks’ time. 1. True False 7. Meg Rudy Hayley 2. with a member of the family. This person isn’t sure about which This person has exams in two This person is advised to create a things need to be studied. with other people. True False 6. Hayley is confident that her problem can be solved. E-tutor thinks Meg’s problem is unusual. Rudy needs to study a little and often. Reading skills practice: Study problems – help is here – exercises 1. True False 2. Check your understanding: grouping Who is it about? Write the sentences in the correct group. True False 3. True False Discussion Have you got any study problems or tips to share? . True False 4. Rudy believes he has an impossible task. E-tutor thinks Rudy needs to start studying immediately. True False 5. True False 8.