5500111 Experiential English I 1 Reading Supplement (Required)
To read effectively, you may need some strategies to help you deal with the texts. The following
seven strategies are useful when you read:
III. Locating the main idea
IV. Understanding references
V. Making inferences
VI. Thinking logically
VII. Guessing meaning from contexts
Scanning is very high-speed reading that you do when you are looking for a specific
piece of information. When you scan, you have a question in mind. You do not read every
word, only key words that will answer your question. Practice in scanning will help you learn to
skip over unimportant words so that you can read faster.
Instructions: Scan the travel brochure on the next page and find the answers to the
following questions as quickly as you can.
1) Where is Taman Negara National Park?
2) What does "Angkor Wat" mean?
3) Where is Halong Bay?
4) Which beach in the Philippines is on the list of the world's best beaches?
5) Which beach in Bali is famous for surfing and nightlife?
6) When was Angkor Wat built?
7) How many islands are there at Halong Bay?
8) Which two beaches in Bali do tourists go to for relaxation?
9) For what purpose was Angkor Wat built?
10) Which activity can you enjoy at Cat Ba National Park?
Make use of section
headings and capital
letters. For example,
you only need to scan
the Bali section to find
answers for questions 5
5500111 Experiential English I 2 Reading Supplement (Required)
Southeast Asian Travel
Southeast Asia is one of the world's fastest growing travel destinations. The area offers everything from beautiful tropical islands and pristine beaches to thick jungles, diverse cultures, cuisines, and people. Southeast Asia has some of the best national parks and reserves in the world, an abundance of fascinating World Heritage sites, a variety of spiritual places to visit that represent the religions of the region like Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, and Christianity, and it has a huge supply of beaches and associated activities.
Some of the many exciting Southeast Asian highlights include:
Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia
This lush park is located on Malaysia's east coast. The variety of plants and wildlife are amazing and the scenery includes lazy, winding rivers and roaring waterfalls.
Angkor Wat, Cambodia Angkor Wat, means "City Temple", and is a complex of ancient temples that is considered the most important architectural site in Southeast Asia. It was built in the 12th century to honor Vishnu, the Hindu god.
Land of the Buddha! Kuta, Ubud, Amed, and Sanur are all worth visiting. For the best surfing and nightlife, head over to Kuta beach. For relaxation, head up to Ubud, or even Amed if you're really looking for peace and quiet.
Halong Bay, Vietnam Halong Bay is one of the world's natural wonders made up of at least 3000 islands in the Gulf of Tonkin, Vietnam. This is a World...