What are facts and opinions?

What makes a fact different from an opinion and how can you tell the difference?

What does an author do?

Find out how an author decides what to write about in a story.

What is inference?

Inference is when you read between the lines and look for clues in a story.

Using inference

An English guide to the skill of inference and using it to answer questions.

How to use inference

In this English article, learn the skill of inference and use it to answer questions.

Reading and understanding a text

An introduction to comprehension for English students, explaining how to show understanding of a text by reading and answering questions.

Reading and comprehension

This English article shows how to read texts and then ask and answer questions about them.

Reading and understanding texts

An English article on how to understand a text by answering comprehension questions.

Reading out loud

This English guide shows how to use your voice effectively when reading aloud to engage your listener.

Retrieving and summarising information

An English article on how to retrieve key information from a text and then summarise it.

The difference between fact and opinion

An English article about the difference between fact and opinion.

Writing a book review

An English article on how to discuss and give opinions about books and stories you have read.

Using inference

Use this English article to find out how to infer meaning from what you read.

Finding information in non-fiction texts

This English article shows how to find information quickly in non-fiction books, which are all about facts and are full of useful information.

Skimming and scanning a text

In this English article, learn how to find information in texts by skimming and scanning.

Finding information

An English article showing how to find information quickly in a text.

Using social and historical context

An English article on how to use social and historical context to understand more about a text.

Making predictions using context

An English article on how to use context to make predictions.