Strategies for Understanding Authentic Content

Use these strategies to get the most out of the links on this site.


Whether you’re about to read an article or watch a video, you’ll understand more if you do some preparation.

  • Look at the title and the introductory text. Are there any words or phrases that you could look for? Are there any questions?
  •  Does the introductory text identify the topic? If so, review any related vocabulary you know. What words and phrases do you expect to come across?
  •  Look at the associated image. What additional information can you get from this?