Summarising patterns

IB English B: Summarising patterns

Opening Gambit:"Read the text, identify the really important ideas, and express them in as few words as possible ..."It is my impression that summary is out of fashion in language teaching. It is seen as rather a tedious and mechanical exercise, boring for teachers and for students alike. "And anyway, surely the students can see what the main, obvious points of a text are, anyway? So, let"s get on immediately to discussing...

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