This lesson looks at skimming – the ability to read a text quickly and understand what the general meaning is. I suggest one way to practise your skimming skills. It is a good place to start if you find you can’t read texts quickly enough and don’t like skimming and so only scan for “key words” in the text. It may help that the practice idea is really half scanning and half skimming. After a skimming exercise, there is a sample reading text with 5 true/false/not given questions.