More often than not we tend to think that we have understood everything by just reading the first few lines of a passage. How many times have we misread the text and found ourselves in some sort of a bother? Understanding the written word is of utmost importance, not only for your own personal enjoyment, but also in everyday life.
Reading and understanding text is vital; even more so in certain situations such as when you are applying for a job. Imagine reading a job advertisement. Before you can apply for the job you must understand exactly what the employer is looking for in the job applicants, and also exactly what the job entails. If you don’t peruse the details carefully it is possible that you would be applying for a wrong job. No one would be happy to arrive for their first day at work in what they thought was a nursery for plants only to discover that they were now in charge of thirty screaming babies!
Many times when you read novels or newspaper articles you tend to read something that interests you. Sometimes, though the subject is to your liking, you may not like the style of the writer and it is at these times that you would skim through rather than look at the details. However, it is a good habit to really study everything properly and apply all that you have learnt so as to understand what the writer is trying to say.
As you can see, comprehending text can help you to move forward in life and also help you to avoid unpleasant situations! Read the text below and then take this quiz to see how well you understood what the writer meant.