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University Language Centre

Identifying the main ideas in a text

In this section you will learn how to identify the main point of a text.

Problems finding the main points in a text

You will examine four short texts and think about why it can sometimes be hard to locate the main point.

Signalling importance

You will learn to recognise some of the language used to mark importance or a main point.

Using clues to main points

In this learning object, you will do two short practice exercises on recognising clues and using them to find main points.