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Each book in this series provides the classroom teacher with a guide to the practice of key aspects of language teaching, and considers some of the underlying concepts. Introductions presenting important current issues in key areas of language learning are followed by examples and discussions of actual classroom materials and techniques. This resource book offers teachers of the English language a variety of practical ideas for the use of literature in class. The text stresses the use of literature for language practice only.
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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 172 x 242 x 10mm | 322.06g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black and white illustrations
  • 0194370941
  • 9780194370943

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Note: A full contents list at the front of the book provides a complete list of the activities, the suggested level at which each activity can be used, the approximate time each activity will take, and the focus of each activity. The summary below aims to give a general idea of the book's organization. ; The author and series editor; Foreword; Introduction; How to use this book; 1. Starting-points (10 activities); A selection of activities designed to: awaken interest; accustom students to working on short texts; introduce approaches that will be later used with longer texts; and provide the teacher with material that is easy to prepare, adapt, and renew; 2. General approaches (8 activities); The activities in this section can be used with materials from very different sources. They are not text-bound, and the same approaches can be used with materials of the teacher's own choice.The activities offer general strategies for approaching literary texts, as well as ways of dealing with longer texts such as short stories or chapters from novels; 3. Developing ideas: themes, topics, and projects (8 activities); These activities concentrate primarily on discussion topics. Various themes, such as difficult jobs and childhood memories, are explored through the use of literary and non-fictional texts. The activities give students an opportunity to speak from personal experience; 4. Over to you: further ideas, with a focus on language (11 activities); The activities in this section can be directed towards the improvement of a specific skill such as listening, or towards practice in a particular area of language. There are many suggestions for further development. ; Appendix; Ten generative procedures for developing language activities.The choice of content - the literary material itself - is left to the teacher. ; Bibliography
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