TEACHING READING SKILLS IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE 3RD EDITION
Learning to be an effective reader is a vital part of becoming a successful user of English, whether for work or for study. Reading is a key skill for success in examinations, work and study. But what is involved in effective reading? And how can we help students become effective readers? Using insights from discourse analysis, Teaching Reading Skills describes how the texts we readare organised to communicate meanings efficiently. It suggests ways of helping students to develop into effective readers in a foreign language and provides teachers with practical, usable classroom techniques. It includes plenty of activities (many with answer keys) to help teachers aplly the ideas suggested, and four sample lesson plans to show how various approaches and techniques might be combined in a single lesson. It also includes an invaluable chapter on testing reading skills written by Charles Alderson.