ERIC Number: ED041279
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Structure Graded Readings in English. Books One and Two.
These volumes are the first two in a series of structured reading materials for classes in English as a foreign language. These readers may be used to give initial training in reading to non-native speakers, or as supplementary material with other English language teaching texts. Each book is designed to give practice not only in reading but also in oral-aural skills, structure recognition and manipulations, and elementary composition. Structures are graded and introduced according to their order of presentation in the most widely used English texts. In Book One, the verb "be" is used primarily, with "have" and a few other very common verbs used occasionally; only the simple present tense is used. In Book Two the simple present tense is used exclusively. Each lesson is accompanied by a photographic illustration and consists of a reading, questions about the reading, sentence patterns, composition practice, and exercises. The readings cover a wide variety of topics which are introduced in a "self-explaining context." It is felt that the contextual presentation of lexical items should reinforce the student's mastery and help in his retention of them. Suggestions to the teacher are presented in the Foreword; directions for the oral work and written assignments precede each exercise. Other volumes in the series are forthcoming. (AMM)
Descriptors: American Culture, Audiolingual Methods, English (Second Language), Illustrations, Language Instruction, Pattern Drills (Language), Reading Materials, Verbs, Writing (Composition), Writing Exercises
Gemini Books, 1849 Mintwood Place, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 ($1.25 each vol.)
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Note: 2 vols.