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ERIC Number: ED272660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
A Bag Full of Newspaper Clippings and Other Tricks of the ESL Trade. TECHNIQUES.
Minicz, Elizabeth Watson
Lifelong Learning, v9 n1 p29-30 Sep 1985
English as a second language (ESL) teachers find the newspaper a terrific source for easy-to-prepare reusable materials. Travel ads with coupons from the travel section can be cut out for beginning level students to complete and mail in envelopes they address. Students can find places on maps. In addition, intermediate and advanced students can use the brochures they receive to plan trips. The classified section offers garage sale ads, from which students learn how to get around town. They can discuss what to buy and how to plan a sale by writing ads, placing ads by telephone, and answering inquiries about sale merchandise. Cartoons from comic sections can be used by students for discussion of humor and content and for learning vocabulary, especially idioms and slang. Literacy students can use markers to circle names of food they have learned in food sections of the papers. Beginning students can clip and learn to use coupons. Intermediate and advanced students can use recipes for reading and listening comprehension. Daily horoscopes can be used to see if students remember birthdates. Advanced students can read and discuss selected essays and commentaries. Both intermediate and advanced students can use the newspaper for manipulative writing exercise. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A