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Turning to newspapers as a resource for learning

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

ARTICLES and letters in newspapers are great sources for teaching English says an expert.

So much so, Ipoh Learning and Training Institute (ILTI) principal Thomas Kok compiled a book was based on the content of newspapers.

Newspaper Articles for English Practise Book 2 is the second book by Kok that teaches students about vocabulary, comprehension and grammar based on articles and letters.

Kok said the book contains published articles and letters from English dailies, including The Star, which are interesting and thought provoking.

“The topics of the articles can also be used for debating, lessons, or for discussion among students.

“There are about 33 articles or letters that were published in newspapers and that are suitable to be used by MUET, IELTS, TOEFL, pre-university and college students,” he said during the launching of the book by Perak executive council member Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon in Ipoh on Friday.

“The articles and letters offer a wealth of information and provide a variety of current topics like sports, education and morals that can help students focus on language learning,” he said.

“There are also exercises and questions to allow students to practise on,” he added.

Red more @ http://www.thestar.com.my/metro/community/2015/12/23/turning-to-newspapers-as-a-resource-for-learning/