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The skills developed in the process of learning a language are: listening, reading, writing and speaking. Some authors defend the idea that there is a fifth skill: "talking" (oral interaction skill) but in this thesis the skill "talking" is considered as a part of the skill "speaking". According to Alcaraz Varó (1992) the fundamental skills are speaking and listening and the second ones are reading and writing.Listening is the capacity of hearing and...
Don't you think that it is about time you quit smoking? Or have you already quit several times? The purpose of this book is to assist you in quitting forever, without the urge to start up again. In just one week after starting to quit smoking, you can be free from tobacco forever. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW? If you are about to quit, do you know what to do to fight off that urge to smoke another cigarette?Do you know the reasons that cause you to light up that cigarette?If you are still smoking,...
In a broader sense, the term is becoming increasingly common, used by people as speech mechanism in a wide range of academic and non- academic contexts.Johnstone quotes Tanen, "discourse analysis ….. say nothing more or other than the term linguistics: the study of language". He goes on:"Discourse analysis is the study of language in the everyday sense in which most people use the term. What most people mean when they say "language" is talk, communication...
Did you hear? After Mary slept with Jim, her boss let her go. Everyone knows she's expecting. And it happened so soon after her mother passed. Isn't that just terrible?' This overtly ambiguous monologue could not have been possible without the overabundant use of euphemisms. A euphemism is considered to be a gentle or vague expression for something that might otherwise offend someone (Floyd, 2009). In the aforementioned scenario, the fictitious Mary had sex with Jim, was fired by her boss....
In the case of communicative language teaching, students do not know how to communicate using appropriate social language they have studied, so teachers need to engage them in all sorts of activities like: role playing, problem-solving tasks, discourses and so on, in order to practice some real-life communication problems with one another.As for the direct method, teachers who use it think that a student has to learn how to think in the target language and then to be able to communicate...
In this paper I will focus on the definition of the internet and the world wide web, history and background, and the developments. I chose this topic specifically due to its importance in communication and finding information around the globe. From what I studied in "COMM-101" class the definition of the internet according to the text book (THE DYNAMICS OF MASS COMMUNICATIONS) Author: Joseph R. Dominick that "The internet is a network of computer networks." In other words...
This paper explores the importance of using direct instruction when teaching vocabulary to English Language Learners (ELL). Using sited references, I will discuss the five essential components of reading (phonological awareness/phonemic awareness, word study/phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension) (Nisbet, 2010) and how to teach these components to ELL. Next, I will explain what is involved when teaching vocabulary using a three-tiered structure, with both quick and more involved...
FACTORS INFLUENCING TAIWAN'S ENGLISH E-LEARNER ABSTRACT The present paper was concerned about the factors associated with Taiwan's English E-Learner Satisfaction. Four factors were identified to characterize satisfied English e-learners, including computer anxiety, computer-mediated communication apprehension, metacognitive self-regulation, and goal orientation. The present researcher proposed that since English e-learning environments need the use of different computer technology in an...
Reading Shakespeare's language can be a problem indeed for many people today. Untangling unusual sentence structures and recognizing and understanding poetic compression and wordplay is totally needed in order to be drenched in Shakespearean language. Obsolete words and many complex sentence structures lead many modern readers to think that they are reading Old or Middle English. In fact, both King James Bible and the works of William Shakespeare belong to the late phase of Early Modern...
The purpose of the study is to investigate the problem of politeness in Pashto Language in comparison with English. Brown & Levinson (1987) claim that their politeness theory is universally valid. This study will examine the validity of politeness theory in Pashto culture. Again there is a stereotype that Pathans (Pashto speakers) are not very polite and even rude. The study will look into the matter whether it is their behaviour or language deficit that labels them as rude in...