Teenagers: Reading 1: Reading in class. Students who are faced with a text in class and asked to read it and answer questions often find the task difficult.
Once they have had some disappointing attempts at this kind of reading they lose motivation and it becomes even harder for a teacher to get them involved in the task and eventually successful. We want the classroom task to help students develop the reading skill as well as other skills like speaking, writing and language areas like vocabulary and grammar and to motivate and challenge them. We rarely read anything without having some ideas about what we will discover in the text, even if we are wrong. If we read a newspaper article, we may already be following an unfolding story or already be interested in the topic. If we read a story, we have already got a framework of what that story will contain – if it’s a science fiction story we will be expecting strange new worlds, aliens, spacemen, star ships etc.
Before reading Don’t let the students see the text yet. Help Your Teens Practise English With These Fun Websites. Teenagers today are definitely part of the smartphone generation and many parents are concerned about the amount of time their children spend looking at screens.
There is some good news, however. Recent research shows that English is the top language for internet use. In fact, almost three times as many people are communicating on the net in English than in Spanish. This exposure helps make learning English more meaningful for your teenager and gives them a real reason to improve their language skills. Nevertheless, it is still important to talk to your child to get them thinking about how and why English will help them in life.
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