English texts & skills: Book 1
Laming, M.M. and Pearce, P. (2002) English texts & skills: Book 1. Oxford University Press.
English Texts and Skills is a four-book series designed to introduce students to a range of text types and to improve writing, grammar and language skills. Each unit models a particular style of writing through sample texts chosen to appeal to readers. English Texts and Skills includes fiction and non-fiction texts such as stories, newspaper and magazine articles, reviews, letters, playscripts, poetry, advertisements and manga. Featured texts are followed by focus questions, discussion of key features and activities for students to create their own texts for different purposes and audiences. The second part of each unit uses the material presented to explore in context the skills necessary for clear, effective writing. English Texts and Skills provides a solid grounding in the skills students will require in their senior English studies. CONTENTS 1. You Read it First in the Paper — Newspaper Report 2. Madam Butterfly — Magazine Article 3. When the Show is Over — Television Review 4. She Said, He Said — Magazine Interview 5. Did I Hear that Correctly? — Radio Play 6. Every Picture Tells a Story — Storyboards 7. Living in a Global Village — Web Pages 8. There Was an Old Woman — Poetry 9. Life's a Stage — Play Script 10. But that's Another Story — Novel 11. The Play's the Thing — Shakespearean Drama 12. In My Own Words — Autobiography Self and peer assessment guide Outcomes grid
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