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Introduction Discourse Analysis DA is the analysis of language in use Brown and Yule 1983 It also examines how stretches of language considered in their full textual social and psychological context become meaningful and unified for their users It provides insight into the problems and processes of language use and language learning and is therefore of great importance to language teachers Cook 1989 All micro-skills have direct relationship with DA Therefore language teachers have immediate interest in DA because as teachers we have the question in our mind of how people use language when we design teaching materials or when we engage learners in exercises and activities aimed at making them proficient users of their target language Learning Grammar and Reading are critical elements in the language performance of adult second language learners whether they are communicating at school at work or in the community READING Introduction The two competing models of language processing the bottom-up view and the top-down view have also had a central place in the debate on the nature of reading comprehension Until recently the bottom-up approach was the basis of the vast majority of reading schemes As in the case of listening there is a general agreement that efficient readers use top-down and bottom-up processing simultaneously The best reading materials will encourage an engagement with larger textual forms through problem solving exercises but not neglect the role of individual words phrases and grammatical devices in guiding the reader around the text Reading Task 1 Level Adult Students Course Upper Intermediate English Course for ESL students Number of students 15 students Activity Reading exercise See attached Text 1 - Time limit 50 minutes Aim of the activity To explore the problems students may be having with discourse type recognition and the obstacles this may pose for comprehension Procedure I will ask the students to carry out the following sequence of activities with
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