Turning to newspapers as a resource for learning

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  • Wednesday, 23 Dec 2015

Dr Mah showing the book by Kok (left) . With them is ILTI academic adviser Datuk Richard Small.

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.

In his speech, Dr Mah said he hopes students put the book to good use.

“The syllabus used in the book is specially tailored for students.

“The news articles used are also on current issues that are beneficial to the students,” he said.

“These are all good materials for teaching, discussion and debates, which are relevant to us,” he added.

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