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Reading is one of the most important skill that teachers use to facilitate learning and teaching in the classrrom. Reading is decribed as the interaction between the reader and the text. People read for various reasons, mainly for information. In the classroom, learners read to access information for language learning. It is therefore, important that relevant and appropriate reading texts should be selected in the classroom. This will make language learning and teaching more interesting and meaningful for learners. This is the method we all need to understand. 

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The answer to the above question is found in the following hints:

  • Teachers  should not teach language structures such as parts of speech, figures of speech,idioms, proverbs  in isolation but should teach them  using  authentic texts such as sentences, passages, pictures and images so that learners can understand how language is used in real life situations. 
  •  Teachers  should ask learners to construct authentic sentences  such as statements, questions etc.
  •   Learners  should be taught how to use language structures  to express  functions such as thanking, complaining, expressing condolences, apologising etc. This  will improve  learners language proficiency in their home as well as their  additional languages.

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