Improving Your English with the
This term, November 1999 to February 2000, we have presented a series of classic lessons especially for teachers and ESL/EFL learners. Each lesson provides a pattern which can be reused simply by updating it with material from the most recent issue of your Bangkok Post. The lessons from June to September introduce writers and editors of the newspaper talking about their work.
The lessons of the present term are listed below.
An objective/ subjective test (February 18): This is our final post tips for this Thai school term. The test gives students good practice in comprehension and also in producing their own English to answer the subjective questions.
Getting up to speed (February 11): One of the problems second language readers have is that they read too slowly, causing them to miss the meaning. Here's a classic lesson teachers can use as a model to help students get up to speed.
You be the judge (February 4): Here are four stories to challenge you to think about how to deal with wrongdoers, especially those who didn't mean to do anything wrong.
What do you suggest? (January 28):
Starting a collection (January 21):
Telling your friends (January 14):
Another way to tell a story (January 7):
Reading about the weather (December 24)
An opportunity not a problem (December 17)
Telling a news story (December 10)
His Majesty speaks (December 3)
You'll never guess what happened to me yesterday?" (November 26, 1999)
What should we do this weekend? (November 19, 1999)
Getting started with r.t. (November 12, 1999)
Can you read the Bangkok Post? (September 20, 1999)
Busy term (September 13, 1999)
Home-grown journalism (September 6, 1999)
Writing a feature (August 30, 1999)
Job hunting (August 23, 1999)
What do they think? (August 16, 1999)
Our readers speak out (August 9, 1999)
Much more than news (August 2, 1999)
Starting at the back (July 26, 1999)
Repeat, clarify, explain, picture (July 19, 1999)
Focusing on the environment (July 12, 1999)
Get on with it! (July 5, 1999)
Writing the news (June 28, 1999)
What is news, anyway? (June 21, 1999)
The news in focus (June 14, 1999)
The Bangkok Post is a buffet (June 7, 1999)
Access post tips for 1998-99 and for 1997-98.
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