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Text based materials you can browse below are part of the Text Technology of the Thinking Approach to language teaching and learning. The main aim of the technology is to help learners deal with communication as a problem solving activity.
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To Be a Man by R.Kipling - System of Tasks to Text
'He's a real man!' This is perhaps the greatest praise a man can get. However, there is no simple, unanimous definition for what it is to be 'a man'. Furthermore, women may feel left out by the exclusively male term. The tasks to Kipling's poem 'IF' are used to raise questions and trigger language learning and thinking. activities.
Group-think by C.Handy - System of Tasks to Text
This system of tasks comprises over 30 tasks based on a short text by Charles Handy. The tasks will help you develop your language and problem solving skills.
The Letter by R.Bach - System of Tasks to Text
A system of tasks to Leslie's letter to Richard - an excerpt from Richard Bach's novel the Bridge Across Forever. The system includes 22 tasks that can help you improve your language and thinking skills.
War and Peace Issues by A.Asimov - System of Tasks to Text
The sytem of tasks to the text, which is a controversial conversation on the utility of wars, includes 23 tasks that can help you improve both language and thinking skills.
Perfect Woman by R.Bach - System of Tasks to Text
A system of tasks to several excerpts from Richard Bach's novel The Bridge Across Forever. The system includes 22 tasks that can help you develop both language and thinking skills.
The First Morning of Summer by R.Bradbury - System of Tasks to Text
A system of tasks for this wonderful short text about the world becoming a magic place on the first day of the summer holiday.
Young and Old by R.Bradbury - System of Tasks to Text
A system of tasks to an excerpt describing a talk between an elderly lady and three children. The system includes 20 tasks that can help you improve language and problem solving skills.
A Man of Knowledge by C.Castaneda - System of Tasks to Text
The system based on a text that describes Don Juan's ideas about knowledge comprises over 30 tasks that will help you develop both language and thinking skills.
America by J.Heller - System of Tasks to Text
This system of tasks, based on the text by Joseph Heller, will enable you to practise various thinking models. Working through the text and the accompanying tasks you will also be asked to challenge some stereotypical views on nationhood, homeland and winner-loser relationships, as well as differences in the way that older and younger people think. As the subject is "war" a lot of the tasks relate to concepts of country, patriotism, attitude to life and other related issues.
We are free by R.Bach - System of Tasks to Text
This is a complete system of tasks which will assist you in mastering numerous necessary thinking and language skills. The system is based on a very ntersting text by Richard Bach.
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