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    Joanna Sutcliffe

    In her recent blogpost Semi-academic sources in EAP: An interview with a New Scientist journalist, Julie Moore investigates whether using articles from magazines such as New Scientist and National Geographic is beneficial to EAP students or not.
    What do you think? In your experience, have they proved useful?

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    susan samata

    The problem with such articles is that, as their purpose is to communicate specialist material to a general audience, they are almost always journalistic in style. Particularly at the more advanced levels of EAP, we are training our students to write formal academic texts, and so examples of these are needed in the classroom. Of course, students may be directed to more general reading, perhaps as an introduction to a topic, as independent study.

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