Study on the Group Discussion-Based English Reading Teaching
As an effective way of cooperative learning, group discussion is frequently used in English language teaching. It gives students a good opportunity to express their own ideas and enhances their language proficiency. This paper tries to probe into the theoretical basis of group discussion and analysis the effective ways to organize group discussion in English reading classes with a view to giving some implications to English language teaching.
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