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Help your students to see the "deep structure"
« on: December 03, 2011, 12:54:03 AM »
 ESL/EFL students often struggle with paraphrasing the target source, either they distort the original meanings when using their own words or they just simply put everything in quotation marks (sometimes they even try to quote a paragraph!). We may want to teach them the two basic ways of paraphrasing: by making word-level transformations or by rebuilding the deep structure. Obviously the first one is much easier than the second and students love to use it, but itís hard to check if the students get a good understanding of the sources, since they may just need to switch some key words without touching the structure. I found some interesting exercises online that can help them practice the more challenging way of paraphrasing.
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