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Advantages: -

It allows students to make meaningful interpretations of the text itself in order to comprehend context and content meaning which help to expand students’ knowledge and awareness of English Language in general.

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It promotes the development of thinking skills due to while they are reading a text the context acts as a support for inferring ideas and increase their skill of critical analysis.

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The use of authentic literature is important because students have the opportunity to learn about people around them, including different cultures and story lines that show a different perspective of the world and this way catch their attention making learning more interesting and avoiding they get bored by typical textbooks.

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The development of the 4 skills is achieved by the use of this approach, specially reading skill since working as groups they will get the opportunity for interacting and producing their own ideas.

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It promotes an imaginative and representational use of the Language.

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At the end of the class, students are given a utilitarian output for using in the real life.

Disadvantages: -

In occasions certain books are not according to the students’ level which impedes the understanding of itself.

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The pace of reading is different for each student reason why the rhythm of the class chance constantly and sometimes is forced.

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If students work individually the teacher can not give the proper guidelines to everybody.

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Sometimes the way to assess students is just by open questions written tests or speaking which take a lot of time to grade them, unlike the multiple-choice written tests.

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Finding appropriate literature selections that address the skills that students need to learn can be challenging, and finding selections that actually build from one year to the next is virtually impossible.

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REVISTA: A LANGUAGE-BASED APPROACH  

REVISTA: A LANGUAGE-BASED APPROACH  

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