A study of reading genres and questions in Thai and English textbooks for O-NET examinations

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dc.contributor.author Tanut Jivavorranun
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-15T05:56:22Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-15T05:56:22Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.description.abstract Reading is one of English skills that students have to learn since in primary school until university. However, the result of the national examination in Thailand for English subjects seems unsatisfied, which reading part occupies the largest portion. This study aims to find out the differences and similarities in reading sections of English textbooks and O-NET and GAT examinations in terms of genre and type of questions. Reading passages and questions were analyzed based on Derewianka's linguistic features of genres and Nuttall's taxonomy of questions. Text organization and linguistic features were shown in each text on the right and left respectively to identify the genres. The findings show the dominance of information report in the textbooks and examinations. Although literal comprehension questions are dominant in the textbook, reinterpretation questions also appear in the examinations. Therefore, materials writers should develop materials to help students improve their ability in reading a range of texts for their future education and functional roles in their lives. en_US
dc.format.extent 17 pages en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.identifier.citation The New English Teacher 10.2 (August 2016), 112-128 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1905-7725
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/18500
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Assumption University Press en_US
dc.rights This work is protected by copyright. Reproduction or distribution of the work in any format is prohibited without written permission of the copyright owner. en_US
dc.subject Reading en_US
dc.subject English en_US
dc.subject Textbooks en_US
dc.subject Genres en_US
dc.subject O-NET and GAT examinations en_US
dc.subject.other The English Teacher : -- An International Journal
dc.subject.other The English Teacher : -- An International Journal -- 2016
dc.title A study of reading genres and questions in Thai and English textbooks for O-NET examinations en_US
dc.type Text en_US
mods.genre Journal Article en_US
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