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I have a few questions. 1:Please explain these in plain English. "Teachers are encouraged to help students comprehend and use the language structures and discourse features found in different subjects and to facilitate students' practice with academic task such as listening to explanations, reading for information, participating in academic discussions, and writing reports. This is a solid foundation on which to incorporate an explicit focus on how language is used in different subject areas to construe particular kinds of meanings." 2:"typically of a cognitive nature" means what? EQ complements the acronym IQ , which has come to be recognized as signifying academic achievement, typically of a cognitive nature. 3:"Not least a rise in childhood obesity" means what? "Although southern, rural France remains steadfastly healthy, its more urban neighbors to the north suffer more from eating-related problems.Not least a rise in childhood obesity. We can't point our finger at any one thing."
Jun 17, 2015 11:59 PM
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1. Teachers should help students learn how people talk or write in different academic areas; that is, students learning philosophy should learn how philosophers talk, sociology students need to learn how sociologists talk, etc. 2. "of a cognitive nature" would describe something that has to do with thinking or how we know. 3. "not least" here would mean something like "especially." I'm sorry you have to read these passages. Sadly, this is a kind of academic jargon that is not written very clearly even for native English speakers.
June 18, 2015
Thank you for your helpful answer and concern.
June 18, 2015
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