A CONTENT ANALYSIS OF THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE READING TEXTS IN THE SEVENTH GRADE EFL BOOK IN JORDAN

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Saqr Al Khazaleh

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Based on the specific reading outcomes under the Reading Section in the General Guidelines and General and Specific Outcomes of the English Language Teaching Objectives in Jordan in 2006, the present study aimed at analyzing the reading texts of the student's book in Action Pack Seven to determine to what extent the reading texts were authentic. Non-parametric statistical analyses of frequency and percentage were used to present the results of the study. The findings of the analyses revealed that the reading texts of the student's book in Action Pack 7 had a high degree of authenticity. There was a strong match between reading specific outcomes and the authenticity of the reading texts in Action Pack 7. The findings of the analyses also revealed that the reading texts of Action Pack 7 had a high degree of authenticity, in that, 18 (86%) reading texts out of 21 were found to be authentic.
Keywords: General and specific outcomes, Action Pack, reading texts, authenticity.

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