Frontiers in Educational Research, 2021, 4(8); doi: 10.25236/FER.2021.040808.
College of Foreign Languages, Liaoning Institute of Science and Engineering, Jinzhou, China
As a whole linguistic unit, lexical chunks have the characteristics of prefabrication and extraction. Based on the relevant theories, this paper analyzes the existing problems in English writing teaching, expounds the advantages of lexical chunks in improving English writing ability, and puts forward some countermeasures to improve English writing ability .The problems include: the obsolete teaching mode of English writing, the influence of negative cultural transfer, the neglect of cultural infiltration in the process of writing, and the students' poor basic knowledge of English. The advantages include: reducing the negative transfer of mother tongue in writing, improving the fluency of English writing, quickly building the overall framework of the article, and improving the coherence and logic of the article. The countermeasures include: accumulating and enriching lexical chunks through various channels, paying attention to the cultural connotations contained in lexical chunks, training students' lexical chunks identification ability, strengthening the combination of lexical chunks and mind map, and improving students' autonomous learning ability of English lexical chunks.
Lexical chunks approach; English writing; Problems; Advantages; Countermeasures
Fang Cai. Research on Improving English Writing Ability by Lexical Chunks Approach. Frontiers in Educational Research (2021) Vol. 4, Issue 8: 38-43. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2021.040808.
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