James Bury

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Considered to be one of the most important skills that English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students need to acquire, many courses focus on students’ understanding of the lexical items and grammatical structures found within academic and authentic texts (Levine, Ferenz and Reves, 2000). However, developing a skill-set that combines academic reading skills and strategies in conjunction with critical literacy skills is essential in students attaining a highly functional level of both Academic English and general English. In this article, lexico-grammatical systems of headline formulation and White’s (1997) satellite and nucleus model are used to demonstrate how analytical tools can be used by students to develop critical literacy.

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