1.1. Materials Aims
The aims of activities designed in the webpage are:
∑ Help learners practice some reading skills such as skimming, scanning and using contextual clues.
∑ Work on different reading forms and articles such as stories and newspaper articles.
∑ Give learners a chance to practice extensive and intensive reading electronically.
∑ Provide an electronic test environment for learners to test their ability in doing reading exercises.
∑ Increase learnersí awareness of how to apply technology, mainly computers, to improve their reading skills.
∑ Help learners work with vocabulary and learn the techniques of recalling words.
∑ Improve reading skill autonomously, outside classroom.
∑ Provide the privacy and comfortable atmosphere to practice reading skills.
1.2. †Target group
The learners whom these computer-based materials are presented to are about 18-20 years old. They have 12 years of EFL (English as foreign Language). As a result, they are regarded as intermediate or upper-intermediate learners since they have sufficient English language knowledge.