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    THE IMPORTANCE OF WRITING SKILLS FOR EFL LEARNERS: COMMON ERRORS AND WAYS OF IMPROVING
    (СДУ хабаршысы - 2022, 2022) E. Kozhakhmet; S. Tulepova
    Abstract.In order to attain specific language mastery, it is required to obtain four major skills of language such as writing, reading, listening, and speaking. One of the most complicated and highly required skills among all these four skills is writing, and since it is considered to be difficult, it is impossible to acquire this skill in a natural way for EFL (English as a foreign language) learners. Moreover, it is mostly accepted as the skill that has many complexities thus playing a determining role in linguistic output. For example, EFL learners frequently face difficulties in writing connected with such language components as vocabulary, grammatical structure, coherence and cohesion, spelling and punctuation. The following article aims to emphasize the significance of writing in learning a foreign language. It also attempts to highlight some common errors in students’ writings and to suggest extensive reading as an essential solution and effective way of developing writing skills.
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    TO USE OR NOT TO USE: INSTAGRAM AS A FACILITATOR OF DEVELOPING ENGLISH WRITING SKILLS
    (СДУ хабаршысы - 2022, 2022) A. Omarova; S. Tulepova
    Abstract. Developing writing skills may be challenging for the majority of students while learning English. They easily get bored of typical writing structures and often neglect such tasks. In order to engage students in the writing process and boost their interest, teachers always try to search for new modern teaching tools. One of the contemporary instruments to develop English as a foreign language (EFL) learners’ writing skills might be using social media. The current article attempts to conduct an overview of the studies devoted to the investigation of Instagram as a tool to practice writing as well as to facilitate the development of writing skills.