Making the most of the resources we have: Images in course books
Let’s start by looking at the materials we all have to hand – course books. They are filled with photos, cartoons, graphs and charts. But do we actually use them?
A study looking at the purpose of images in Business English books, revealed that 73% of the images in the texts were decorative and not linked to any task. (Romney, 2012)
All these great images being practically ignored! What a waste of a valuable resource!