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|Learning English in schools has always involved using relatable topics for the
students being taught. However, textbooks and workbooks that are based on the
textbooks in Malaysia are not revised yearly, making the content outdated as the year
accumulates. Pop-culture, on the other hand, keeps the lesson interesting and fresh
as a motivator for students to learn the English language in classrooms. In this
research, there were 30 participants that were aged 15 and are Form 3 students.
This study observes a lesson delivery conducted with a text-book based topic and a
pop-culture related topic. After that, a task was given that allowed two groups of
participants to work on general topics and pop-culture topics respectively. The
observation and document analysis from the given task provides a perspective on
how the right topic selection can motivate the participants to be active during the
lesson delivery as well as completing a classroom task beyond the expected
responses predicted by the teacher. Pop-culture has always been around in human
society but it has only seen proper utilisation in education in recent years. This study
decides to add to the literature surrounding pop-culture and its effects to the teaching
and learning environment especially in English classrooms.|
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