Compelling Conversations Questions and Quotations on Timeless Topics

Author: Eric H. Roth
Publisher: Chimayo Press
ISBN: 9780982617809
Release Date: 2010-10-29
Genre: Education

This innovative ESL/EFL textbook helps advanced English language learners develop conversation skills and improve fluency by sharing experiences, reflecting on their lives, and discussing proverbs and quotations. The oral skills English textbook includes 45 thematic chapters, over 1,350 questions, 500 vocabulary words, 250 proverbs and American idioms, and 500 quotations. Designed for both adult education and intensive English language students, the conversations and activities deepen critical thinking skills and develop speaking skills essential to success in community college and university programs. Compelling Conversations has been used in classrooms in over 40 countries, recommended by English Teaching Professional magazine, adopted by conversation clubs and private English tutors, and enjoyed by thousands of English students.

Compelling American Conversations

Author: Eric Hermann Roth
Publisher: Chimayo Press
ISBN: 9781468158366
Release Date: 2012-06-10
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Compelling American Conversations: Questions and Quotations for Intermediate American English Language Learners from Chimayo Press helps American immigrants and international students develop their fluency skills and academic vocabulary through conversation exercises. Each chapter includes two sets of conversation questions, vocabulary review, short writing exercises, paraphrasing exercises with proverbs, a discussion activity around pithy quotations, and an online “Search and Share” activity. Focusing on both daily experiences and American culture through proverbs, quotations, and speaking exercises, the materials help intermediate English language learners explore their lives, learn common American sayings and expressions, and develop vital discussion skills. The 15 topical chapters include: Opening Moves; Going Beyond Hello; Making and Breaking Habits; Studying English; Being Yourself; Choosing and Keeping Friends; Playing and Watching Sports; Talking About American Television; Celebrating American Holidays; Being Stylish; Handling Stress; Practicing Job Interviews; Valuing Money and Finding Bargains; Exploring American Cities and Seeing Our World With Photographs. The “Resources and Notes” appendix includes the academic word list, supplemental worksheets, bibliographical references, author biographies and indices to proverbs and quotations. Designed primarily for community college ESL and adult education students, this flexible ESL textbook can be used by high school English language learners (ELL) and intensive English programs. Compelling American Conversations, is the third title in the Compelling Conversations series, most known for the original fluency-focused advanced ESL textbook, Compelling Conversations: Questions and Quotations on Timeless Topics (2006).

Compelling Conversations Japan

Author: Eric H. Roth
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781543909692
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Based on our original and highly successful English as a Second Language (ESL) textbook, Compelling Conversations, this book focuses specifically on Japanese-speaking English language learners. Using culturally relevant touchstones and exercises, Compelling Conversations - Japan helps fill the gap between technical ability and the practical skill of engaging in casual conversations. Each thematic chapter develops a variety of skills that allow developing English language speakers to build a better understanding of how to expand their conversational prowess as they refine their fluency. Prompts and activities are designed to build these speaking skills while learning how to give appropriate answers, ask engaging questions, and create compelling conversations in English! The distinctive features of Compelling Conversations - Japan include: - Fluency-focused activities - Specific pronunciation challenges - Challenges for Japanese English language learners - Search and Share speaking activities for small group discussions The 12 thematic chapters covering a wide variety of modern and timeless conversation topics: Getting the Conversation Started Going Beyond Hello Home Sweet Home Eating and Drinking Exploring Daily Habits Being Yourself Making and Keeping Friends Sharing Pet Peeves Taking Photographs Talking about Movies Learning in School Exploring Cities This innovative EFL conversation textbook teaches deep conversation skills using meaningful activities. Students create positive English language experiences, and expand their academic and social vocabulary with memorable discussions. The textbook also deploys over 120 curated quotes and more than 60 proverbs to improve critical thinking and practice paraphrasing skills. Further, each chapter concludes with a Search & Share internet research project to encourage students to bring more of their interests and preferences into the English classroom. The authentic exercises also spark lively discussions and allow students to share their perceptions and reflections in small group discussions. Bottom line: Compelling Conversations - Japan makes creating authentic conversations in English easy!

101 Bright Ideas

Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Comp
ISBN: 0201895293
Release Date: 1996-10-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Beginning - Advanced. Bright Ideas is a compilation of 101 motivating activities for upper elementary and secondary ESL/Bilingual students. Each useful activity is classified according to skill level, objective, function/grammar, and ESL theme to allow for flexibility in selecting activities to accommodate students' needs. Activities are grouped into five units and include detailed instructions to teachers.

1 000 Conversation Questions

Author: Larry Pitts
Publisher: ECQ Publishing
ISBN: 1942116055
Release Date: 2014-08-30
Genre: Conversation

NOTE: This is the second edition. It has more questions than the original and a simplified interior. This book is packed with more than1,000 conversation questionsspanning100 topicsand is targeted towards"intermediate or advanced ESL or EFL students."These questions are great to: spark interest in a topic practice fluency elicit vocabulary find common errors It is designed with one goal in mind, to provide you with a wealth of easy to use conversation questions. This book has a simple design which makes it easy to photocopy or scan. You won't find any branding, cartoons, or excessive decoration on the pages. It also contains a small section on how to best implement conversation questions in your class, in which I share what I have learned through trial and error and hundreds of classroom hours. This is a book by a teacher for teachers.As an English language teacher I have found that using conversation questions in the classroom is one of the best ways to get students talking. I believe that students should be given as much opportunity as possible to produce English and so I use these questions in my own classroom to foster lively discussions. I found conversation questions to be so successful in the classroom that I decided to create a resource for my fellow teachers. I sincerely hope you enjoy this book and I believe that it will provide you with lots of value in the years to come.

Discussion Starters

Author: Keith S. Folse
ISBN: UOM:39015037755868
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Thirty-two lively topics to stimulate classroom discussion for advanced ESL students

English the American Way A Fun ESL Guide to Language and Culture in the U S with Embedded Audio MP3

Author: Sheila MacKechnie Murtha
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 9780738684741
Release Date: 2015-01-04
Genre: Foreign Language Study

REA’s English the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to Language and Culture in the U.S. with Embedded Audio & Mp3 Download Helps English Language Learners Improve Their Skills A fun guide to everything American for the English language learner! Authored by seasoned ESL instructors, this handy guidebook is perfect for people who already have a good grasp of English, but want to improve how they speak the language as it is spoken in the United States. Written in a lighthearted and easy-to-follow style, this book is a great resource for people of all ages and all nationalities. Each unit introduces commonly used phrases, vocabulary, and verbs, and offers sample dialogs to illustrate everyday American life. Sentence completions, quizzes, tips, and illustrations make learning fun. Individual units cover topics essential to the mosaic of American life: making friends, basic skills, driving, dining out, dealing with money, home life, emergency situations, doctor visits, handling a job interview, and more. To improve your pronunciation, listen to the embedded audio that accompanies this e-book or download the Mp3. The audio contains all the dialogues and pronunciation pointers found in the book so you can listen along and practice your speaking skills as you read. The dialogues are read by native speakers and are a great way to work on accent reduction. If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to improve your English language skills, this is the book for you!

It s a Breeze

Author: Toni Aberson
ISBN: 098479851X
Release Date: 2012-11-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This collection of 42 short English lessons focuses on specific American idioms and common phrases. Written for high-school ESL students and adult English-language learners, this guide can also improve the vocabulary and cultural literacy of intermediate English students.

Compelling Conversations Questions Quotations for Advanced Vietnamese English Language Learners

Author: Eric H. Roth
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9780982617885
Release Date: 2011-05-26
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This innovative English as a Foreign Language (EFL) textbook focuses on building speaking skills of Vietnamese English Language Learners. Based on the highly successful English as a Second Language (ESL) textbook, Compelling Conversations, this unique book includes thematic chapters to create quality conversations, interview questions, paraphrasing exercises, classic quotations, and tradition proverbs to create hours of English conversation and class discussions. It also uses many photographs from Vietnam, highlights Vietnamese culture, and has been adopted by a Vietnamese university for their English classes. This culturally sensitive textbook encourages Vietnamese English Language Learners to speak about their experiences, their families, and their lives in Vietnam. With dozens of practical speaking exercises, this book improves the fluency of Advanced Vietnamese English Language Learners and provides practice giving reasons to support opinions, build critical thinking skills, and prepare for standardized exams with speaking sections such as TOEFL and TOEIC tests. It also builds authentic conversation skills in English. This special version is a wonderful addition to English programs, conversation clubs, and English classrooms.

50 Conversation Classes

Author: Andrew Berlin
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1539070794
Release Date: 2016-09-24

Get your students talking with these themed conversation classes consisting of a set of conversation cards and an activity sheet containing relevant vocabulary, idioms and grammar points. The basis of a good conversation class is giving learners a reason and an opportunity to speak and scaffolding that speaking with lexis and grammatical structure as it's needed. The most fruitful conversations arise spontaneously and there is an art to listening well and asking the right questions to in order to uncover the nuggets of universal interest which provoke stimulating classroom discussion. However, some days we come up empty handed, maybe our learners are tired or reluctant to publicly speak up. Here it is also the teacher's role to give learners a gentle push into areas which hopefully will create intellectual arousal and thus opportunities for the teacher to support this output with appropriate input. The activities in this book are intended to facilitate and support rich and stimulating conversation and are not designed to produce standardised lessons. Each unit contains many possible branching off points which can be either pursued in more depth or accepted at face value.

Many Sides

Author: Alfred Snider
Publisher: IDEA
ISBN: 0970213042
Release Date: 2002-01
Genre: Education

This book is an all-in-one introduction to both the theory and practice of democracy, aimed at upper level high school and university students and civic-minded adults in both old and new democracies. Portions of the book are from the Democracy is a Discussion handbooks.

Esl Classroom Activities for Teens and Adults

Author: Shelley Ann Vernon
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1478213795
Release Date: 2012-07-09
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This handbook for ESL instruction features fluency activities, grammar drills, and 175 ideas to make learning English fun and effective for foreign speakers. Includes games and quizzes for all levels.--Adapted from cover.

Compelling Conversations Written Compiled and Edited

Author: Eric H. Roth
ISBN: 0982617860
Release Date: 2011-06
Genre: Education

These 11 thematic chapters have been selected and revised for The Language Company for their Edmond campus high school students. This intermediate ESL (English as a Second Language) conversation textbook includes quotations, paraphrasing activities, proverbs, quotations, surveys, and online assignments. Chapter titles are: Getting Started; Going Beyond Hello; Making and Keeping Friends; Loving Dogs and Pets; Pet Peeves; Traveling; Moving to Music; Talking about Television; Playing and Watching Sports; Holidays and Celebrations; and Clothes and Fashion. All chapters are adapted from the original ESL textbook Compelling Conversations: Questions and Quotations on Timeless Topics