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.

A Year in the Life of an ESL Student

Author: Edward Francis
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
ISBN: 9781604945348
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Originally published: [Victoria, B.C.: Trafford], 2004.

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.

Let s Start Talking

Author: George M. Rooks
Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub
ISBN: 0838448259
Release Date: 1994-01-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Let's Start Talking was conceived of as a lower-level companion to the intermediate Can't Stop Talking and the advanced Nonstop Discussion Workbook. Continuing the tradition of Nonstop discussion, Let's Start Talking offers upper-beginning and lower-intermediate students an opportunity to express their ideas about stimulating problems in an interactive small group setting. As with the previous books, the purpose of this text is to generate discussions and conversations in which the students do almost all the talking.

Conversation Starters II

Author: Rosemary Painter
ISBN: 1456353829
Release Date: 2010-11-23
Genre: English language

Conversation Starters II is a non-scripted speaking scaffolding for the Intermediate or Advanced ESL/EFL classroom. Supplementing any curriculum, this reproducible text can be used as a 20- to 30-minute activity in small group conversational speaking. This text has 32 single-page stand alone conversation scaffolds. With topical vocabulary and starter questions provided, each instructor can adapt the vocabulary to include the current class topics and issues. This text allows the instructor the flexibility to develop the conversation as s/he sees fit for his/her own classroom.

ESL Teacher s Activities Kit

Author: Elizabeth Claire
Publisher: Parker Publishing Company
ISBN: 0130804789
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Education

Easy-to-use language-generating activities to increase the motivation & participation of English-as-a-Second-Language students.

English at Hand

Author: Christopher G. Hayes
Publisher: Ingram
ISBN: 0944210252
Release Date: 1995-12-01
Genre: Education


Author: Julie Meighan
Publisher: Jembooks
ISBN: 0993550614
Release Date: 2017-03-17
Genre: Education

ESL Drama Start consists of over one hundred drama games and plays that can be used in the English language classroom. Drama games are a perfect tool to use in any classroom that encompasses multiple learning styles, ability levels and age groups. In addition, the activities in this book help ESL students to access active language in an effective and imaginative way. The activities in this book facilitate students' ability to learn in different ways as visual learners, auditory learners and kinaesthetic learners.

Concepts Comments

Author: Patricia Ackert
Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub
ISBN: 753478221X
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Through wonderful readings and carefully designed activities, this best-selling series helps students develop reading skills and systematically increase their active vocabulary. Learners develop useful and relevant vocabulary while exploring and expanding critical thinking skills.

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.

500 Grammar Based Conversation Questions

Author: Larry Pitts
Publisher: ECQ Publishing
ISBN: 1942116012
Release Date: 2014-08-30
Genre: Conversation

Let's face it, grammar can be boring to teach and can definitely be boring to learn. This book makes grammar lessons more engaging and interesting for "intermediate and advanced" ESL / EFL students. I've handpicked the most commonly taught grammar points "and made conversation questions that allow students to produce the grammar naturally." For each of the grammar points there are short, simple, and easy to understand explanations. You can give these explanations to your students or use them for yourself as a guide or reminder. There are at least 17 questions for each of the grammar points. So your students will have plenty to talk about. Plus, they'll be using the grammar you just taught them in a natural and pain-free way. "So what are the grammar points in the book?" simple past, present perfect, simple present, modals of possibility and probability, gerunds vs. infinitives, modals of necessity, modals of advice, comparatives, conditionals real with the future (first conditional), will, be going to, passive voice in the present, past continuous, reported speech / indirect speech, conditionals unreal with the past (third conditional), conditionals unreal with the present (second conditional), nouns (count / noncount / countable / uncountable), quantifiers, conditionals real with the present (zero conditional), present perfect continuous, superlatives, tag questions, adverbs of frequency, as ... as (equatives), imperatives, passive voice with the past, used to / would, for / since, would rather / prefer. Look familiar? I'm sure you're teaching some of these in your class. I'm also sure that you've taught a lot of these in the past. And you know what? You'll probably be teaching most of these in the future. Wouldn't it be nice to have some extra resources when it's time to teach grammar in your class?