Compelling Conversations (ebook Gr: 6 to A)

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COMPELLING CONVERSATIONS
Eric Roth


English students want to actually speak English and achieve fluency. This innovative textbook asks natural questions and introduces memorable quotations to  spark quality conversations. Each of the 45 chapters includes five activities to create authentic communication and build fluency.

Compelling Conversations: Questions and Quotations on Timeless Topics includes 45 chapters on a wide variety of conversation topics asks over 1350 questions encouraging students to reflect and share features over 500 memorable quotations from ancient sages to modern writers introduces over 200 proverbs from around the world highlights 450 practical vocabulary words can supplement other textbooks generates authentic discourse for tutors provides enough material for an estimated 180 hours of class time ends each chapter with an "on your own" exercise for homework or self-study allows students to develop authentic, meaningful conversations in English deepens critical thinking skills encourages students to share experiences and insights engages students and creates compelling conversations
 

Compelling Conversations:

  • includes 45 chapters on a wide variety of conversation topics
  • asks over 1350 questions encouraging ESL students to reflect and share
  • features over 500 memorable quotations from ancient sages to modern writers
  • introduces over 200 proverbs from around the world
  • highlights 450 practical vocabulary words for ESL students
  • can supplement other textbooks in EFL/ELL classrooms
  • prepares English language learners for the conversation section of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC)
  • generates authentic discourse for English language tutors
  • makes English language tutoring easy with self contained lessons
  • provides enough material for an estimated 180 hours of class time
  • ends each chapter with an "on your own" exercise for homework or self-study
  • allows adult students to develop meaningful conversations in English
  • deepens critical thinking skills for academic success and personal satisfaction
  • encourages ESL students to share experiences and insights
  • reduces ESL teacher stress with excellent ready made lessons
  • created by the faculty advisor for the University of Southern California Conversation Partners Program.
  • engages students and creates compelling conversations

You can create compelling conversations by asking simple, yet deep, questions like:

  • What brings you here?
  • How did you hear about this class (party/event/movie)?
  • What do you like to do online?
  • Where were you born? How many miles do you think that is from here?
  • Where are you in your family's birth order?
  • What makes you smile?
  • What have you been reading recently?
  • Can you recommend any movies to see or rent?
  • What's the most beautiful place you've seen?
  • What qualities make a good leader?
  • Which issues are important to you in this election?
  • Who chose your name? Why?
  • What music inspires you?
  • Where are you coming from?
  • Where are you going?
  • Where do you feel most comfortable? Why?
  • How do you release stress?
  • What do you appreciate about living here?
  • What did you learn at your last job?
  • What do you do to stay healthy?
  • What TV shows would you recommend to a visitor to your country? Why?
  • Have your habits changed in the last year?
  • How would your friends describe you?
  • What would you add?



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