Compelling conversations : questions and quotations on timeless topics : an engaging ESL textbook for advanced students (Book, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
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Compelling conversations : questions and quotations on timeless topics : an engaging ESL textbook for advanced students

Author: Eric H Roth; Toni Aberson
Publisher: Los Angeles : Chimayo Press, [2008] ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second EditionView all editions and formats
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"This innovative English as a second language 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 ESL book includes 45 thematic chapters, over 1400 questions, 500 vocabulary words, 250 proverbs and American idioms, and 500 quotations. Designed for both adult education and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Programmed instructional materials
Instructional and educational works
Problems and exercises
Phrase books
Quotations
Textbooks
Conversation and phrase books
Self-instruction
Terms and phrases
Textbooks for foreign speakers
Problems, exercises, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric H Roth; Toni Aberson
ISBN: 141965828X 9781419658280 9780982617809 0982617801
OCLC Number: 263388144
Description: viii, 152 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Getting started --
Going beyond hello --
Being home --
Describing family ties --
Eating and drinking --
Exploring daily habits --
Being yourself --
Staying healthy --
Parenting --
Making and keeping friends --
Loving dogs and pets --
Cats and more cats --
Pet peeves --
Traveling --
California calling --
Reading pleasures and tastes --
Moving to music --
Talking about television --
Talking about movies --
Talking about movies: The sequel --
Playing and watching sports --
Gardening --
Enjoying the beach --
Holidays and celebrations --
What do you think? --
Change --
Clothes and fashion --
Appreciating physical beauty --
Dating --
Enjoying money --
Eating out --
Gambling and spending money --
Do you match? --
Handling stress --
Practicing job interviews --
Work relationships --
Learning in school --
Studying English --
Coming to America --
Exploring American culture --
Exploring cities --
Driving cars --
Crime and punishment --
Voting and choosing leaders --
Searching for heroes.
Other Titles: Engaging ESL textbook for advanced students
Responsibility: written, compiled, & edited by Eric H. Roth and Toni Aberson.

Abstract:

"This innovative English as a second language 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 ESL book includes 45 thematic chapters, over 1400 questions, 500 vocabulary words, 250 proverbs and American idioms, and 500 quotations. Designed for both adult education and intensive English language students, the conversations deepen critical thinking skills and speaking skills essential to success in community college and university programs. Compelling Conversations has been used in classrooms in over 50 countries, recommended by English Teaching Professional magazine, and enjoyed by thousands of English students."--Amazon.com.

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