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Conversation

Conversation

Format: Paperback

This book uses the characteristics of native-speaker conversation to form the basis for teaching the skills of speaking.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-437096-7
  • Price: $ 21.50

This book uses the characteristics of native-speaker conversation to form the basis for teaching the skills of speaking.

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Key features

  • Uses the characteristics of native-speaker conversation to form a basis for teaching the skills of speaking.
  • Helps to develop students' ability to speak English fluently and confidently, especially in less formal contexts.
  • Provides a useful source of ideas to supplement any coursebook at any level.

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This book uses the characteristics of native-speaker conversation to form the basis for teaching the skills of speaking.

Contents

Foreword

Introduction


1 Towards a classroom approach
Explains how the activities in chapters 2 to 5 can be combined to provide a coherent approach to the teaching of conversation.

2 Controlled activities (25 activities)
Controlled activities to help students develop confidence as well as the ability to participate in and maintain simple, commonly encountered conversations.

3 Awareness activities (20 activities)
Activities designed to help students become aware of what native speakers do in conversation; the activities involve making observations, imitating, experimenting, and identifying aspects of the language.

4 Fluency activities (28 activities)
Activities which help learners achieve conversational competence through: providing the experience of using English in real time (i.e. people do not wait for the right or the appropriate answer in real life); giving learners the chance to express their own ideas and emotions; giving learners the opportunity of using language for a specific purpose.

5 Feedback (12 tasks)
Practical ways in which consistent and reliable feedback can be used to improve conversational performance.

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Reviews

  • '... an excellent source of material that can be quickly and easily exploited in the classroom.'
    - IATEFL Newsletter