Conversation Gambits: Real English Conversation Practices

Conversation Gambits: Real English Conversation Practices

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By (author) Eric Keller, By (author) Sylvia Taba Warner

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  • Publisher: Cengage ELT BRE
  • Format: Paperback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 234mm x 5mm | 154g
  • Publication date: 1 April 1994
  • Publication City/Country: Hove
  • ISBN 10: 0906717590
  • ISBN 13: 9780906717592
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 258,034

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"Conversation Gambits" is specially designed to teach the language of conversation and discussion. Through their careful choice of language, the authors predict the words and phrases students will require to take part in the conversation activities effectively. "Conversation Gambits" is the ideal material for a conversation course or conversation option.

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1. Asking for Information 2. Breaking in 3. Interrupting Game 4. Getting Information on the Phone 5. Actions in Order 6. Telling a Story 7. Listing Excuses 8. The Main Thing 9. The Main Problem 10. A Surprising Fact 11. Surprising News 12. An Unpleasant Thought 13. The Hidden Truth 14. Changing the Subject 15. Current Affairs 16. Guessing 17. A Conviction 18. Personal Opinions 19. How Something Affects You 20. Sharing a Confidence 21. How to get the Money 22. Offering a Suggestion 23. The Great Escape 24. Plan and Counterplan 25. Thinking about a Problem 26. Emphasizing a Point 27. Adding Things 28. Give a Reason 29. Have you got a Good Reason? 30. Thinking Ahead 31. Correcting Yourself 32. Putting the Record Straight 33. Popular Misconceptions 34. We Take It For Granted 35. Saying 'no' Tactfully 36. Door To Door Salespeople 37. Demanding Explanations 38. Expressing Your Reservations 39. Taking Things Into Consideration 40. Arguments and Counter Arguments 41. Seeing the Good Side 42. Generalizing 43. Exceptions 44. The Generalization Game 45. Illustrating Your Point 46. What You Really Mean 47. Finish Your Story 48. Right or wrong 49. Crowd Reactions 50. Getting To Know Someone 51. Can I Help You? 52. The Love Test 53. I haven't a Clue! 54. It Serves You Right! 55. Analyze Your Handwriting 56. Inkblots 57. Being Sympathetic 58. The Interview 59. Showing Interest 60. Are You Following Me? 61. Communication Problems 62. Accepting a Compliment 63. Mini-Conversations

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1. Asking for Information 2. Breaking in 3. Interrupting Game 4. Getting Information on the Phone 5. Actions in Order 6. Telling a Story 7. Listing Excuses 8. The Main Thing 9. The Main Problem 10. A Surprising Fact 11. Surprising News 12. An Unpleasant Thought 13. The Hidden Truth 14. Changing the Subject 15. Current Affairs 16. Guessing 17. A Conviction 18. Personal Opinions 19. How Something Affects You 20. Sharing a Confidence 21. How to get the Money 22. Offering a Suggestion 23. The Great Escape 24. Plan and Counterplan 25. Thinking about a Problem 26. Emphasizing a Point 27. Adding Things 28. Give a Reason 29. Have you got a Good Reason? 30. Thinking Ahead 31. Correcting Yourself 32. Putting the Record Straight 33. Popular Misconceptions 34. We Take It For Granted 35. Saying 'no' Tactfully 36. Door To Door Salespeople 37. Demanding Explanations 38. Expressing Your Reservations 39. Taking Things Into Consideration 40. Arguments and Counter Arguments 41. Seeing the Good Side 42. Generalizing 43. Exceptions 44. The Generalization Game 45. Illustrating Your Point 46. What You Really Mean 47. Finish Your Story 48. Right or wrong 49. Crowd Reactions 50. Getting To Know Someone 51. Can I Help You? 52. The Love Test 53. I haven't a Clue! 54. It Serves You Right! 55. Analyze Your Handwriting 56. Inkblots 57. Being Sympathetic 58. The Interview 59. Showing Interest 60. Are You Following Me? 61. Communication Problems 62. Accepting a Compliment 63. Mini-Conversations