Putting It Together: A Conversation Management Text

Putting It Together: A Conversation Management Text

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NEW FOR 1994! PUTTING IT TOGETHER: A CONVERSATION MANAGEMENT TEXT. This text is designed to develop a variety of specific speaking skills rather than to simply provide an opportunity to speak. Skills covered may be linguistic (e.g. opening a conversation) or cultural (some topics are impolite.) Each chapter consists of a listening passage, vocabulary, controlled practice and a very open conversation. >focuses on specific speaking skills needed in English >emphasizes conversations on real topics with real information >gradually builds each chapter from listening to controlled speech to free speech >prepares students for real, idiomatic speech heard outside the classroom >provides topics carefully chosen for high student interest >presents gradual skill buildups with a variety of follow-up practice >introduces vocabulary/idioms in specific domains >provides great opportunities for surveying fellow students and people outside the classroom >encourages real communication rather than fictional information gap/pair work situation
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 210.8 x 277.1 x 10.4mm | 480.39g
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0131281747
  • 9780131281745

Table of contents

Chapter One: Asking for Clarification

Language/Skills

Asking for Clarification

Repeating Information as a Question

Correcting Mistakes

WH-Questions for Clarification

Confirming Numbers



Chapter Two: Getting Started

Language/Skills

Greetings

Introductions

Conversation Openers



Chapter Three: Keeping It Going

Language/Skills

Listener Expressions

Avoiding Silence

Giving Complete Answers

Open Questions (three types)

Suggestions



Chapter Four: Ending a Conversation

Language/Skills

Pre-closing Phrases

Closings



Review of Chapters 1-4





Conversation Maze One

Small Group Activity for Review of Conversational Strategies





Chapter Five: Weekends

Language/Skills

Key Phrases

Activities with go (go fishing)

Other Activities



Chapter Six: Weather

Language/Skills

Key Phrases

Weather Expressions/Idioms



Chapter Seven: Music

Language/Skills

Vocabulary

Asking for an Opinion

Giving an Opinion



Chapter Eight: Explanations

Language/Skills

Explaining by:

Classification

Purpose

Comparison and Contrast

Structure

Material

Exemplification

Origin



Chapter Nine: Food

Language/Skills

Key Phrases for Talking About Food

Vocabulary

Idioms



Chapter Ten: Reduced Forms

Language/Skills

Key Reduced Forms: wanna, gonna

Vocabulary



Review of Chapters 1-10

Review of Conversational Strategies

Vocabulary and idioms

Controlled and Communicative Exercises





Chapter Eleven: Schools

Language/Skills

Vocabulary

Idioms

Key Cultural Information About Schools



Chapter Twelve: Non-words

Language/Skills

Key Informal Conversational Expressions

in English: uh-huh, uh-uh, uh-oh, O.K.

Fillers



Chapter Thirteen: People

Language/Skills

Key Positive and Negative Words for People: sweetheart, slob, good conversationalist



Chapter Fourteen: Conversational Expressions

Language/Skills

Important Expressions which Cause Students

Great Difficulties: anyway, by the way, so what, that reminds me



Chapter Fifteen: Feelings

Language/Skills

Language for Explaining Emotions

Likes and Dislikes



Conversation Maze Two

Small Group Activity for Review of Conversational Strategies and Vocabulary





Chapter Sixteen: Storytelling



Language/Skills

Key Phrases for Telling a Story and

Reacting to a Story: "This is a story about my

grandfather." "And then what happened?"

Time Phrases: First, Then, Finally, After that





Chapter Seventeen: Life

Language/Skills

Words and Idioms for the Stages of Life:

was born, got married, got divorced, died



Chapter Eighteen: Work

Language/Skills

Key Vocabulary and idioms for Work

Situations: hire, fire, promote, transfer, benefits



Chapter Nineteen: Movies and TV

Language/Skills

Key Vocabulary and idioms for

Discussing Movies and TV: director,

scenery, documentary, horror





Review of Chapters 11-20

Controlled and Communicative Exercises for

Review of Final Ten Chapters

Summary of Main Ideas of Text





APPENDIX

Notes for Instructors & Answer Key

Helpful Hints for Instructor, Expansion

Activities, Answers for Dialogues and Controlled Exercises
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