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 situationshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 210.8 x 277.1 x 10.4mm | 480.39g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • 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 Exercisesshow more