Compelling Conversations

Author: Eric H. Roth
Publisher: Chimayo Press
ISBN: 098261781X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This English as a Foreign Language (EFL) textbook includes thematic chapters to create quality conversations and uses conversation starters, interview questions, classic quotations, paraphrasing exercises, and traditional proverbs to create hours of English conversation and class discussions for native Vietnamese speakers.

Compelling American Conversations

Author: Eric Hermann Roth
Publisher: Chimayo Press
ISBN: 1468158368
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Compelling American Conversations: Questions and Quotations for Intermediate American English Language Learners from Chimayo Press helps American immigrants and international students develop their fluency skills and academic vocabulary through conversation exercises. Each chapter includes two sets of conversation questions, vocabulary review, short writing exercises, paraphrasing exercises with proverbs, a discussion activity around pithy quotations, and an online “Search and Share” activity. Focusing on both daily experiences and American culture through proverbs, quotations, and speaking exercises, the materials help intermediate English language learners explore their lives, learn common American sayings and expressions, and develop vital discussion skills. The 15 topical chapters include: Opening Moves; Going Beyond Hello; Making and Breaking Habits; Studying English; Being Yourself; Choosing and Keeping Friends; Playing and Watching Sports; Talking About American Television; Celebrating American Holidays; Being Stylish; Handling Stress; Practicing Job Interviews; Valuing Money and Finding Bargains; Exploring American Cities and Seeing Our World With Photographs. The “Resources and Notes” appendix includes the academic word list, supplemental worksheets, bibliographical references, author biographies and indices to proverbs and quotations. Designed primarily for community college ESL and adult education students, this flexible ESL textbook can be used by high school English language learners (ELL) and intensive English programs. Compelling American Conversations, is the third title in the Compelling Conversations series, most known for the original fluency-focused advanced ESL textbook, Compelling Conversations: Questions and Quotations on Timeless Topics (2006).

Compelling Conversations Japan

Author: Eric H. Roth
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1543909698
Format: PDF, ePub
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Based on our original and highly successful English as a Second Language (ESL) textbook, Compelling Conversations, this book focuses specifically on Japanese-speaking English language learners. Using culturally relevant touchstones and exercises, Compelling Conversations - Japan helps fill the gap between technical ability and the practical skill of engaging in casual conversations. Each thematic chapter develops a variety of skills that allow developing English language speakers to build a better understanding of how to expand their conversational prowess as they refine their fluency. Prompts and activities are designed to build these speaking skills while learning how to give appropriate answers, ask engaging questions, and create compelling conversations in English!

Compelling Conversations Questions and Quotations on Timeless Topics

Author: Eric H. Roth
Publisher: Chimayo Press
ISBN: 0982617801
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This innovative ESL/EFL 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 oral skills English textbook includes 45 thematic chapters, over 1,350 questions, 500 vocabulary words, 250 proverbs and American idioms, and 500 quotations. Designed for both adult education and intensive English language students, the conversations and activities deepen critical thinking skills and develop speaking skills essential to success in community college and university programs. Compelling Conversations has been used in classrooms in over 40 countries, recommended by English Teaching Professional magazine, adopted by conversation clubs and private English tutors, and enjoyed by thousands of English students.

Compelling Conversations Written Compiled and Edited

Author: Eric H. Roth
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780982617861
Format: PDF, Docs
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These 11 thematic chapters have been selected and revised for The Language Company for their Edmond campus high school students. This intermediate ESL (English as a Second Language) conversation textbook includes quotations, paraphrasing activities, proverbs, quotations, surveys, and online assignments. Chapter titles are: Getting Started; Going Beyond Hello; Making and Keeping Friends; Loving Dogs and Pets; Pet Peeves; Traveling; Moving to Music; Talking about Television; Playing and Watching Sports; Holidays and Celebrations; and Clothes and Fashion. All chapters are adapted from the original ESL textbook Compelling Conversations: Questions and Quotations on Timeless Topics

Compelling American Conversations Teacher Edition

Author: Eric Roth
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781512226751
Format: PDF
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This English Teacher's Guide to Compelling American Conversations provides teaching tips, feedback suggestions, extension suggestions, and supplemental exercises so you can help teach speaking skills in a relaxed, confident manner. How do you we get our intermediate English language learners to speak more in our classes? How can we help prepare American residents by choice develop the conversational skills to become future American citizens? These questions inspired Compelling American Conversations: Questions and Quotations for Intermediate American English Language Learners. Since 2012, the versatile speaking skills textbook has found its way into several English as a Second Language and English language development classrooms. Words can often have multiple meanings, and the term "intermediate English language learner" is no exception. Compelling American Conversations was written with this recognition to offer various ways of helping English students develop and deepen their conversation skills. Compelling American Conversations (CAC), an exceptionally flexible ESL textbook, makes adding speaking skills relatively easy in a wide range of classroom environments. This Teacher's Guide will help English teachers - and tutors - working in adult education programs, community colleges, Intensive English Programs, literacy centers, and international student offices. Compelling American Conversations helps English language learners feel more comfortable in English. It will also help your students become more fluent in English. This teacher's guide provides detailed suggestions on how to effectively teach each lesson, anticipate "good mistakes" from students, and provide feedback. It also includes several new activities for each chapters so you can extend the lessons, adapt to both stronger and weaker students, and add explicit pronunciation and vocabulary training. We have also deployed the Common European Framework of References (CEFR) for each lesson to clearly identify specific teaching objectives in each lesson. In addition to an activity by activity teaching tip for the entire 15 chapters, this teacher's guide includes many supplemental activities such as: Sound Practice - Accent reduction activities and minimal pair practice Grammar Connection - Activity that focuses on how words and sentences work in a conversation context of each thematic chapter. Steps to Success - A supplemental activity focused on English for Specific Purposes Phrasal Verbs - Another supplemental activity that develops student fluency. The Brave and the Bold - More sensitive questions that might spark lively, yet controversial, discussions. This section is more appropriate for college than high school classrooms. Fun with Famous Folks - Ways to do more with selected quotations for student presentations. Like many other experienced English teachers, we often browse through teaching guides for ESL & ELT textbooks. Therefore, this particular Teacher's Guide has been written so the materials can be read - and perhaps enjoyed - both individually or consumed in a scaffold manner. We have shared our perspectives in a more candid, less diplomatic manner than many more traditional textbook authors and publishers. The result is an informative, street smart guide to teaching English and deploying Compelling American Conversations in your ESL classroom.

The War I Survived Was Vietnam

Author: Michael Uhl
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476625808
Format: PDF
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This singular collection of articles, essays, poems, criticism and personal recollections by a Vietnam veteran documents the author’s reflections on the war, from his combat experiences to his exploration of American veteran identity to his struggles with PTSD. His career as an advocate for the welfare of GIs and veterans exposed to dangerous radiation and herbicides is covered. Several pieces deal with how the Vietnam experience is being archived by scholars for historical interpretation. These collected works serve as a study of how wars are remembered and written about by surviving veterans.

Conversations with Tim O Brien

Author: Patrick A. Smith
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1617036781
Format: PDF, Kindle
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On the strength of a National Book Award for his novel Going After Cacciato (1978) and a widely acclaimed short-story cycle, The Things They Carried (1990), Tim O'Brien (b. 1946) cemented his reputation as one of the most compelling chroniclers of Vietnam--and, in the process, was cast as a "Vietnam writer." But to confine O'Brien to a single piece of ground or a particular style is to ignore the broad sweep of a career spanning nearly four decades. In addition to detailed discussions of all of O'Brien's work--a memoir, If I Die in a Combat Zone (1973), and seven books of fiction--the sixteen interviews and profiles in Conversations with Tim O'Brien explore common themes, with subtle differences. Looming large is the experience of Vietnam and its influence as well as O'Brien's youth in Minnesota and the expectations of a Midwestern upbringing. Interviews allowed the writer to fully examine the shifting boundaries of truth and identity, memory, and imagination in fiction, the role of war in society; gender issues; and the craft of writing. O'Brien approaches each of these topics and a host of others with a directness and an evident passion that will resonate with both readers and prospective writers.