esl-book.com - EFL http://esl-book.com/?q=taxonomy/term/82/0 en Creative, Flexible Ready-to-use Speaking Exercises http://esl-book.com/?q=english-language-conversation-text-book-review <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-summary"><legend>Summary</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &lt;p&gt;This innovative ESL textbook encourages students to learn by doing, share their experiences, learn about classmates, and develop conversational fluency. Ideal for conversation classes where students must constantly speak, this excellent resource can also supplement advanced and high intermediate classes. Finally, the easy-to-use format with concise chapters of three-four pages provides exceptional flexibility for English teachers.&lt;/p&gt; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &lt;p&gt;Teachers will probably not be able to finish the book in a single semester, annoying some students. Plus, some chapters also touch on controversial subjects (dating, elections) and seem very American (California calling, Coming to America) requiring some selective editing if used in closed societies.&lt;/p&gt; </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-asin field-field-product-id"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="amazon-item amazon-item-book amazon-item-default"> <img src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61%2B93dImzKL._SL75_.jpg" alt="Image of Compelling Conversations: Questions and Quotations on Timeless Topics- An Engaging ESL Textbook for Advanced Students" title="Compelling Conversations: Questions and Quotations on Timeless Topics- An Engaging ESL Textbook for Advanced Students" height="75" width="59" /><div><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Compelling-Conversations-Questions-Quotations-Timeless/dp/141965828X%3FSubscriptionId%3D0CD9RCQYM0TBVH55NB82%26tag%3Dcompellingconversations-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D141965828X" rel="nofollow">Compelling Conversations: Questions and Quotations on Timeless Topics- An Engaging ESL Textbook for Advanced Students</a></strong></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>What a delight! This conversation book gets ESL students talking. Each chapter poses 25 or so questions and shares a dozen fun quotes. Lots of great conversations starters like &quot;How do you win the game of life?&quot; Superb resource for &quot;multi-level&quot; Intermediate and Advanced classes. An abundance of material that can be used both in and out of the classroom.</p> http://esl-book.com/?q=english-language-conversation-text-book-review#comments Adult Education Advanced ESL American English Compelling Conversations conversation clubs Education EFL English Conversation textbook ESL speaking skills natural English Speaking Skills Sat, 17 Jan 2009 22:30:13 +0000 Mark 15 at http://esl-book.com