Conversation Lessons: The Natural Language of Conversation

  • AUTHOR: Ron Martinez
  • ISBN-13: 9781899396658 
  • 128 Pages  Paperback 
  • 1st Edition
  • ©1997     Published
  • Level(s): Intermediate
  • List Price = $ 33.95 | College Wholesale (Net) Price $25.00
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Overview

About The Product

CONVERSATION LESSONS is specially designed for speaking and conversation courses at intermediate level. The goal of the book is to help the learner sound more natural in everyday conversations.

Features

  • Provides 30 motivating lessons for middle intermediate ESL/EFL students.
  • Each lesson is based on an amusing conversation, followed by activities which focus on the lexical phrases needed to perform the conversational functions taught in that lesson.
  • The units include: understatement, euphemistic language, encouraging, conversation taboos, difficult explanations, conversation patterns, register, being vague, telling a story, being negative, being polite, and guessing.

About the Contributor

AUTHOR
  • Ron Martinez

Table of Contents

1. Remembering
2. Decisions
3. Conversation Frame 1
4. Priorities
5. Encouraging
6. Conversation Taboos 1
7. Difficult Explanations
8. Describing the Impossible
9. Conversation Frame 2
10. Telling a Story
11. Being Polite
12. Conversation Taboos 2
13. Reacting Predictably
14. Comforting
15. Conversation Frame 3
16. Sharing Secrets
17. Angry with Yourself
18. Conversation Taboos 3
19. Sharing Problems
20. The State of Things
21. Conversation Frame 4
22. Being Negative
23. Guessing
24. Conversation Taboos 4
25. Avoiding Commitment
26. Termination
27. Conversation Frame 5
28. Surprise
29. Conversation Taboos 5
30. Compliments