More Discussion Starters: Activities for Building Speaking Fluency

More Discussion Starters: Activities for Building Speaking Fluency

by Keith S. Folse, Jeanine Aida Ivone
     
 

ISBN-10: 0472088556

ISBN-13: 9780472088553

Pub. Date: 03/11/2002

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

Like its predecessor, each unit in More Discussion Starters contains exercises that provide speaking interaction about a central topic or idea, and most require students to work together in pairs or small groups to reach a conclusion about a topic. Though most of the topics in the text are serious (corporal punishment, abortion, and gun control), many others

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Like its predecessor, each unit in More Discussion Starters contains exercises that provide speaking interaction about a central topic or idea, and most require students to work together in pairs or small groups to reach a conclusion about a topic. Though most of the topics in the text are serious (corporal punishment, abortion, and gun control), many others deal with lighter topics (humor and culture). The activities, tasks, and topics chosen for this book are real situations from all over the world.

Most of the units in this book introduce a problem or controversial topic at the beginning of the unit. This is then followed by a series of exercises designed to prepare all of the students so that they can express their ideas at the next class meeting. A unit usually includes several kinds of oral fluency activities, such as problem-solving tasks, court cases, "finish the story," role plays, "put the story together," small group discussions, and oral presentations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472088553
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
03/11/2002
Pages:
184
Sales rank:
1,268,544
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

To the Teacherxi
Advice from the Authors to the Studentsxix
1Predicting the Future1
2You Can Be the Judge: Who Is the Real Owner?10
3Cell Phones16
4An Interviewer's Ideal Person to Interview25
5Jokes: Is It Funny? Culture and Humor30
6Proverbs39
7Put the Story Together: The Patient44
8Life after Death?46
9Finish the Story: The Young Boy's Dilemma53
10The Death Penalty56
11Put the Story Together: The Great Beyond70
12The Punishment and the Crime72
13Corporal Punishment78
14Who Should Control Your Safety?88
15More Practice with Proverbs99
16Faith Healing: Trust the Doctor or Trust God?104
17The Abortion Debate111
18Put the Story Together: A Van Full of Penguins121
19The 10 Most Important Events in History124
20Playing God: Genetic Engineering132
Communication Activities141
Answer Key for Language Review Exercises159

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