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Overview

Incorporating a learning-through-doing approach, this student-centered text is designed to develop the oral communication skills needed in academic and professional settings. Task-based listening activities, conversations, small group discussions, and individual presentations are based on real-life situations including getting acquainted, interacting in class, maintaining a conversation, speaking to a group, and developing a presentation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780137012299
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
  • Publication date: 2/18/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 7.06 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Table of Contents

Unit 1 Interacting in class

Listening Practice

Communication Skills

Organizing Small Group Activities

Brainstorming

Using Appropriate Language Styles

Participating in Class

Pronunciation Practice

Word Stress

Learning Strategies

Analyzing Needs

Cross-Cultural Communication

Considering Classroom Behavior

Unit 2 Maintaining a Conversation

Listening Practice

Communication Skills

Asking Questions

Encouraging Communication

Making Small Talk

Pronunciation Practice

The Past Tense —ed Sound

Learning Strategies

Expanding vocabulary

Cross-Cultural Communication

Considering nonverbal Communication

Unit 3 Speaking to a Group

Listening Practice

Communication Skills

Building Confidence

Improving your Delivery

Including Specific Information

Speaking from Notes

Pronunciation Practice

The Final —s Sound

Learning Strategies

Focusing on Fluency

Cross-Cultural Communication

Explaining Proverbs

Unit 4 Making a Group Decision

Listening Practice

Communication skills

Considering Rights and Obligations

Exchanging Opinions

Considering Values

Taking Turns

Pronunciation Practice

Sentence Stress

Learning Strategies

Assessing Your Progress

Cross-Cultural Communication

Considering Cultural Values

Unit 5 Developing a Presentation

Listening Practice

Communication Skills

Assessing the Speaking Situation

Exploring Your Topic

Organizing Your Ideas

Developing an Effective Introduction

Developing a Strong Conclusion

Pronunciation Practice

Rhythm and Reductions

Learning Strategies

Considering Successful Language Learners

Cross-Cultural Communication

Considering Classroom Behavior

Unit 6 Taking a Stand

Listening Practice

Communication skills

Leading a Group Discussion

Examining Consequences

Listening Actively

Judging Ethical Behavior

Supporting a Position

Pronunciation Practice

Linking within Thought Groups

Learning Strategies

Focusing on Grammar

Cross-Cultural Communication

Considering Academic Dishonesty

Unit 7 Solving a Problem

Listening Practice

Communication Skills

Analyzing a problem

Gathering Information

Evaluating Solutions

Following Steps in Problem Solving

Pronunciation Practice

Intonation Patterns in Questions

Learning Strategies

Assessing your Progress

Evaluating the Course

Cross-Cultural Communication

Considering Social Situations

Appendix A Evaluation Forms

Unit 1: Class Participation Evaluation Form

Unit 2: Conversation Evaluation Form

Unit 3: Presentation Evaluation I Form

Unit 4: Group Discussion Evaluation I Form

Unit 5: Presentation Evaluation II Form

Unit 6: Individual Evaluation of Group Members Form

Unit 7: Group Discussion Evaluation II Form

Appendix B Subjects

Appendix C Guidelines for Developing an Oral Presentation

Appendix D Final Course Evaluation Form

Answer Key

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