As the title implies, this book is just about conversations. I wrote it to give my students ample material for speaking practice. An educator can discuss with students and/or dissect the dialogues contained in this book, as only he or she can do. There are a loads of idioms, phrasal verbs and colloquial expressions for a wide variety of situations and topics. The vocabulary in each dialogue is challenging but not unfamiliar or unusual. If you are a student, the idea is to get used to collocations and colloquialism. Practice, Practice, practice! In addition, the dialogues were composed for Jr. High School ~ Freshman University level students. In other words, the grammar found within the dialogues doesn't stray too far from levels most students are used to seeing in their respective school exams. After 17 years teaching university level ESL classes, I've found that practice, practice, and practice are the top three methods of improving speaking ability.
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About the Author
Born in Kingston, Ontario, Cas Erchamion presently lives behind a computer in Asia. After completing Experimental Arts at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto, followed by Graduate Studies in Florence, Italy, Cas moved to Asia in 1999. As an artist and calligrapher, Cas enjoys writing and illustrating educational textbooks designed to deter students from falling into an involuntary coma during class. After decades of travel, Cas settled down into a university teaching career in 2006. He and his lovely wife Jung Geum Hwa divide their time between Canada and South Korea.