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Starting / maintaining conversations

 

The following ESL resources are available for Starting / maintaining conversations:

 
 
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Converstation starters
Twenty seven commonplace statements (We had a great weekend. My feet are killing me. etc.) to cue responses - Did you? etc + ways of continuing a conversation.
 
 

 

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Matching mill
Eleven statements or questions with responses. 'How's it going? 'Can't complain.' etc
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

General English course books (adults)

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover 

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book 

Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
 
Module 1 Past and present  Pages 15 - 16  Making conversation
Recorded dialogue. Listen, analyze, practice.
 
 

Speaking / listening skills books

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Real Listening & Speaking 3 

Miles Craven   
 
Unit 1 How are things?  Pages 10 - 12
Starting, maintaining and ending coversations. Includes language for responses - so / neither etc. Includes 3 listening passages
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Politics and the US Election

Complete lesson Vocabulary: politics, elections; skills: political issues.
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Download Politics and the US Election (PDF)
 

Gender discrimination at work

Complete lesson Vocabulary: work clothes; skills: gender discrimination; grammar: reported speech.
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Download Workplace gender discrimination (PDF)
 

English grammar notes

Comparison with as...as

Comprehensive grammar reference notes, illustrated.
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Download English grammar notes: comparison with as...as (PDF)