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Worksheets for starting / maintaining conversations
 
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Converstation starters (741)
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 (735)
Eleven statements or questions with responses. 'How's it going? 'Can't complain.' etc
 
 

 



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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


Real Listening & Speaking 3 book cover 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
 


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