Discussion starters : speaking fluency activities for advanced ESL/EFL students / Keith S. Folse.

Folse, Keith S.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1996.
xviii, 181 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm

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Discussion -- Problems, exercises, etc.
English language.
English language -- Spoken English.
Problems and exercises.
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Problems and exercises.
"One of the greatest challenges facing ESL students is the advanced speaking class in which the most confident students dominate the discussion and the more reticent students quickly withdraw. Discussion Starters helps balance the oral participation of all the students in the class, promoting an environment in which everyone has not only the opportunity but a real need to speak out."--BOOK JACKET. "Each unit contains exercises that provide speaking interaction about a central topic or idea. In most of these activities, students must work together in pairs or small groups to reach a conclusion about a topic. The activities and tasks in Discussion Starters are real situations from all over the world. Contemporary political and social topics enable students to engage in lively dialogue about issues they face in their daily lives, such as smoking regulation, the environment, and multiculturalism."--Jacket.
1. You Can Be the Judge: The New Job
2. Smoking or Nonsmoking?
3. Have You Read a Good Book or Seen a Good Movie Lately?
4. Combat Roles in the Military
5. Finish the Story: The French Bullet Train
6. Parents and Children: New Family Problems
7. Proverbs and Values
8. Gender Roles in 1850? 1950? 2050?
9. Put the Story Together: The Rough Flight
10. Save Our Planet: Is There Hope?
11. Group Speaking Puzzle: Movies, People, Food, and Places
12. When Cultures Clash: Multiculturalism and Clothing
13. Cinderella: An Old Tale in New Times
14. Getting Older: The "Golden Years"?
15. Put the Story Together: The Doctor
16. Should Drugs Be Legalized?
17. Put the Story Together: The Truck Driver
18. Is It Funny? Culture and Humor
19. AIDS: A Global Crisis
20. Finish the Story: The Math Test
21. Gun Control
22. Don't Forget the TIP (To Insure Promptness)
23. Drinking and Driving
24. The Neighbors' Christmas Decorations
25. You Can Be the Judge: Who Is the Winner?
26. Animals and Humans
27. How Old Is Your Mother? (Should There Be an Age Limit?)
28. Out of the Closet: Gay and Lesbian Issues
29. Group Speaking Puzzle: Food, Endangered Species, and Colors
30. The Bus Driver's Dilemma
31. You Can Be the Judge: May I Die?
32. Check Your Emergency IQ
Communication Activities
Decision's in Court Cases
Answer Key for Language Review Exercises.
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