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"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.
Online version: Folse, Keith S. Discussion starters.