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Any ideas? OK. It's a conversation class but I want to at least try to "teach" them something new each class. Those Oxford Grammar books are too deep. They don't want to read some news etc. Is there a book out there with just a daily phrase with an explanation and some examples?

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Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:31 am
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nagoyaben wrote:
Any ideas? OK. It's a conversation class but I want to at least try to "teach" them something new each class. Those Oxford Grammar books are too deep. They don't want to read some news etc. Is there a book out there with just a daily phrase with an explanation and some examples?

Thanks


I used to use Azar's grammar book, but now I like to use a "Quick Fix" lesson from English-4U.com.

There are about 190 quick fix lessons now. They come with about 30 examples so students can undo their ingrained errors.


Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:04 pm
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I use Face2Face with my adult groups. It's a series by CUP that incorporates grammar points into themed conversation lessons. You do have to reinforce the grammar with some written or oral exercises but I find it very easy to use.


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I use Stepping Up with the adults I teach. It has lots of ideas and is easy to use.


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Hi,
I have tried some books for adults conversation classes. This is what you may have a look at:

JUST Listening and Speaking Upper-Intermediate
Speaking Extra (Cambridge Copy Collection)
Conversation by Rob Nolasco and Lois Arthur (Oxford University Press)
The Standby Book by Seth Lindstromberg (Cambridge)
Ways of Doing by P. Davis, B. Garside, M. Rinvolucri

But what I found really useful and engaging for my adult students was a listening series by BBC World Service 'Keep your English up to date. My students love it and can't wait for next parts. Each part consists of listening material of a new word, its origins and usage. Some of the words have provoked a lot of discussions. Here's a link.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learn ... /uptodate/
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And I forgot about one more thing:
Check this website for conversation questions on hundreds of topics:
http://iteslj.org/questions/
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Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:55 pm
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Whoops! I incorrectly named the series I use as Stepping Up. It does have the word step in it but it is Step Forward from Oxford. Great book!


Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:14 am
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akalichanka wrote:
And I forgot about one more thing:
Check this website for conversation questions on hundreds of topics:
http://iteslj.org/questions/
Best wishes


This is a great ready made question pack. This will be a big help for me to give speaking tests.

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