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More Discussion Starters Activities for Building Speaking Fluency

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ISBN-10: 0472088556

ISBN-13: 9780472088553

Edition: 2002

Authors: Keith S. Folse, Jeanine Aida Ivone

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Like its predecessor, each unit in More Discussion Starters contains exercises that provide speaking interaction about a central topic or idea, and most require students to work together in pairs or small groups to reach a conclusion about a topic. Though most of the topics in the text are serious (corporal punishment, abortion, and gun control), many others deal with lighter topics (humor and culture). The activities, tasks, and topics chosen for this book are real situations from all over the world. Most of the units in this book introduce a problem or controversial topic at the beginning of the unit. This is then followed by a series of exercises designed to prepare all of the students so that they can express their ideas at the next class meeting. A unit usually includes several kinds of oral fluency activities, such as problem-solving tasks, court cases, "finish the story," role plays, "put the story together," small group discussions, and oral presentations.
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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 3/11/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Dr. Keith Folse is a Professor of TESOL at the University of Central Florida. He is the author of 57 textbooks on a variety of subjects from grammar to vocabulary to composition, including five best-selling books in the Great Writing series by National Geographic Learning.

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Proverbs
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Finish the Story: The Young Boy's Dilemma
The Death Penalty
Put the Story Together: The Great Beyond
The Punishment and the Crime
Corporal Punishment
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More Practice with Proverbs
Faith Healing: Trust the Doctor or Trust God?
The Abortion Debate
Put the Story Together: A Van Full of Penguins
The 10 Most Important Events in History
Playing God: Genetic Engineering
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