Great Debates: Language and Culture Skills for ESL Students
University of Michigan Press, 2004 - Foreign Language Study - 256 pages
This book provides vocabulary, conversation tips, language learning tips, and discussion activities to help students debate on a wide variety of fairly non-controversial topics, from dining in or eating out, using the phone or e-mail, type A or type B, fiction or non-fiction, love at first sight or love over time, to diet or exercise.
Along with the discussion activities, the book contains some reading, writing, and vocabulary activities.
Each of the 30 units includes:
pre-debate discussion questions
new vocabulary words
a reading that outlines both sides of the debate
discussion activities that include expressions used in debate-related speech acts and those pertaining to language learning
idiom and vocabulary review.
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Provides vocabulary, conversation tips, language learning tips, and discussion activities to help mid-level learners debate on a wide variety of topics. The topics are fairly noncontroversial but are ... Read full review