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Subject: Looking for English Conversation books for adults
Date Posted: 3/22/2010 5:18 PM ET
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Can anyone recommend any English conversation starter book titles for teens/adults for beginner to advanced ESL levels?  The best ones I've come across are:

*Discussion A-Z Advanced Teacher's Book,  Adrian Wallwork

*Discussion A-Z Intermediate Teacher's Book,  Adrian Wallwork

 
*Quizzes, Questionnaires and Puzzles, Miles Craven

*Meanings and Metaphors: Activities to Practice Figurative Language, Gillian Lazar

 

I don't want anything with skits, acting or reading articles just something more like topics (even hot topics) that get people talking.

 

 

 

Date Posted: 3/23/2010 8:59 PM ET
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Hi,

I just happen to run across these! Here are the links:

 

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/author/Christy+Newman

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/browser.php?p=New+Readers+Pr

 

Hope this helps,

 

Elona

Date Posted: 3/23/2010 9:58 PM ET
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Thanks for trying Elona :) I gave them a look but they're gammar/writing based mostly it seems.  Very difficult to come across good conversation books. Maybe someone else will have a suggestion.

Date Posted: 3/25/2010 1:10 PM ET
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Hi,

What kinds of topics are you the most interested in?

 

Elona

Date Posted: 3/25/2010 4:35 PM ET
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Current events, anything that provokes discussion really.

Date Posted: 3/25/2010 11:52 PM ET
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Hi,

Try Scholastic.

I found this on the Scholastic books publisher site. Looks interesting. Click on the magazine and you can read it.

http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/classmags/upfront.htm

 

Otherwise, I find it handy to browse the Scholastic Book site.

This is a teachers division link:

http://shop.scholastic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay_69226_-1_10001_10002

 

Hope this helps,

 

Elona

 

Date Posted: 3/26/2010 12:09 AM ET
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Thanks Elona. I'll give it a look :)