ELEMENTARY

DISCUSSIONS AZ

AZ resource book of stimulating topics with texts and related questions for ESL and EFL courses

Available in 2020

Can Elementary Discussions AZ

Adrian Wallwork & Celine Angbeletchy

Adrian Wallwork is the author of three discussion books for Cambridge University Press, four business English courses for Oxford University Press, ten books on academic English for SpringerNature (plus five on business English and six on general English), along with six books for the BBC, Scholastic and BEP. Read more

Celine Angbeletchy studied Social Sciences at the University of Pisa. After getting a CELTA certificate in 2013, she began working as a teacher and a private tutor for cultural organisations, NGOs and language schools in Italy and in the UK. She has worked in London for Embassy English and Bellerbys College, where she taught all general English levels, IELTS and English for Academic StudiesRead more

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Who are these books for?

Low to mid intermediate classes (teenagers and adults) of English as a foreign or second language (EFL, ESL).

How does it work?

Students discuss questions related to an authentic text / quotation. The book is packed with interesting facts and figures designed to stimulate discussions. Students will feel they are discussing something interesting, and that the language of discussion just happens to be in English.

Where do the exercises come from?

A few exercises are adaptations of exercises that appear in Discussions 1-3, but the majority have been specifically written for this book.

What preparation is involved for the teacher?

The exercises involve either reading a short text and discussing related questions, or simply a list of questions. There is essentially nothing to prepare, other than deciding the topic of the discussion. Details on how to conduct a conversation are outlined in the Teachers Introduction and the Students Introduction.

What's the duration of a typical exercise?

From 5-minute warm ups to 15-minute discussions depending on the students' level of involvement and level of fluency.

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Students discuss questions related to an authentic text / quotation. The book is packed with interesting facts and figures designed to stimulate discussions. Students will feel they are discussing something interesting, and that the language of discussion just happens to be in English.
Adrian Wallwork
Author

Buy the Paperback or eBook on Amazon

Available in 2020