Conversation

These books represent more than fifty of my most popular English conversation lesson handouts. 

Each page contains samples of clear communication and speaking techniques along with plenty of phrases, patterns to drill, and, of course, lots of my English images.

Activities

Many times, teachers are looking for an activity, something for the students to do. We might think, "I want them to introduce themselves, but how do I set that up so it's interesting?"

Techniques

Techniques are simple skills students can master to improve speaking. Focussing on a single skill can help students make manageable and measurable progress in a short time. Some techniques include clarifying, using follow-up questions, etc.

Topics

In a natural conversation, we use a mix of various techniques and don't consciously think about them. Rather, we focus on the topic at hand. Many of the worksheets listed here are organized around simple topics of interest.

Activities

Techniques

Expanding

For beginners, saying more, adding extra information can be a bit of a challenge. So start with some simple words like but, and, because, so.

Simple Q&A

Whenever possible, students should drive and control their conversations. Even beginners can take control with some simple question formation. 

Yes / No Questions

Make sure to mix up question styles with WH and Yes/No questions. 

Follow-up Questions

Logical follow-up questions help speakers keep a natural flow to their conversation and even beginners can handle them. 

Topics

Family

Holidays

Travel

More Topics

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