That’s Conversation! Arguments is a comprehensive ten-page worksheet specifically designed for adult learners at intermediate to advanced conversation classes (B1/B2/C1 levels). The MiniEbook focuses on functional language: by discussing a variety of topics students learn how to agree and disagree in English, as well as to express partial agreement and to soften strong disagreement. Unlike other That’s Converation! MiniEbooks, this worksheet is intended to be used across multiple lessons.
With its extensive coverage of various expressions for agreeing and disagreeing, it is recommended to discuss one topic (page) at a time over the course of a semester, rather than consecutively in two or three lessons. The topics can be used to both introduce the expressions and revise them.
That’s Conversation! Arguments covers a range of hot topics, including AI, food, travel, genetic engineering, sex education, stray animals, aliens, army, and religion. Through these topics, students can engage in self-expression, enhance language acquisition, and actively participate in stimulating discussions.
The MiniEbook is available in digital format for online classes or can be printed for traditional classroom use.
• Sixteen tasks that prompt agreement, disagreement, or partial agreement among your B1/B2/C1 students or between them and the teacher
• A wide range of expressions for strong, neutral, and partial agreement and disagreement
• Talking prompts related to the topics of AI, food, travel, genetic engineering, sex education, stray animals, aliens, army and religion
• Suggestions for further or prior reading (articles) and listening (videos) with direct links
• Topics for students’ own research, projects or homework.
Is this MiniEbook for you?
That’s Conversation! Arguments is for you if…
• You struggle to find conversation resources that captivate and inspire your adult students.
• Your students need vocabulary and phrases to actively engage in discussions, whether in professional or casual settings.
• You want to provide your intermediate and advanced students with useful expressions for expressing agreement and disagreement.
• You’re looking to have engaging conversations on controversial topics with your students.
• You seek interesting and effective materials for conversation classes.
• You teach adult learners who require up-to-date conversation resources.
How to use That’s Conversation! Arguments?
• Download the MiniEbook and use it in digital format for online classes or print it for in-person sessions.
• Begin each lesson by showing your students one of the suggested videos or assigning them to read one of the suggested articles prior to class.
• Check out Teacher’s Notes (Page 10) for suggested videos, articles and students’ own reasearch, as well as answers to some of the questions.
• When there is no solution to a task in Teacher’s Notes, it suggests that your students’ own ideas and viewpoints are the best response.
• Maximise student talking time by giving your students time to process information, asking them to justify their reasoning, and prompting them with supplementary questions.