Discussion Books


Discussions A-Z Intermediate: A Resource Book of Speaking Activities

publication date: 1997 | ISBN-13: 978-0521559812

Discussions A-Z is a photocopiable resource book of speaking activities designed to encourage lively and natural discussion among intermediate and advanced level students. The material consists of 26 topic-based units, each filled with a variety of stimulating activities. The units contain authentic reading and listening texts on many common themes and are intended to be used as stimulus for discussion. The material is designed to be flexible and free-standing: activities can either be used as the basis for a discussion course or dipped into in or out of sequence. Comprehensive Teacher’s pages reduce valuable lesson preparation time and provide clear instructions for each activity, as well as a wealth of background information on each topic, keys to the activities, complete tapescripts and suggestions for discussion-based writing activities. An accompanying Audio CD includes listening material from the book in a wide range of native speaker accents.

Also available: Discussions A-Z Intermediate Audio CD: A Resource Book of Speaking Activities

Discussions A-Z Advanced: A Resource Book of Speaking Activities

publication date: 1997 | ISBN-13: 978-0521559799

This photocopiable resource book of speaking activities is designed to encourage engaging and natural discussion among advanced level students. The book consists of 26 topic-based units, each filled with a variety of stimulating activities. All the activities are free-standing, and comprehensive teacher’s notes give a clear indication of the preparation required, as well as keys to the activities, complete tapescripts and suggestions for discussion-based writing tasks. An accompanying Audio CD with listening material from the book is also available for purchase.

Also available: Discussions A-Z Advanced Audio CD: A Resource Book of Speaking Activities

The Book of Days

publication date: 1999 | ISBN-13: 978-0521626125

The Book of Days is a resource book of skills material based around particular days of the year. The material is intended to provide a diversion from the main course book by offering innovative listening, reading and discussion texts designed primarily to stimulate conversation and at the same time inform learners of the origins and customs of world festival days. The Book of Days is aimed primarily at adults and young adults at intermediate to upper-intermediate level but could also be adapted for use with other levels. It contains:

  • innovative supplementary material about world festival days
  • detailed teacher’s notes offering suggestions for exploiting the material in a variety of ways
  • authentic reading and listening texts providing teachers with first-hand accounts of world festival days

Also available: The Book of Days Audio CDs (2): A Resource Book of Activities for Special Days in the Year 

Mind Twisters, Puzzles & Games Elementary – Intermediate

publication date: 2004 | ISBN-13: 978-1904720003

A collection of over 50 entirely authentic games and puzzles, adapted for the ELT classroom. Students will love the quirky activities which give them real motivation to communicate.

Activities can be selected by language point, and are ideal for practising or consolidating new structures in a fun, informal way. Shorter activities are perfect as warmers or time-fillers while longer activities can be used as the basis for a whole lesson.

Activity types include lateral thinking problems, quizzes, riddles, jokes, mazes and memory games.

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