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   ~ Topics of Conversation and Sample Dialogues ~

    ~ Basic Speaking, Vocabulary, and Structures ~

~ Beginner Plus Level ~ Making Small Talk ~

~ Intermediate Level ~ Making Conversation ~

~ Pre-Intermediate Level ~ Exploring Ideas ~

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    ~ Basic Writing, Vocabulary, and Structures ~

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~ Pre-Intermediate Level ~ From Pen to Voice ~

   ~ Various Concepts ~ Section Three ~ Teachers on the Internet ~

~ Part Three ~ Videos for Conversation One ~

1) Phrasal Verbs  ~  Go

 

2)  Phrasal Verbs  ~  Come

 

3) Phrasal Verbs  ~  Let

 

4) Phrasal Verbs  ~  Make

 

5) Phrasal Verbs  ~  Take

 

6) Phrasal Verbs  ~  Bring

 

7) Phrasal Verbs  ~  Get

 

8) Phrasal Verbs  ~  Throw

 

9) Phrasal Verbs  ~  Work

 

10) Phrasal Verbs  ~  Wash

   ~ Words that go Together ~ Section One ~ Phrasal Verbs ~

~ Part One ~ Work Sheets for Conversation ~

~ Vocabulary versus Collocations ~

Notes: Collocations are words that occur in language in groups or chunks or phrases.

 

They occur more often than by chance. In other words, collocations are not random.

 

Idioms and sayings are also examples of collocations. They are fundamentals of language.

 

On the other hand, vocabulary are words presented in isolation. There is no context.

 

One could memorize a dictionary and never learn to speak. Interaction is essential.

 

 

Appendix One ~ Dictation      Appendix Two ~ Verb Lists (print)    Appendix Three ~ Excused Absences (print)

~ Part Two ~ Work Sheets for Conversation ~

11) Phrasal Verbs  ~  Clean

 

12)  Phrasal Verbs  ~  Catch

 

13) Phrasal Verbs  ~  Keep

 

14) Phrasal Verbs  ~  Hold

 

15) Phrasal Verbs  ~  Set

 

16) Phrasal Verbs  ~  Stand

 

17) Phrasal Verbs  ~  Call

 

18) Phrasal Verbs  ~  Run

 

19) Phrasal Verbs  ~  Break

 

20) Phrasal Verbs  ~  Read

~ Words that go Together ~ Section Two ~ Collocations ~

11) Adjectives 1  ~  Describing Personality

 

12) Adjectives 2  ~  Describing People

 

13) Adjectives 3  ~  Relationships

 

14) Collocations 1  ~ Common Phrasing

 

15) Collocations 2  ~  Common Adverbs

 

16) Collocations 3  ~  Adjectives/Movies

 

17)  Proverbs 1  ~  General Expressions

 

18) Proverbs 2  ~  More Expressions

 

19) Lexicon 1  ~  Lexical Chunks

 

20) Lexicon 2  ~  The Lexical Approach

1) Papa English  ~  Fun Activities

 

2) Merriam Webster  ~  Games and Quizzes

 

3) Thesaurus.com  ~  Greetings/Vocabulary

 

4) Dictionary.com  ~  Games and Quizzes

 

5) English Shorts ()  ~ Expressions Exercise

 

6) Phrases 1  ~  Talk ~ Expressions 1

 

7) Phrases 2  ~  Talk ~ Expressions 2

 

8) Chunks  ~  Informal Conversation

 

9) 50 Idioms  ~  Colorful Expressions

 

10) 50 Phrases  ~  More Real Conversation

1) Collocations  ~  Ask

 

2)  Collocations  ~  Tell

 

3) Collocations  ~  Say

 

4) Collocations  ~  Make

 

5) Collocations  ~  Have

 

6) Collocations  ~  Do

 

7) Collocations  ~  Give

 

8) Collocations  ~  Take

 

9) Collocations  ~  Get

 

10) Collocations  ~  Pay

11) Collocations  ~  Save

 

12)  Collocations  ~  Big

 

13) Collocations  ~  Great

 

14) Collocations  ~  Heavy

 

15) Collocations  ~  On

 

16) Collocations  ~  At

 

17) Collocations  ~  With

 

18) Collocations  ~  Go

 

19) Collocations  ~  Break

 

20) Collocations  ~  Variety

   ~ Various Ideas ~ Section Four ~ Salmon Rushdie ~ Tribute

~ Part Four ~ Videos for Conversation Two ~

17) Poets-1 ~ Emily Dickenson

 

18) Poets-2  ~ Edgar Allen Poe

 

19) Poets-3  ~ Yoon Dong Ju

 

20) Poets-4 ~ Matsuo Basho

 

21) Travelers-1Marco Polo

 

22) Travelers-2Paul Theroux

 

23)  Travelers-3Elizabeth Gilbert-1

 

24) Travelers-4Elizabeth Gilbert-2

 

25) History-1 ~ The Renaissance

 

26) History-2 ~ Modernism

 

27) History-3 ~ Post-Modernism

 

28) History-4 ~ Romanticism

 

29) Extraordinary-1 ~ Lao Tsu

 

30) Extraordinary-2 ~ Oprah Winfrey

 

31) Extraordinary-3 ~ Nelson Mandela

 

32) Extraordinary-4 ~ Noam Chomsky

1) Philosophers-1 ~ Baruch Spinoza

 

2) Philosophers-2 ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

 

3) Philosophers-3 ~ Byung-Chul Han ~ 1

 

4) Philosophers-4 ~ Byung-Chul Han ~ 2

 

5) Philosophers-5 ~ Carl Jung

 

6) Philosophers-6 ~ Benjamin Franklin

 

7) Artists-1 ~ Paul Cezanne

 

8) Artists-2Kim Jung Gi

 

9) Artists-3Lee Jung Seob

 

10) Artists-4 ~ Claude Monet

 

11) Novelists-1 ~ Emile Bronte

 

12) Novelists-2 ~ Mary Shelley

 

13) Novelists-3 ~ Jane Austen

 

14) Novelists-4 ~ Han Kang ~ 1

 

15) Novelists-5 ~ Han Kang ~ 2

 

16) Novelists-6 ~ Alice Walker

Appendix Four ~ Parts of Sentences     Appendix Five ~ Types of Sentences     Appendix Six ~ ?