Have Your Say 2: Listening and Speaking Skills and Practice

Paperback | June 9, 2015

byIrene S. McKay

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Have Your Say 2 Listening and Speaking Skills and Practice is organized into eight theme-based chapters which cover a wide variety of interesting topics. The specific communicative goals in each chapter are achieved through diverse interactive communicative activities that emphasize theinterdependence of listening, speaking, and pronunciation skills. Frequent collaboration in pairs and small groups motivates learners and provides them with the means for developing language proficiency and confidence in their ability to communicate.

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Have Your Say 2 Listening and Speaking Skills and Practice is organized into eight theme-based chapters which cover a wide variety of interesting topics. The specific communicative goals in each chapter are achieved through diverse interactive communicative activities that emphasize theinterdependence of listening, speaking, and pronun...

Irene McKay taught ESL at all levels in the Intensive English Program at George Brown College from 1970 to 2015. Most recently Professor and TESL Coordinator-International and Immigrant Education in the INTL School Of English As A Second Language, she has published five ESL books including two editions of OUP's Have Your Say!

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 10.88 × 8.38 × 0.88 inPublished:June 9, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199011710

ISBN - 13:9780199011711

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Table of Contents

1. Getting Acquainted: Giving Information and DescriptionsIntroducing yourselfIntroducing othersConversation openers - making small talkInvitingDescribing personal characteristicsComplimentingHandling problems in communication(1) The New Neighbour: A Conversation(2) Learning a New Language: An Interview2. Telling It as It Was: Experiences and AchievementsTalking about past experiences, narratingEncouraging conversationDescribing past habitsExplainingTalking about similarities and differencesParaphrasing(1) Farley Mowat, A Famous Canadian: A News Report(2) The Most Visited Places in the World: A Report3. Expanding Networks: Friends, Families, and RelationshipsRequestingResponses to requestsMaking requests using indirect questions/statementsAsking for and giving information about actions that started in the past and continue to the presentGetting time to thinkExpressing necessity in the presentExpressing necessity in the pastAsking for and giving instructions in describing a process(1) The Importance of Friendship: A Lecture(2) Canadian Families: A News Report4. Living The Good Life - Food and LifestylesTalking about events in the indefinite pastExpressing likes and dislikesStating opinions; agreeing, disagreeing and supporting opinions(1) Likes and Dislikes in Food: A Discussion(2) Exercise and Health: A CBC News Report5. Thrills And Chills - Leisure, Sports, and EntertainmentStating and asking about preferencesExpressing ability and inabilityExpressing advisabilityRegretting, reprimanding, and criticizingSummarizingExpressing possibility/ speculatingExpressing possibility in the past/speculating about past events(1) Extreme Sports: A Radio Interview(2) Is Violent Media Just Entertainment?: A Lecture6. LISTENING TO YOUR HEAD AND YOUR HEART - Emotions and WorkExpressing assumptions and probabilityExpressing assumptions and probability in the pastExpressing emotionsMaking and responding to suggestionsApologizing and respondingGiving complex descriptionsAdding information and ideas to maintain conversationDescribing skills, knowledge, and abilitiesInterrupting(1) Social Intelligence and Leadership: An Interview(2) Australia Flooded by Dream Job Applicants: A News Report7. UNDERSTANDING DIFFERENCES - Society and CultureMaking recommendations and predicting consequencesRestating and hesitatingMaking complaintsExpressing warnings and prohibitions(1) The Do's and Taboos of Body Language: An Interview(2) Copyright Laws: A Documentary Report8. RESPECTING OUR WORLD - Nature and the EnvironmentUsing the passive voice to ask for and give impersonal informationExpressing disapproval and criticizingExpressing opinions with various degrees of certaintyExpressing regretsHypothesizing(1) Elephants in Zoos: A Radio Interview(2) The Effects of Climate Change on the Food Supply: A Documentary Report