Speaking by Speaking, Skills for Social Competence is designed to support the intermediate English language learner. A variety of conversations expose students to a wide range of significant modern topics while useful expressions provide students with a context for each dialog. Tables, graphs, and charts included with each unit give opportunities for students to develop analytical and mathematical thinking skills. By balancing communicative activities with grammar, vocabulary, listening, and reading practice, Speaking by Speaking provides students with the tools to expand their conversational skills as well as allowing for rapid progress.
Communicative speaking practice
Brainstorming activities to access prior topic-related vocabulary
Guided speaking to build conversational skills
Grammar and usage components to examine their varied functions in communication