"Compelling Conversations: Questions and Quotations on Timeless Topics" (Chimayo Press) is an innovative English as a Second Language (ESL) textbook that helps advanced English language learners develop conversation skills and improve fluency by sharing experiences, reflecting on their lives, and discussing proverbs and quotations. Can also be used to teach English abroad in English as a Foreign Language classes (EFL).
The "Free Time" section includes 11 timeless topics on pastimes and pleasures for college students, senior citizens, and working professionals. Chapter titles are: 1. Traveling. 2. California Calling. 3. Reading Pleasures & Tastes. 4. Moving to Music. 5. Talking about Television. 6. Talking about Movies. 7. Talking about Movies - The Sequel. 8. Playing and Watching Sports. 9. Gardening. 10. Enjoying the Beach. 11. Holidays and Celebrations.
The complete "Compelling Conversations" book includes 45 thematic chapters, over 1400 questions, 500 vocabulary words, 250 proverbs and American idioms, and 500 quotations.
Designed for both adult education and intensive English language students, the conversations deepen critical thinking skills and speaking skills essential to success in community college and unviersity programs. Compelling Conversations has been used in classrooms in over 50 countires, recommended by "English Teaching Professional" magazine and enjoyed by thousands of English students.