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Sample Chapters

Here is a selection of sample chapters in PDF format that you are welcome to review and try.

  • Compelling Conversations

    Chapter 7: Being Yourself

    From consulting charts and reading palms to taking personality tests and reading self-help books, people love to describe themselves.
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    Chapter 10: Making and Keeping Friends

    We all want good friends. How does one make good friends? Share your ideas about friendship with your partner.
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    Chapter 26: Change

    Everyone has to deal with change. Sometimes it's fun; sometimes it's hard.
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    Chapter 43: Crime and Punishment

    Crime – from burglary and bribery to car theft and murder – continues to hurt our society. Discuss your experiences, share your ideas, and explore possible solutions with your classmates.
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  • Compelling American Conversations

    Chapter 3: Making and Breaking Habits

    How well do you know your own habits? Share something about your habits and find out more about your partner’s habits in a friendly exchange.
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    Chapter 12: Practicing Job Interviews

    Experts recommend that all job seekers, including native English speakers, practice their interviews.
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    Chapter 15: Seeing Our World With Photographs

    Photography surrounds us in the 21st century: on billboards, on the Internet, in magazines, and in our homes.
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    Search and Share Exercises

    The Search and Share Exercises are stand-alone online activities that come from Compelling American Conversations.
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  • Compelling Conversations - Japan

    Chapter 4: Eating and Drinking

    Everybody eats. Food is both a necessity and a pleasure. It is also a safe and interesting way to learn more about people.
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    Chapter 11: Learning in School

    We have spent thousands of hours in schools, learned many skills, and collected numerous stories. Many people have their fondest memories from years in school.
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    Search and Share Exercises

    How do you flip an English classroom? One way is to deploy "Search and Share" worksheets for homework. These "Search and Share" activities require English students to find, summarize, and describe videos and articles for their classmates. These 12 fluency-focused activities create lively conversations and memorable discussions. This collection of Search and Share come from Compelling Conversations - Japan.
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  • Compelling Conversations - Vietnam

    Eric Roth and Teresa Nguyen

    Sample Chapter from the Upcoming Second Edition

    Chapter 6: Delicious Choices

    Everybody eats. Food is both a necessity and a pleasure, and remains a safe and interesting way to learn more about people.
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    Eric Roth and Teresa Nguyen

    Sample Chapters From the First Edition:

    Chapter 3: Being Home

    Everybody lives somewhere. Share the story of your home with a conversation partner by responding to these questions.
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    Chapter 7: Being Yourself

    From consulting charts and reading palms to taking personality tests and reading self-help books, people love to describe themselves.
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    Chapter 15: What Do You Think?

    This chapter asks us to discuss proverbs, express our opinions, and give reasons so our conversation partners and classmates can understand us better. We also review useful English phrases to seek clarification, express opinions, and find solutions to solve problems.
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