The goal is smoother speaking. The method is a lot of speaking, with a lot of partners.
This book has two original thoughts:
1. It combines writing and speaking.
Writing is great preparation for speaking, and speaking is great reinforcement for writing.
Why would you ever teach them separately?
2. Students answer conversation questions in academic format.
This improves both writing and speaking.
Why did you chose that major? I chose Economics because of A, B, C.
Are you an introvert or extrovert? I'm an extrovert because of A, B, C.
What's your favorite movie? My favorite movie is Les Miserables because of A, B, C.
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