Ask more. Know more. Share more. Speak more.
That's the educational philosophy behind Compelling Conversations, written by Eric Roth and Toni Aberson. In this chapter, "Pet Peeves," students have the opportunity to express those daily irritations that afflict us all! A sampler from the chapter:
S H A R I N G C O M P L A I N T S
Sometimes things annoy us, and that's okay. Share your complaints and pet peeves with your partner. Laughing and sighing can help.
1. What annoys you? Do you have any pet peeves?
2. Do you prefer sales pitches in person, by phone, or on TV? Why?
3. How can salespeople be annoying? Can you give some examples?
4. Have you ever had email problems? Have you received spam in your mailbox?
5. How would you describe your learning curve with new appliances? Is there any technology that bothers you?
Each chapter in Compelling Conversations includes relevant quotations, proverbs and vocabulary.
This lesson and the others in Compelling Conversations is for intermediate and advanced students. Can be used for conversation classes, supplemental material, or tutoring ESL students. Reproducible.