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   ~ Topics of Conversation and Sample Dialogues ~

    ~ Basic Speaking, Vocabulary, and Structures ~

~ Beginner Plus Level ~ Making Small Talk ~

~ Intermediate Level ~ Making Conversation ~

~ Pre-Intermediate Level ~ Exploring Ideas ~

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    ~ Basic Writing, Vocabulary, and Structures ~

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~ Pre-Intermediate Level ~ From Pen to Voice ~

~ Part Three ~ Videos for Conversation ~

1) Phrasal Verbs  ~  Go

 

2)  Phrasal Verbs  ~  Come

 

3) Phrasal Verbs  ~  Let

 

4) Phrasal Verbs  ~  Make

 

5) Phrasal Verbs  ~  Take

 

6) Phrasal Verbs  ~  Bring

 

7) Phrasal Verbs  ~  Get

 

8) Phrasal Verbs  ~  Throw

 

9) Phrasal Verbs  ~  Work

 

10) Phrasal Verbs  ~  Wash

   ~ Words that go Together ~ Section Two ~ Collocations ~

~ Part One ~ Work Sheets for Conversation ~

Appendix Four ~ Parts of Speech     Appendix Five ~ Parts of Sentences      Appendix Six ~ Types of Sentences    

Appendix One ~ Dictation One      Appendix Two ~ Dictation Two    Appendix Three ~ Dictation Three

~ Part Two ~ Work Sheets for Conversation ~

11) Phrasal Verbs  ~  Clean

 

12)  Phrasal Verbs  ~  Catch

 

13) Phrasal Verbs  ~  Keep

 

14) Phrasal Verbs  ~  Hold

 

15) Phrasal Verbs  ~  Set

 

16) Phrasal Verbs  ~  Stand

 

17) Phrasal Verbs  ~  Call

 

18) Phrasal Verbs  ~  Run

 

19) Phrasal Verbs  ~  Break

 

20) Phrasal Verbs  ~  Read

~ Teaching/Learning Resources ~ Section Three ~ Web Sites ~

11) Adjectives 1  ~  Describing Personality

 

12) Adjectives 2  ~  Describing People

 

13) Adjectives 3  ~  Relationships

 

14) Collocations 1  ~ Common Phrasing

 

15) Collocations 2  ~  Common Adverbs

 

16) Collocations 3  ~  Adjectives/Movies

 

17)  Proverbs 1  ~  General Expressions

 

18) Proverbs 2  ~  More Expressions

 

19) Lexicon 1  ~  Lexical Chunks

 

20) Lexicon 2  ~  The Lexical Approach

1) Papa English  ~  Fun Activities

 

2) Merriam Webster  ~  Games and Quizzes

 

3) Thesaurus.com  ~  Greetings/Vocabulary

 

4) Dictionary.com  ~  Games and Quizzes

 

5) Phrases 1  ~  Talk ~ Expressions 1

 

6) Phrases 2  ~  Talk ~ Expressions 2

 

7) Phrases 3  ~  Talk ~ Expressions 3

 

8) Chunks  ~  Informal Conversation

 

9) 50 Idioms  ~  Colorful Expressions

 

10) 50 Phrases  ~  More Real Conversation

1) Collocations  ~  Ask

 

2)  Collocations  ~  Tell

 

3) Collocations  ~  Say

 

4) Collocations  ~  Make

 

5) Collocations  ~  Have

 

6) Collocations  ~  Do

 

7) Collocations  ~  Give

 

8) Collocations  ~  Take

 

9) Collocations  ~  Get

 

10) Collocations  ~  Pay

11) Collocations  ~  Save

 

12)  Collocations  ~  Big

 

13) Collocations  ~  Great

 

14) Collocations  ~  Heavy

 

15) Collocations  ~  On

 

16) Collocations  ~  At

 

17) Collocations  ~  With

 

18) Collocations  ~  Go

 

19) Collocations  ~  Break

 

20) Collocations  ~  Variety

   ~ Words that go Together ~ Section One ~ Phrasal Verbs ~

Appendix Seven ~ Verb Lists (print)    Appendix Eight ~ Introduction Dialog      Appendix Nine ~ Lesson Suggestions

~ Vocabularies Versus Collocations ~

Vocabularies are words that occur in a singular dictionary manner for reference or study.

 

They are described as a body of words in any given language or particular sets within.

 

Collocations are words that occur in language in groups or chunks or phrases.

 

They occur more often than by chance. In other words, collocations are not random.

 

Idioms, sayings, compound nouns, and all types of phrases are examples of collocations.

 

Having said that, phrasal verbs are always collocations, but collocations are NOT always

 

phrasal verbs…  As mentioned, Idioms, compound nouns, etc. are NOT phrasal verbs…

 

Categories aside, collocations seem to be a more universal approach to learning languages.

 

Further, It is possible to suggest that language is made up of structures and collocations.

 

As may follow, it is probable that studying collocations will improve your use of English.

 

In a nutshell, I suggest that each individual will have a unique approach to learning.

 

Yet, just studying vocabulary in isolation seems to be a limited approach. By the way...

 

If you find the secret to learning languages, you can count yourself the king of infinite space...

 

 

“ I could be bound in a nutshell                                                           

And count myself the king of infinite space                                         Hamlet

Were it not that I have bad dreams.”                                                   Act2, scene 2

 

 

 

 

~ Part Four ~ Videos for Laughing Out Loud ~

~ Resources ~ Section Four ~ Comedy/Humor ~

1) George Carlin One ~  Words for Language

 

2)  George Carlin Two  ~  Games and Quizzes

 

3) Richard Pryor ~  Greetings/Vocabulary

 

4) Robin Williams  ~  Quizzes and Other

 

5) Club Random ~  Talk ~ Interviews One

 

 

6) Jay Leno ~  Talk ~ Joe R and Cars

 

7) Jimmy Kimmel  ~  Talk ~  Night

 

8) Jimmy Fallon  ~  Dysfunction

 

9) Bill Burr ~  Colorful Expressions

 

10) Richard Wright ~ Crazy Horse

~ One ~ Two ~ Three ~ Four ~ Five ~ Six ~ Seven ~ Spencer Diary for Conversation ~