Compelling Conversations – Vietnam

ISBN-13: 9780990498834 (b&w)
978-0-9904988-7-2 (color)
eISBN: 978-0-9904988-2-7

Speaking Exercises for Vietnamese Learners of English


Become who you want to be – in English!

Compelling Conversations – Vietnam: Speaking Exercises for Vietnamese Learners of English is the second edition of Compelling Conversations – Vietnam: Questions and Quotations for Advanced Vietnamese English Language Learners. Based on our original and highly successful English as a Second Language (ESL) textbook, Compelling Conversations, this unique ELT textbook was created specifically for Vietnamese learners of English in the United States. This fluency-focused second edition includes 14 revised thematic chapters to create quality conversations, interview questions, pronunciation exercises, and paraphrasing exercises of traditional proverbs to create hours of English conversation and class discussions.

Compelling Conversations – Vietnam also expands work knowledge and academic vocabulary with communicative activities focused around the study of common prefixes and suffixes.This conversation book also includes cultural tips for international students and immigrants. Students gain greater fluency, confidence, and vocabulary in communicative activities. Adult and community college students share opinions, build critical thinking skills, and create authentic conversations.

Compelling Conversations: Questions and Quotations for Advanced Vietnamese English Language Learners includes:

  • Over 100 communicative activities about daily life
  • Focused pronunciation activities that target common “good mistakes” made by Vietnamese learners of English
  • Includes short readings on American culture
  • Over 100 global and 40 Vietnamese proverbs to build intercultural under- standing and develop critical thinking skills
  • Designed for multi-level listening and speaking classes
  • Helps prepare for standardized tests like TOEFL, IELTS
  • Includes 15 Search and Share assign- ments for homework
  • Includes 10 additional reproducible surveys, forms, and worksheets in the appendix

This communicative, oral skills EFL/ESL textbook has been primarily designed for international high schools, community college/university English language programs, and adult education programs. The book combines focused communicative activities and the natural language approach.

Publication Date: November 30th, 2016
ISBN-13: 9780990498834 (b&w);  978-0-9904988-7-2 (color)
eISBN: 978-0-9904988-2-7
Authors: Teresa X. Nguyen, Eric Roth

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Chapter 6: Delicious Choices

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Compelling Conversations Vietnam can generate all sorts of discussions! What are people saying about CC:V?


“This is a great book for helping Vietnamese speakers improve their conversational English skills. I use the book to tutor Vietnamese people that already have an intermediate level of English ability. Many ESL folks believe that the best method to sound more native is to add more words to their vocabulary. However, the intent of teaching from this book is to focus on improving conversational skills. The book, for example, assist students by making them understand more of the idiosyncrasies in how English speakers actually communicate. The questions and exercises are geared towards Vietnamese learners, while focusing on life in the United States.

The book is chock-full of well thought-out lessons that expose new vocabulary that is useful for common situations and very compelling conversations. Each topic is followed by quotes, questions and tips with more detailed explanation of new concepts. I highly recommend this book for lower intermediate to advanced students in Vietnam.”

-Mark Treston, co-author of Compelling American Conversations – Teacher Edition

“Designed to be a conversation starter for native Vietnamese speakers in a classroom setting, Compelling Conversations: Questions & Quotations for Advanced Vietnamese English Language Learners would work well for any foreign-language speaker attempting to become fluent in English…It is an excellent teaching tool for the advanced Vietnamese student of English and a welcome entry into an under-served market.”

-Marilyn Berry ForeWord Reviews*

 “Compelling Conversations is a text that encourages multiculturalism, that is flexible enough to use for all ages of advanced English language learners, and that gives a personally relevant, tailored experience for advanced Vietnamese ELLs to formulate their opinions in anticipation of present and future communications with English speakers…. I recommend this book as a backbone for a lively conversation class.”

-Sarah Elizabeth Snyder TESL Electronic Journal*


*Review for the first edition of Compelling Conversations – Vietnam

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