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This is a presentation  and series of handouts I spent a long time putting together but it follows my belief that it is valuable to combine communicative teaching with a focus on form and in particular "language chunks" - learning expressions that are useful in different contexts. 

This N.Y. Times article is an interesting read on language chunks. 

Each lesson focuses on a different language function where students use  a language prompt and then respond to it using one of the given language chunks/expressions.  Teachers can guide student use - not every chunk is a correct response and the usage / difference can be subtle.  

Also see below - Language In Use.   As well, Conversation Gambits.

Here is a sample of some of the 25 lessons in the full book. 

 

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This PPT of language is along the same lines - Language In Use.  Download the ppt, won't have the bad formatting like this converted version!

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