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Any Questions? (New edition 2021: Request sample here)

by Simon Capper with Jim Ronald

ISBN 97-4939130-34-2

OLS (Online Learning Support) Available

Any Questions? offers a variety of enjoyable and engaging communicative activities in an intensive, practical, question-based communication workout. The course comes in four sections:

1. Entertaining and thought-provoking "Lateral Thinking" puzzles provide meaningful pattern practice and develop problem-solving skills through goal-oriented information-gap tasks. Ideal for encouraging critical thinking, they are so absorbing that students often forget they are in an English class!

2. Based on solid, well-informed pragmatic principles, Communication Tips and Communication Activities provide the opportunity for genuine social interaction, while raising awareness of communicative norms. This section helps learners move from simple question / answer exchanges, to longer, more meaningful communication.

3. One-minute Challenge and Speed Questions help learners develop stamina, fluency, and automaticity. In the “One-minute Challenge,” the use of fillers helps them to communicate more naturally, and in "Speed Questions," learners develop the skill of answering everyday questions without those dreaded long silences!

4. Finally, the Crossword Challenge builds proficiency with Wh– question forms and encourages memorisation of common patterns, such as "How do you say ****** in English?"

Ideal for large first year university classes, Any Questions? promotes:

  • extensive speaking and critical thinking practice
  • a focus on form and remedial grammar work
  • easy management of large, mixed ability speaking classes
  • a rich social environment where learners can interact with all their classmates regardless of class size
  • a variety of enjoyable communicative activities in an intensive, practical, focused question workout

A Teacher's Manual with full answers and photocopiable worksheets, as well as comprehensive notes and hints on how to use the book is available as a free pdf. To request your copy, please contact the publisher or your bookseller directly.

Click here to view a presentation on how to use the book given by the author

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This book is accompanied by a subscription-based Online Learning Support package, with copious activities for extra practice for learners. Learners need to purchase a password for access; it is free for teachers. To purchase, click here (opens on an external site): OLS. For more details, contact us.

Use this book for:

  • University speaking classes
  • Classes that focus on  communication
  • Language school discussion materials



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