First Discussion Starters
includes conversation activities that teachers and students have loved in the best-selling Discussion Starters
and More Discussion Starters
, this time for lower-level ESL/EFL students.
The text contains a variety of tasks and exercises based on real situations from all over the world; serious discussion topics such as censorship, prison conditions, and cloning; topics that are lighter in nature such as lotteries, pets, and travel; activities that require students to work together in pairs or small groups to reach a conclusion about a topic; and several kinds of oral fluency activities such as problem-solving tasks, court cases, "finish the story," "put the story together," and small group presentations.