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1 Conversational Elements: What are they and how to use them effectively?

2 Agenda Using Conversational Elements with Prompts Sentence Building with CEs Guided Conversation with Audio Clips with CEs in Action Discussion about Benefits and Potential Uses Conversational Elements Bingo

3 Examples of English Conversational Elements Well... In my opinion... Actually... The problem is that... That’s why......um... What I am trying to say is that... As far as I know...

4 Categories Suggestions / Advice Permission Opinions Explanations Agreement / Disagreement Reactions Indecision / Indifference Hesitation, etc.

5 Suggestions / Advice Prompt: What are we going to do tonight?

6 Suggestions / Advice Prompt: What are we going to do tonight? How about we go to the movies?

7 Suggestions / Advice Prompt: What are we going to do tonight? How about we go to the movies? Et si on + imperf. …? ¿Qué tal si (nosotros)…?

8 Suggestions / Advice Prompt: What are we going to do tonight? How about we go to the movies? Et si on allait au cinéma? ¿Qué tal si vamos al cine?

9 Permission Prompt: You remember that you have to call your mom in the middle of class.

10 Permission Prompt: You remember that you have to call your mom in the middle of class. Is it all right if I call my mom now?

11 Permission Prompt: You remember that you have to call your mom in the middle of class. Is it all right if I call my mom now? Est-ce que ça vous va si…? ¿Está bien si…?

12 Permission Prompt: You remember that you have to call your mom in the middle of class. Is it all right if I call my mom now? Est-ce que ça vous va si je téléphone à ma mère maintenant? ¿Está bien si telefoneo a mi madre ahora?

13 Opinions Prompt: Do you think that she will do well on the French / Spanish exam?

14 Opinions Prompt: Do you think that she will do well on the French / Spanish exam? As far as I know, she speaks French / Spanish very well.

15 Opinions Prompt: Do you think that she will do well on the French / Spanish exam? As far as I know, she speaks French / Spanish very well. Autant que je sache… Que yo sepa...

16 Opinions Prompt: Do you think that she will do well on the French / Spanish exam? As far as I know, she speaks French / Spanish very well. Autant que je sache, elle parle très bien le français. Que yo sepa, ella habla español muy bien.

17 Explanations Prompt: Would you like to eat lunch with me?

18 Explanations Prompt: Would you like to eat lunch with me? The truth is that I have too much homework to do.

19 Explanations Prompt: Would you like to eat lunch with me? The truth is that I have too much homework to do. La vérité c’est que… La verdad es que…

20 Explanations Prompt: Would you like to eat lunch with me? The truth is that I have too much homework to do. La vérité c’est que j’ai trop de travails à faire. La verdad es que tengo demasiada tarea que hacer.

21 Agreement Prompt: Is it true that your mother will be at the party?

22 Agreement Prompt: Is it true that your mother will be at the party? That’s right.

23 Agreement Prompt: Is it true that your mother will be at the party? That’s right. C’est ça. Así es. / Eso es.

24 Disagreement Prompt: Since your mother will be at the party, are you planning to go?

25 Disagreement Prompt: Since your mother will be at the party, are you planning to go? Of course not!

26 Disagreement Prompt: Since your mother will be at the party, are you planning to go? Of course not! Bien sûr que non! ¡Claro que no!

27 Reactions (1) Prompt: How can you say such a terrible thing?

28 Reactions (1) Prompt: How can you say such a terrible thing? (I’m) just kidding. I’m sorry.

29 Reactions (1) Prompt: How can you say such a terrible thing? (I’m) just kidding. I’m sorry. Je rigole. Je suis désolé(e). Lo digo en broma. Lo siento.

30 Reactions (2) Prompt: I did really well on the SAT!

31 Reactions (2) Prompt: I did really well on the SAT! Way to go!

32 Reactions (2) Prompt: I did really well on the SAT! Way to go! Bravo! ¡Bien hecho!

33 Indecision / Indifference Prompt: Would you like chocolate cake or chocolate cream pie?

34 Indecision / Indifference Prompt: Would you like chocolate cake or chocolate cream pie? I don’t care (either way).

35 Indecision / Indifference Prompt: Would you like chocolate cake or chocolate cream pie? I don’t care (either way). Ça m’est égal. Me da igual.

36 Hesitation Prompt: Can you tell me the reason for this incomplete homework?

37 Hesitation Prompt: Can you tell me the reason for this incomplete homework? um, well, I don’t know…

38 Hesitation Prompt: Can you tell me the reason for this incomplete homework? um, well, I don’t know... euh, eh bien, je (ne) sais pas... este, bueno, no sé...

39 Sample Guided Dialogues

40 ¿Cómo se dice yesterday en español? Leave time to say ayer Leave time to say Ahora trate de decir: the day before yesterday Leave time to say anteayer Leave time to say

41 Using a form of acampar, ask your friend: Did you go camping? Leave time to say ¿Acampaste? Did you put acampar in the preterite? Dígalo otra vez: Did you go camping? Leave time to say ¿Acampaste? Leave time to say

42 Ahora diga: Did you go camping the day before yesterday? Leave time to say ¿Acampaste anteayer? Leave time to say Ahora continúe: No, I did not go camping. Leave time to say No, no acampé. Leave time to say

43 For the hesitation word Well… you use the word for good. Escuche y repita: Bueno… Leave time to say Now your friend asks you: Well, what did you do? Leave time to say Bueno, ¿Qué hiciste? Leave time to say

44 Vous êtes arrivé à la Gare du Nord (the North Station). You realize that you have missed your train. You go to the ticket office to ask for help. A woman motions to you to come her window. En utilisant une forme de rater, comment dit-on: Hello. I missed the train. Leave time to say Bonjour. J’ai raté le train. Leave time to say

45 The ticket agent responds with: À quelle ville est-ce que vous voyagez? Répondez: I would like to go to Paris Leave time to say Je voudrais aller à Paris. Leave time to say

46 L’agent dit: Don’t worry. Écoutez et répétez: Ne vous inquiétez pas. Leave time to say Ne vous inquiétez pas. Leave time to say

47 Vous répondez: But, I have to arrive at 11:00 AM. Leave time to say. Mais, j’ai besoin d’arriver à onze heures du matin. Leave time to say. Mais, j’ai besoin d’arriver à onze heures du matin. Leave time to say.

48 L’agent dit: It’s not a problem. In French we literally say It is not serious. Écoutez et répétez: Ce n’est pas grave. Leave time to say. Ce n’est pas grave. Leave time to say.

49 Ideas for Integration of Conversational Elements???

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