English for Speakers of Other Languages

5. Participate in Conversations & Discussions

Level: Beginner/Early Intermediate

Corresponding State Language Forms


At the end of this language function, students will be able to...

  • Express daily experiences
  • Give idea or opinion to contribute to a conversation or discussion

Sample Language Patterns:

Express daily experiences:
  • I (you, he, she, it, they, we) are going ___.
  • I have (a, an, some) ___(s).
  • I (she, he, we, they) do____ (any action verb)
Give ideas and opinions to contribute to a conversation or discussion:
  • Is that ok?
  • Yes.
  • No.
  • What is your idea?
  • My idea is ___.
  • Who has a different (another) idea?
  • Do you agree?
  • I disagree.
  • No, I think ___.
  • It is (my, his, her, their, our) turn.
  • Now itís (my, his, her, their, our) turn.
  • What do you know about ___?
  • I know that ___ (noun) are ___ (adjective).
  • What do you want to share?
  • This is my ___.
  • Tell me about ___ (pronoun).
  • ___ (pronoun) is ___ (adjective).
  • I (have, am) ___ (noun or progressive verb).
  • What do we need?
  • (It, they, he, she, I) needs ___.
  • There are ___(s).
  • There is a/an______