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    Hello,
    I've two students one of whom wants to be a cleaner, the other to work in sewing factory. I want to get them into a dialogue about work but I dunno where to start? I thought about interviews but they need different terminology and I mainly want to focus on fluency - just getting them talking so that I can pick up errors to focus on later. Can anyone point me to any good resources about setting up a dialogue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by benji View Post
    Hello,
    I've two students one of whom wants to be a cleaner, the other to work in sewing factory. I want to get them into a dialogue about work but I dunno where to start? I thought about interviews but they need different terminology and I mainly want to focus on fluency - just getting them talking so that I can pick up errors to focus on later. Can anyone point me to any good resources about setting up a dialogue?
    Which country do they come from, what is their native language, what are the differences between their culture and British culture etc?

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    I think you probably meant use that to initiate dialogue but just in case you didn't: One student is a Mandarin speaker, the other a Farsi speaker. I might ask them cultural differences it's just that it doesn't fit in with the rest of the lesson which is about work, etc. Do you think if I'm just looking to give them some English speaking time around a teacher for fluency it's acceptable not to have them practicing specific bits of grammer in conversation?
    Thanks.

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