Ask & Task
Ask & Task

Ask & Task

Questions and Activities for Communication Practice



144 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $28.00 (US $28.00) (CA $37.95)

Publication Date: November 2015

ISBN 9780866475037

Price: $28.00


Ask and Task provides meaningful multi-skills learning, interaction, and practice opportunities ESL/EFL classrooms. The book is based around photocopiable cards: two to four pages of Question Cards and one page of Task Cards for each of the 40 high-interest topics. The Question Cards prompt thought and conversation; the Task Cards promote language use while students accomplish a project related to the questions. Some examples of Question Cards: Would you want to employ your family in your business? How long would you work at a job before asking for a raise? What is the most important quality in a potential mate? Some examples of Task Cards: Write your resume. Create a new company with a brand-new product line. In small groups, brainstorm the many kinds of love.

Author Biography

Nancy Ellen Zelman, author of Ask and Task: Questions and Activities for Communication Practice, first taught English as a Foreign Language after joining the Peace Corps in Morocco. Upon returning to the US, she attended Columbia University and earned a Masters in TESOL. After teaching in New York, she moved to California to teach ESL full time at the University of California at Santa Barbara. She attended law school but returned to ESL teaching. She has presented at TESOL conferences and has written numerous journal articles and textbooks.