My Top Choice for ESL Speaking Textbook
If you’re looking for a book that covers all 4 skills, but that is slanted towards speaking activities, 4 Corners by Jack Richards should be your top choice. The communicative activities are excellent at fostering natural communication, unlike many other ESL speaking textbooks where the conversations are quite unnatural and artificial. There are plenty of fluency activities as well, which is an important, but often overlooked area of speaking for English as a Second Language students. In addition, the vocab and grammar sections are thoughtful and easy to understand, and the topics are generally quite interesting for students in most countries. I would recommend this series for high school age and up. It’s perfect for a university “conversation” class in a foreign country.
You can get the whole series over at Amazon.