These 11 thematic chapters have been selected and revised for The Language Company in their Level 2 speaking skills class. This intermediate ESL (English as a Second Language) conversation textbook includes quotations, paraphrasing activities, proverbs, quotations, surveys, and online assignments. Chapter titles are: Being Yourself; Studying English; Pet Peeves; Holidays and Celebrations; Eating Out; What Do You Think?; Change; Handling Stress; Work Relationships; Practicing Job Interviews; Voting and Choosing Leaders. All chapters are adapted from the original ESL textbook Compelling Conversations: Questions and Quotations on Timeless Topics.