Conversacion y Controversia: Topicos de hoy y de siempre is a text intended for a wide spectrum of conversation and composition courses at the intermediate level. Each of the twenty-three chapters focuses on a lively, controversial topic of interest and challenges students to present arguments and positions, to persuade and to analyze, and to gather and interpret others' points of view. The book stimulates creative, critical thinking and fosters progress in oral and written communication. Each chapter contains a brief introductory essay, followed by two opposing sides of a controversial topic. Chapters five, ten, fifteen and twenty are Interludios and present a lighter topic of discussion. Grammar is reviewed informally throughout the text, with each chapter incorporating a review of usage of a particular grammatical point. Topical vocabulary is woven into exercises whenever possible. New vocabulary is presented and definitions provided exclusively in Spanish, to avoid translation and foster the use of the second language.Iorillo, Nino R. is the author of 'Conversacion Y Controversia Topicos De Hoy Y De Siempre', published 1999 under ISBN 9780130400321 and ISBN 0130400327.