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The FIFA Soccer World Cup being help in Korea and Japan starts on 31 May 2002. Are there soccer fans in your class? Be sure to check out the lessons on soccer and also the weekly warmer! Help to encourage your students to follow their favorite team throughout the event.

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* Today's Top Teaching Tips!... "Are your students intolerant of others?"
* Instant Workbook............. "FIFA Soccer World Cup!"
* Pre-Intermediate Lesson...... "Global Aging"
* Intermediate Lesson.......... "World Cup 'Sickness'"
* Upper Intermediate Lesson.... "Child Support"
* Anna Grammar................. "Punctuation - apostrophes and surnames"
* Weekly Warmer................ "World Cup Geography"
* Self Access.................. "Congestion Tax"
* The Last Word................ "What do 'Kayak'..."

Today's Top Teaching Tips! - "My students are intolerant of others."
* Try doing a series of International study topics.
* Get guest speakers/students to present positive aspects of their culture in a workshop.
* Examine the issue objectively, and then get students to write a critical examination of their own attitudes.
* Attend or organise multi-cultural events as a class.

Instant Workbook - FIFA Soccer World Cup from 31 May 2002
There are two new Instant Workbook (tm) exercises that you can give to your students based on the lessons and weekly warmer! Available from 22 May 2002

Pre-Intermediate - "Global Aging"
In the next 50 years, the number of people above 60 years of age will more than quadruple from about 600 million to almost two billion people, United Nations' figures show. UN Secretary-general Kofi Annan says the world must get ready for an explosion in numbers of old people that will put severe strain on poor countries. (International issues, aging populations, use of 'expect', 'hope', 'want' and 'would like'.) Available 22 May 2002

Intermediate - "World Cup 'Sickness'"
A British Internet site has offered World Cup soccer fans an ingenious range of ways to duck out of work. (Soccer World Cup, taking 'sick' days, making excuses, dictionary skills, multi-word verbs, soccer vocabulary and crossword.) Available 22 May 2002

Upper-Intermediate - "Child Support"
Italy's highest appeals court has decreed that fathers must carry on supporting adult children until they find a job to their liking. This was in the case of a son who is in his 30s, has a university law degree, lives in one of the smartest parts of the Naples, and has turned down several job offers. (Family, responsibility, supporting children, court cases, relative clauses.) Available 22 May 2002

Anna Grammar - "Punctuation - apostrophes and surnames"
Gena has asked Anna about adding an apostrophe to a last name that ends with s or z. Available 22 May 2002

Weekly Warmer - "World Cup Geography"
This is a warm up to the soccer World Cup which begins May 31, 2002. Available 22 May 2002

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Self Access - "Congestion Tax"
This week we look at some solutions for the ever worsening traffic problems facing the world today; public transport and pedal power. You can practise writing an argumentative essay and answering True, False or Not Given questions.

The Last Word
What do 'Kayak' and 'level' have in common? They're both palindromes.

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