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Be watching for upcoming Featured Lessons based on Anna Grammar and Instant Workbook exercises.

Contents:
* Today's Top Teaching Tips!... "Are cell phones interrupting class?"
* Instant Workbook............. "Confusables: "effect" and "affect"
* Elementary Lesson............ "Lost Palace"
* Intermediate Lesson.......... "Do You Really Want an Engagement Ring?"
* Upper Intermediate Lesson.... "Cyber Romance"
* Anna Grammar................. "Prepositions of time - at or on"
* Weekly Warmer................ "Topic Toss"
* The Last Word................ "Chat"

Today's Top Teaching Tips! - What to do if cell phones are interrupting your class.
* Remind students to switch phones off at the start of every lesson.
* Form a class policy with students. This may include temporary confiscation, not allowing offenders to leave the room to answer calls, talking to repeat offenders privately, 'fines', answering calls yourself.
* Review the policy regularly.

NEW RESOURCES
Instant Workbook - Intermediate Level: Confusables: "effect" and "affect"

This week's Instant Workbook exercise is called Anna Grammar Practice. The Grammar Quiz is on Confusables in context - nouns, verbs or adjectives?

Elementary Lesson - "Lost Palace"
Workers building a new town hall in Nicosia, Cyprus found the remains of an 800-year-old Lusigan palace whose whereabouts has been a mystery for centuries. Available from 07 August 2002

Intermediate Lesson - "Do You Really Want An Engagement Ring?"
Cash-strapped Japanese couples are buying fewer engagement rings and instead wearing their affections on their sleeves in the form of brand-name watches and other love tokens. Available from 07 August 2002

Upper-Intermediate - "Cyber Romance"
Despite the public perception that cyberspace is a shallow and sometimes hostile environment, lovers who meet through Internet chat rooms may actually end up forming strong relationships. Available from 07 August 2002

Anna Grammar - "Prepositions of time - at or on"
Bia from Brazil asks about the difference between at Christmas and on Christmas. Available from 07 August 2002

Weekly Warmer - "Topic Toss"
This warmer is an engaging way to practice spoken fluency on a number of topics or language points and to encourage fellow classmates. Available from 07 August 2002

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The Last Word - "Chat..."
A gossip is one who lets the chat out of the bag!

Quote of the week: "Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century." - Perelman.


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