Be watching for upcoming Featured Lessons based on
Anna Grammar and Instant Workbook exercises.
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....
* Anna Grammar................. "Prepositions
of time - at or on"
* Weekly Warmer................ "Topic Toss"
The Last Word................ "Chat"
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.
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.
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
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"
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
- "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
here to get the new resources.
Word - "Chat..."
A gossip is one
who lets the chat out of the bag!
of the week: "Learning is what most adults will do for a living
in the 21st century." - Perelman.