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Today's Top Teaching Tips!... "Is weekend gossip disrupting classes?"
Instant Workbook............. "Chimp Burglar"
Lesson...... "The Great Tenor"
* Intermediate Lesson.......... "Around
the World in a Balloon"
* Upper Intermediate Lesson.... "Woman Remembers
* Anna Grammar................. "Questions - Did
* Weekly Warmer................ "Mime Your Holiday"
The Last Word................ "Academy Rewards"
Top Teaching Tips! - What to do if weekend gossip disrupts your
Incorporate it into class as "Monday News".
* Students have two-minute
conversations in pairs then change partners, (repeat three times).
and use that information to build word or phrase lists based on student language
Have students report back, then get students to use new language to write paragraphs
and sentences about themselves and other students.
Instant Workbook - Elementary Level - "Chimp Burglar"
police are looking for a chimpanzee who has stolen things from London homes. Skills
include: Vocabulary - Choosing the right noun in context. Available from 14 August
Pre-Intermediate Lesson - "The Great Tenor"
Pavarotti knows exactly what he wants to do next - he would love to teach singing
and he is happy to do it for nothing. The world's most famous opera star said
last month that he will retire on his 70th birthday and won't sing anymore. Available
from 14 August 2002
Intermediate Lesson - "Around the World
in a Balloon"
U.S. balloonist Steve Fossett ended his record-breaking
solo round-the-world flight being dragged like a rag-doll through the dusty Australian
outback. Available from 14 August 2002
- "Woman Remembers Three Centuries"
The wrinkles in Hava Rexha's
pale skin were carved by a life spanning three centuries, under Ottoman Turkish
rule, Albanian monarchy, Italian occupation and Stalinist dictatorship. On August
14th 2002, surrounded by 120 offspring of four generations, she was 122 years
old. Available from 14 August 2002
Anna Grammar - "Questions
- Did you not?"
Sergiy from the Ukraine sent Anna a lovely letter
asking about Did you not...? Didn't you ..?, and the use of articles. Available
from 14 August 2002
Weekly Warmer - "Mime Your Holiday"
is a good activity to use when students have returned to school after a holiday.
Available from 14 August 2002
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Since winning an Oscar can add millions of dollars to a
movie's earnings, it's also called 'an Academy Reward'.
of the week: "When ideas fail, words come in very handy."
- Goethe (1749-1832)