Special Microfinance Lesson
has proved to be one of the most powerful engines in the global effort to end
the crushing poverty that deprives hundreds of millions of the world's people
of sustenance and hope. This week's Intermediate Lesson "Loans
for Hope" will be available for everybody to use for the next
month. It also has a matching Instant Workbook exercise. Both can be found on
the English-To-Go homepage.
To support the global effort to end poverty
English-To-Go will donate 20% of every new
subscription to the South Pacific Business Development Foundation (SPBD). SPBD
is a Grameen Bank style micro finance organization serving those living in poverty
in the Pacific Islands. Their first target market is the island nation of Samoa.
SPBD's mission is to improve the quality of life of poor families in Samoa by
providing training, unsecured credit and ongoing motivation and guidance to help
them start and grow small businesses.
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Featured Lessons - Lessons With Speaking
"I want my students to talk more! They are reluctant
to talk in English." Here are some examples of resources that will get
lower level students speaking.
the featured lessons page here.
are this week's new resources:
Intermediate Instant Workbook
-Loans for Hope
We talk to the CEO of a microfinance company.
Listening and vocabulary - using prefixes. There are 4 exercises for you to do.
Instant Lesson - Loans for Hope
Maqsood is one of more than 1,600 beneficiaries
of a micro-credit program launched by the International Committee of the Red Cross
(ICRC) in Afghanistan. The program provides interest-free loans to disabled Afghans
eager to start their own small-sized businesses. There is also an interview with
the founder of SPBD, a microfinance organisation in Samoa. (Microeconomics, microfinance,
Afghanistan, jigsaw reading, vocabulary in context, comprehension, past perfect,
Upper-Intermediate Instant Lesson - Business
Travelers Can't Afford to Skip Breakfast
Corporate travelers need to
be alert and ready to deal from the moment they wake up. So, skipping breakfast
is not recommended, nutritionists say. (Business travel, business culture, importance
of breakfast, nutrition, quiz, reading for the main idea, reading and comparing,
finding ideas, functional language - ordering from a menu, apologizing and greeting,
summarizing, dialogue, find someone who...)
Anna Grammar - Modal
Anna answers a question from Jordan about the perfect tense
of modal auxiliaries.
Weekly Warmer - Idioms - True and False -
Flies and Bees
This warmer about idioms encourages discussion and should
also be a lot of fun!
here to access this week's new resources.
of the week:
"You can't win unless you learn how to lose."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.