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Thank you to everyone who took part in the World's Largest Lesson 2003. Results, pictures and comments can be seen by clicking here.

This week's newsletter has two new features: the hot topic and the teacher tip. If your class is hot on a particular subject send us an email about it. Send in the feedback from your class discussions. You can also send in your tips. If you want to take a picture of your class talking about the hot topic, send it to us with the names of your students and we'll post it on the site and in the newsletter.

For those of you celebrating Thanksgiving we hope you had a great turkey day. For the rest of you we hope that you've had a great week teaching. We look forward to hearing your feedback and ideas.

HOT TOPIC: Fame!
Something about fame really fascinates us, and our students. There are too many Instant Lessons about famous people to list here, but search the library using the key word 'famous' or 'fame', and you'll find lessons featuring, among others, Brad Pitt, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jennifer Aniston, Bono, Kate Moss, Luciano Pavarotti, Britain's Prince William, Eminem, Stephen Hawking, Kofi Annan, Yehudi Menuhin, Jennifer Lopez, Jewel, Barbara Cartland, Pierce Brosnan, Dustin Hoffman, Meg Ryan, Russell Crowe, Sir Edmund Hillary... and more!!

Featured Lessons - At the movies
The trailer's been leaked! Or was it released secretly? Whatever way it happened, the trailer for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is now out. You won't be getting to see the movie for a while, but you can get Instant Lessons about Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling, such as "Harry Potter Author Popular" (Intermediate) and "Chitty Chitty Flying Ford Anglia" (Upper-Intermediate). Check out this week's featured lessons and don't forget that December 1st marks the release of "Return of the King" the third movie in the Lord of the Rigns Trilogy.
Visit the featured lessons page here.

Teacher Tip
Are you teaching mixed level classes? Try these ideas. . .

• Pairing slow students / better students.
• Creating banks of prepared extension activities. Faster learners access these when finished.
• Making two ability groups, do jigsaw listening / reading activities (same topic). Students then compare information.

Send your feedback on the tips and your handy hints to us. We'll include the best tips in the upcoming newsletters.

Here are this week's new resources:

Elementary Instant Workbook - Never Too Old To Learn
They just keep on studying.
Skills: Reading, vocabulary - "keep +-ing" and grammar - pronouns.

Pre-Intermediate Instant Lesson - The Iceman
An Icelandic fishing captain, known as "the Iceman" for his tough character, grabbed a 660-pound (300-kilogram) shark with his bare hands as it swam in shallow water toward his crew, a witness said. (Bizarre stories, sharks, fishing, Iceland and Greenland, predicting, mixed sentences, pronouns, suffixes, writing a rescue story, sea creature vocabulary.)

Advanced Instant Lesson - Can We Share?
A U.S. doctor leading a highly unusual campaign to protest his exclusion from this year's Nobel Prize for medicine appealed to the two winners to insist he share the prestigious award. (Nobel prize, brainstorming, scanning, complete the table, explain the headline, comprehension, thinking carefully, error recognition, matching sentences, web research.)

Anna Grammar - "By" used to say how something is done
In these two sentences: 1. He climbed the wall using a rope. 2. He broke into the house by breaking the window. Why do you have to add "by" in the second sentence but not in the first?

Weekly Warmer - Idioms - True and False - Old Words
This warmer about idioms encourages discussion and should also be a lot of fun!

Click here to access this week's new resources.

Quote of the week:
"All that is gold does not glitter; not all those that wander are lost. The old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, a light from the shadows shall spring; renewed shall be blade that was broken, the crownless again shall be king." - J. R. R. Tolkien.


Have a great week teaching!
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