It's that time of the year when we start to wind down at work and wind up for the holidays! The silly season has already begun so this week's hot topic looks at shopping. There are a number of Instant Lessons related to shopping (below) that can be used to have fun with your students. You could start a discussion about gift ideas with your class! Send in the best gift ideas and we'll publish them in the next newsletter.
For those of you in the southern hemisphere
we hope that summer has arrived and that you are out enjoying the sunshine. For
those of you in the north, keep warm and out of the cold! No matter where you
are we hope that you've had a great week.
The Instant Lesson -Shopping Switch (Intermediate) is about how less work is done in offices around this time of year as people do their shopping on their work computers. This in turn is one of the reasons why workplaces are cutting back on Internet access for workers. See the Instant Lesson - Work Internet Stopped (Advanced). Here's another reason for the cuts in Internet access - eBay, which we look at in the Instant Lesson: eBay Watch - a history of eBay (Advanced).
Back in the real shops and malls, be careful as you shop - we often buy something because we feel guilty. Find out why in the Instant Lesson - Shopper Guilt (Upper-Intermediate).
Stuck for a gift? How about the first real Internet fridge! See Super Fridge - (Upper-Intermediate). Or buy someone a part in a novel! Find out how by using A Novel Idea - (Intermediate).
Meanwhile, women in Germany who want to shop in peace can
leave their men at special creches for men! Now that's a novel idea. See Shopping
Kindergarten (Elementary). Finally, the present for someone who has everything...
Is that dodo ready yet?? See Dead as a Dodo - (Advanced).
Lessons - Christmas
forget to send in your favorite teaching tips. We'll publish them on the website
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are this week's new resources:
Intermediate Instant Lesson
- That's Not Junk
Anna Grammar - "Anything", "Hardly",
Weekly Warmer - Idioms - True and False - Names and Places
here to access this week's new resources.