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There are only three weeks until 2004! Time flies when you are having fun. We hope that you have enjoyed using the Bronze resources this year and we look forward to providing you with interesting and fun lessons and resources next year.

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HOT TOPIC: Holidays and Hotels

Going anywhere over the New Year? You could try for a holiday in space - but the moon still isn't ready... Hilton Hotels Corp has scotched reports that it is planning to build the first hotel on the moon (Space for Rent - Upper-Intermediate Instant Lesson).

You could go to an inland city with a beach (Paris Beach - Intermediate Instant Lesson) and a restaurant in total darkness... don't bother taking your video (No Distractions - Intermediate Instant Lesson).

Then there are hotels made out of ice (Ice Hotel - Intermediate Instant Lesson), and hotels just for your pets (Wish you were here - Upper-Intermediate Instant Lesson). A final warming: be careful if you win a holiday (A Nightmare Dream Holiday - Elementary Instant Lesson).

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Featured Lessons - Christmas
The Christmas featured lessons are still available.
Visit the featured lessons page here.

Teacher Tip - Students don’t do homework?
Use these ideas to tackle the students that don't do their homework.

• Students choose what they want to do from a range of set alternatives.
• Students work on out-of-school group projects together, with class presentation as the end goal.
• Make homework the content of a regular class newsletter.
• Motivate students by setting real life tasks.

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Here are this week's new resources:

Pre-Intermediate Instant Workbook - An Important Meeting
A Santa Free zone - that is what some are calling for.
Skills:Listening, reading and vocabulary. There are 4 exercises for you to do.

Intermediate Instant Lesson - Urban Oz Insects
Millions of giant moths swoop down on Australian cities each spring. Called bogongs, they like the big city lights, where they flutter into high-rise offices, drown in bowls of soup, pester bus drivers, even freeze to death in refrigerators. (Insects, pests, sorting words, finding the main idea, true or false, complete the table, meanings in context, verbs: active or passive voice, present simple or past simple tense, dialogue building, peer dictation, crossword.)

Advanced Instant Lesson - Change of Energy Source?
Germany has switched off the first of its 19 nuclear power stations, launching what it calls the world's fastest withdrawal from atomic energy but a policy that may still be reversed if the opposition takes power. (Renewable and nonrenewable sources of energy, nuclear power--advantages and disadvantages, German politics, brainstorming, true or false, reading for specific information, thinking carefully, like and unlike, discussion, peer dictation.)

Anna Grammar - Thank Yous and Oil
Dear Anna, there's been a little debate among a few colleagues about the correct verb form to use in the following sentence: "Thank yous and apologies are the oil that keep the world running smoothly."

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

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Quote of the week:
"To many people holidays are not voyages of discovery, but a ritual of reassurance." - Philip Andrew Adams.

Have a great week teaching!
The English-To-Go Team.
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