This is the last newsletter for 2003. We hope that you have had a great year
teaching and we wish you the best for 2004. Below are the last lessons and resources
for the year. If you are in need of additional lessons please visit the recent
lessons page and don't forget to search
the library for ideas. The first newsletter of 2004 will be sent on 9 January.
Lessons - Christmas
The featured lessons related to Christmas are
still available from the Teachers' Room. Use these to teach your students about
this holiday! The next selection of featured lessons will look at the weather.
These will be available from 5 January.
Visit the featured lessons page here.
Tip - Lack of space for active learning?
these tips to create space in your room:
Remove furniture, provide cushions
Create lots of questionnaires. In pairs, interview people
outside class, then report back.
Provide one table for formal work,
then divide the remainder of room into activity areas (reading/listening/conversation
corners). Rotate the students.
English-To-Go office and helpdesk will be closed from 25 December until 5 January.
Should you have an inquiry please contact
us before this time. All emails will be answered after this period.
are this week's new resources:
to Advanced Instant Workbook - Is Anybody Listening to Me?
Skills: Listening and completing a flow chart describing a process.
Pre-Intermediate Instant Lesson - Next: Borrowing the Car
They waste hours in front of the TV and get their parents to spend money on designer
clothes and haircuts. And they're not even three years old! A new survey in Britain
says toddlers are increasingly leading a lifestyle once associated only with moody
adolescents. (Children and parents, discussion, skimming, complete a table of
information, true, false or not given, fractions, percentages, bar graphs, group
brainstorming, pair crossword, like as a preposition.)
Instant Lesson - A Brand New Fish!
A little tropical fish that glows
fluorescent red will be the first genetically-engineered pet. (Genetic engineering,
tropical fish, pets, skimming, reading gap fill, complete the table, matching
information, true, false or not given, prepositions, expressing opinions, role
Anna Grammar - Calling a person 'it'
answers a question about why we sometimes call a person 'it'.
Warmer - Catch Phrases - Match The Words With The Phrases
about catch phrases, encourages discussion, and should also be a lot of fun!
here to access this week's new resources.
of the week:
"Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling." -