Happy New Year! Welcome
to 2004. We hope that you are all well, healthy and happy and looking forward
to a great year ahead. We look forward to continuing to provide you with new and
exciting English language resources.
TOPIC: Colds & Flu.
of the English-To-Go.com team have been a bit under the weather: A new flu (Cold
and Flu - Intermediate Instant Lesson) is out and about, and this outbreak
could be worse than in the year 2000 (Influenza 2000 - Upper-Intermediate
SARS is also back, but at least we are ready (Plan To
Fight Future SARS - Intermediate Instant Lesson) (SARS Vaccine - Pre-Intermediate
As far as treatment goes, herbal medicines are still controversial
in pill form ('Drink of the Gods' - Upper-Intermediate Instant Lesson)
(Value-Added Vitamins - Upper-Intermediate Instant Lesson) and although
there are a lot of germs in your home (Germs Everywhere - Upper-Intermediate
Instant Lesson), anti-bacterial soaps may be doing more harm than good (Antibacterial?
- Upper-Intermediate Instant Lesson).
Of course, health could be improved
by doctors writing more clearly (A Clear Prescription - Intermediate Instant
Lesson), getting enough sleep (Wake Up, Doc! - Intermediate Instant Lesson),
and learning not to hate their job - nearly 20% don't like what they do (What's
Up, Doc? - Upper-Intermediate Instant Lesson). Never mind, Robot nurses are
on their way! (Robots - Pre-Intermediate Instant Lesson Instant Lesson).
here to search the English To Go library for more lessons on health.
Featured Lessons - The weather
featured lessons look at the weather. Whether (pun intended) you are in the wintery
northern hemisphere or in the sultry southern hemisphere there will be a lesson
here for you!
Visit the featured lessons page here.
Tip: New Teacher?
Are you a new teacher?
Do you spend lots of time preparing? Use these tips to save time!
Use set texts until you get more confident, dont try to re-invent the wheel.
Get stronger students to do research / presentation activities. This provides
more language exposure and relieves pressure on you.
- Vary your week with
visits, guest speakers, competitions, spot quizzes.
are this week's new resources:
Instant Workbook - Shhh! Workers Sleeping!
Don't lose the snooze at work,
Portugal nap activists say.
Skills: Matching sentence beginnings and grammar
Elementary Instant Lesson - I'm Too Busy!
A woman who won a free shopping spree said she didn't want the prize. She said
she was too busy. (Shopping sprees, competitions, matching words and pictures,
regular and irregular verbs and past simple, listening for understanding, comprehension
check, reading cloze, choose the best answer, sequencing, finding errors, Shopping
Advanced Instant Lesson - Last of LOTR
Jackson, director of "The Lord Of The Rings" said he was sad but also
relieved that the mammoth project he has worked on for seven years was over. Jackson
made movie history by filming all three parts of the "Rings" trilogy
simultaneously. ("The Lord Of The Rings", Gollum, computer animation,
acting, the Oscars, expressing an opinion, reading and note-taking, preparing
questions, interviewing, role-playing, complete the sentences game - movies, idioms,
adjectives - expressing emotions.)
Anna Grammar - Structure Drills
and Pattern Drills
Dear Anna, Please tell us more about the usefulness
of Pattern Drills.
Weekly Warmer - Catch Phrases - Match The Words
With The Phrases 2
Another warmer about catch phrases, it encourages discussion,
and should also be a lot of fun!
here to access this week's new resources.
of the week:
"If you're a Boy Scout on Mars with a compass, you're
lost." - Jack Connerney.