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Welcome to another week, we hope it has been a good one for you. Do you have students that need help learning English? You may like to tell them about www.selfaccess.com. There is a variety of both General and Academic English lessons and every week we send out helpful hints and tips for language learning. This week's tip is "understanding essay questions". Students can sign up for 7 days free access.

Featured Lessons - Chinese New Year
In 2004 Chinese New Year's Day is on January 22. The new year is the Year of the Monkey. In honor of Chinese New Year, here are some lessons featuring China and things Chinese.
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Teacher Tip: Computer Phobia
"I’m computer phobic. How can I introduce computers in class?"
Don't worry! Just follow these tips:

• Capable students conduct ‘workshops’, teaching each other.
• Students write about using computers to learn English, swap ideas, then do it.
• ‘Team teach’ with a knowledgeable colleague or student to start.

Here are this week's new resources:

Advanced Instant Workbook - Corking Row over Sour Grapes
Corks or screwcaps? Some wine feel drinkers feel caps are not socially acceptable.
Skills: Rewriting an article, finding extra words and matching vocabulary.

Elementary Instant Lesson - Expensive Hotels
The new Mandarin Oriental hotel has a suite that costs US$12,595 a night - the most expensive hotel room in New York. (Hotels, predicting, gap fill, comprehension, multiple choice, true or false, discussion, agreement: has or have, numbers - dollars and cents.)

Upper-Intermediate Instant Lesson - Traditional Chinese Medicine
Some Chinese remedies such as bird's nest, sheep placenta and caterpillar fungus may be a bit too exotic for the uninitiated but many traditional remedies are gaining popularity among Western consumers who seek natural ways to beat stress and boost their health. (Traditional Chinese medicine, predicting from the headline, finding information, completing a table, true, false and not given, finding grammatical errors, jigsaw reading, expressions with 'put'.)

Anna Grammar - Using "of" and "from" correctly
"I am a teacher from Austria, and many my students (intermediate and above) have got problems using "of" and "from" correctly - both of them are "von" in German."

Weekly Warmer - Conversational Order
This warmer is a lower level version of the Comparison Line Weekly Warmer. Students enjoy it because it requires quick and lively communication. It works best with a group of 15 or more students.

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Quote of the week:
"Never give a sword to a man who can't dance." - Confucius.

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