Happy Chinese New Year and welcome to the year of the monkey, with a special
hello to all you lucky monkeys out there!
Chinese New Year
Seeing as it's the year of
the money how about doing a lesson or two about animals? Browse
the Animals section on the Library page, and you'll find, among many others
the Instant lessons: "Rats Rats Rats" - Pre-Intermediate; "Bengal
Tigers" - Elementary; "Pass the Pit Bull, Please" -
Pre-Intermediate ('Pet snake eats pet dog!'); "A Baby's Name"
- Elementary ('Man names child after horse!'); "Cyber Lambs"
- Elementary ('Sheep on the Internet?'); "Monkey Business"
- Advanced; "A Loving Animal" - Intermediate - Upper-Intermediate
('Chicken comforts people!'); "Shelter Pup Finds Career"
- Intermediate ('Dog goes from stray to Top Job!'); "High Flyer"
- Intermediate ('A pig that flies!').
Lessons - Chinese New Year
January 22 is Chinese New Year's Day.
Here are some lessons featuring China and things Chinese..
Visit the featured lessons page here.
Tip: My students dont hand in homework!
them to work on projects together. If they dont do it, they let their partner
- Get them to present information to the class.
- Make homework
meaningful. Set them real questions which require thoughtful research.
repetitive exercises for speed drills.
this week's new resources:
Workbook - A Very Long Ride
A rollercoaster fan. Strange but true, human
interest, sport and leisure.
Skills: Listening, grammar. Past participles.
Intermediate Instant Lesson - These Music Lovers Are Turkeys
Britain's farming union has released a chill-out album of different sounds to
help turkeys keep calm in the understandably stressful run-up to being eaten.
(Farming, animals, meat, scanning, true or false, working out unfamiliar words,
summarizing, Farm Animal Sounds Game, Completing a Picture game, zero conditional,
Upper-Intermediate Instant Lesson - Athletes At Risk
Teens and young adults who regularly train and compete in sports are more than
twice as likely to experience sudden death than non-athletes, according to a new
study. (Athletes, heart conditions, prefixes: under-, non-, predicting, scanning,
brainstorming, survey - leading a healthy lifestyle, vocabulary mime game - sports,
Anna Grammar - Some "If" Clauses
"I need to explain why - "If it didn't rain, I would have played
tennis" - is wrong."
Weekly Warmer - Vocabulary Crossword
Hi, I am an English teacher from Brazil. This activity is great for stimulating
students to think about and remember the vocabulary they have already learned.
here to access this week's new resources.
of the week:
"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of
all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true."
- James Branch