lessons contain details of a new cafe in Taiwan,
which celebrates the Barbie doll. '"Every
little girl has a Barbie..." said Henry Chiu,
the owner of the cafe and president of Sinlaku
Taiwan Co Ltd. "Barbie is a dream for a little
girl. We want to make girls' dreams come true
and build a fantasy world for them." "I feel like
a Barbie doll in a fairy tale world. I feel like
a princess," said Shiao Yu, a 30-year-old
Read the article about the cafe and do the lesson
with your students (Barbie Land
- Elementary Instant Lesson.)
And April 1 was April Fool's Day. In 2011 Internet
business networking service LinkedIn allowed users
to connect with Ernest Hemingway and Living Social
offered salami-based spa treatment. Find out whether
the world went mad in "For A Laugh
- Intermediate Instant Lesson".
We continue to assure of you of our
sanity with our new Pre-Intermediate Instant Lesson
looking at the latest study of the benefits of
the Mediterranean diet and include an interview
with nutritionist Shereen Jegtvig from About.com.
(A Healthy Diet?- Pre-Intermediate
Instant Lesson) As well as that, there's
a new warmer for gold members about China's new
leader, President Xi Jinping, (World Leaders:
Xi Jinping, President of China) and an
Elementary level Max Vocab Worksheet on Crime
and the Law (Crime and the Law
- A Max Vocabulary Worksheet - Elementary).
From our mailbox this week, we were happy to
receive a nice email from one of the founders
of the Save the Bilby Fund
in Australia. Frank Manthey wrote to us after
we had emailed about our pre-intermediate lesson
looking at the plight of bilbies in Australia
and kiwi in New Zealand ("Easter Bunny"
- Pre Intermediate Instant Lesson).
Frank emailed "I am always grateful for resources
which are sent to us which we can use to help
promote the plight of the bilby. It is also wonderful
to know that the message is reaching international
shores too. Thanks so much for teaching your students
about bilbies - we would love it if you would
promote us through your work." You can learn
about bilbies at http://www.savethebilbyfund.com
(they are very cute!)
And did you/do you have a Barbie? This will be
one of the topics we're exploring on our Facebook
pages this month. We hope you'll visit.
P.S Don't forget to enter our Facebook competition
for an Annual Gold Membership.
Entries close on April 8th.
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- Barbie Land - Elementary Instant Lesson
The world's only Barbie cafe. ( Barbie
dolls, yes/no questions, have got for possession,
yes, he is/no, he isn't )
- A Healthy Diet?- Pre-Intermediate Instant
A Mediterranean diet high in olive oil,
nuts, fish and fresh fruits and vegetables may
help prevent heart disease and strokes. (Healthy
diets, food vocabulary, crossword puzzle, What
Is It?, countable and uncountable nouns game.)
- For A Laugh - Intermediate Instant
April Fool's Day, the international day
of tomfoolery when pranks, hoaxes, and practical
jokes remind us not to take ourselves too seriously.
(April Fool's Day, tricks and hoaxes, listening
for specific information.)
- A Holiday Fix? - Upper-Intermediate
A dentist's office may not be everyone's
idea of a perfect holiday destination. But a growing
number of Europeans are traveling abroad for medical
treatment to save money, or maybe to combine a
visit to the doctor with some sightseeing. (Medical
tourism, health, tourism, debating.)
- World Leaders: Xi Jinping, President
of China - Weekly Warmer - Upper Intermediate
This warmer gets students to read for
specific information in order to complete a biographical
- Crime and the Law - A
Max Vocabulary Worksheet - Elementary
This worksheet looks at crime and the
police and has a pair crossword puzzle exercise.
- Nasty Parasites - Instant Workbook
Parasites may get nastier with climate
swings. There are three exercises to do. (Reading
comprehension, Grammar - reported speech).
Go! See our Featured
Earth Day 2013 - April 22
"The face of Climate Change" - It's up
- Nasty Parasites - Upper Intermediate
Parasites look set to become more virulent
because of climate change. (Parasites, climate
change, frogs, reported questions).
- Protecting the Animals - Pre-Intermediate
Efforts to save tigers and kiwi birds. This lesson
looks at conservation efforts in two different
places. (Present perfect simple).
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Healthy Diet?- Pre-Intermediate Instant Lesson
A Mediterranean diet high in olive oil, nuts,
fish and fresh fruits and vegetables may help
prevent heart disease and strokes.
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Point of Interest
This month's Point of Interest comes from one of
this month's free lesson, the Intermediate
Instant Lesson, A Healthy Diet?'.
Shereen Jegtvig, a nutritionist from Guide to Nutrition, About.com on
the Mediterranean diet.
English-to-go.com: If we want
to change to a Mediterranean diet, how could we
Shereen Jegtvig: You
could eat more fish, olives and olive oil, and
vegetables and eat less red meat like beef and
you think men or women eat more healthily or is
there no difference?
Shereen Jegtvig: Generally,
women prefer healthier foods like salads and chicken
while men prefer less healthy red meats and fried
foods. But, both men and women tend to eat too
much, which can lead to excess weight gain, which
isn't good for your health.
cooking one of your hobbies?
Shereen Jegtvig: Yes it is. I
am not trained as a cook, so it's something I've
picked up on my own. It's fun. Start by finding
recipes that look easy to prepare with ingredients
you know you'll like. Keep track of the recipes
you like and you'll start to see certain patterns
of which types of ingredients taste good together.
Then you can start creating your own recipes or
altering recipes. And don't be upset if you make
something you don't like - it's okay, cooking
is a learning experience.
What is the strangest thing you have eaten?
Shereen Jegtvig: Lutefisk.
It?s cod fish that is dehydrated and processed
with lye so it can be stored for a long time.
Before you buy it, the lutefisk is soaked in water
to make it soft again. It has a very strong fish-flavor,
weird chewy texture and a strong aroma. It comes
from Norway, which is where some of my ancestors
came from, and it was a traditional holiday food
where I grew up, near Fargo, North Dakota.
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They certainly are very helpful and interesting
The resources were very helpful indeed. My
students learned a lot from them and enjoyed them
Betty, Hong Kong
I am very grateful that I have been able
to make use of the material.