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news. This meant that we were able to keep
you up-to-date with the arrival of Prince George
of Britain in our hot topic lesson
last month and this month we include we include
our interview with popular Norwegian crime writer,
Hans Olav Lahlum, who has the world record for
the longest interview after spending more than
30 non-stop hours chatting in an online television
broadcast. If your students wanted to know whether
'bathroom breaks' were allowed and what foods
are good to eat to keep you awake, then this is
the lesson to do! (Record Chat - Pre-Intermediate
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what new resources have we got this month?
We have a nice bunch of supplementary resources
for gold members this month. A Max Vocab
on when to use say something or tell a joke (Max
Vocabulary - Confusables: Say and Tell)
, a worksheet on noun phrases and clauses (Noun
Phrases and Noun Clauses - Anna Grammar Worksheet)
, a warmer on buying things in a store (How
Would You Like To Pay? - Weekly Warmer - Intermediate)
and online exercises on vegetables, uses of
future structures and listening exercises in Not
To Your Taste? (Instant Workbook).
There is also everything your students might want
to know about what foods President Obama likes
(Not To Your Taste? - Intermediate
Instant Lesson) and the story of
the unfortunate story of the tourist who came
back from holiday with more than some great photos
(Bugs, Bites and Parasites - Upper-Intermediate
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- Rick Waltz
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from this to be featured is 'How Would You
Like To Pay?' a warmer written in response
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You're Kidding Me! - Pre-Intermediate Instant
The latest fad in Tokyo - a goat cafe.
Cafes, animals, present continuous, planning
a dream cafe.
- Not To Your Taste? - Intermediate Instant
One American President loves this vegetable,
another President hated it. What President Obama's
favorite foods? P redicting using a headline,
writing questions, summarizing the text, metaphors,
writing a report, prepositions, future - will
for predictions .
- Bugs, Bites and Parasites - Upper-Intermediate
The tourist who got more than she bargained
for on an overseas holiday and a cheap natural
therapy for arthritis has been recommended by
scientists - hirudo medicinalis, or more simply,
leeches. Arthritis and treatments, parasites,
could for possibility, ability and requesting
- How Would You Like To Pay? - Weekly
Warmer - Intermediate
This warmer gets students using the language
for buying something in a store and includes functional
language exercises, dialog and roleplay work.
- Max Vocabulary - Confusables: Say and
Rules and grammar for using say and tell.
- Noun Phrases
and Noun Clauses - Anna Grammar Worksheet
A worksheet with definitions and exercises
on noun phrases and noun clauses.
- Not To Your Taste - Instant Workbook
What don't these Presidents like? Listening
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Every year thousands of people pelt
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in the normally quiet Spanish town of Bunol. See
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Wacky Festivals - Weekly Warmer - Intermediate
This warmer encourages students to think
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|GO! See this month's free lesson
- Record Chat
A crime writer has set
a new world record for the longest interview for
30 non-stop hours chatting. World records, interviews,
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Point of Interest
This month's Point of Interest comes from one of
this month's free lesson, the Pre-Intermediate
Instant Lesson, 'Record Chat!'.
This lesson features
a story about the world's longest interview. This
month the lesson featuring the story about the world's
longest interview is our free lesson.
English-to-go asked 13-year-old Chris to think of
some questions for Hans Olav Lahlum of Norway and
Tim Shadbolt of New Zealand. Read our interviews
with them. Here are excerpts from those interviews:
First here is Mayor of Invercargill,
Tim Shadbolt of New Zealand:
Chris: What foods did you eat
on the show? Why did you eat these particular
Tim: Freshly squeezed
pineapple juice is the key - not stimulants like
coffee or coke.
Chris: How did you stop yourself
from falling asleep?
Tim: The advantage of
an interview is that you are continually challenged.
Thinking keeps you awake....
And Hans Olav Lahlum of Norway:
Chris: What foods did
you eat on the show? Why did you eat these
Hans: As I suffer from
life threatening food allergy, the focus here was
upon avoiding all dangers...so...the main courses were
straight pizza and hamburger menus. I was too focused
on answering the questions during the interview
to think much about the food. We actually got
a problem with our night meal as the pizza
company suddenly denied to deliver when realizing the
pizza was for me, fearing that my food
allergy could abruptly end the interview... But
the situation was solved and I was happily unaware
of it during the interview. It was later reported
as a "pizza-drama"(!) by the Norwegian press.
Chris: How did you stop
yourself from falling asleep?
Hans: Surprisingly this
never became a serious problem. From about 18 hours
I expected to become very tired any minute, but
it never happened. The main challenge instead was
that around 27-28 hours we ran out of the prepared
subjects, and improvizing at that late stage proved
demanding for both of us. If I had been prepared
to answer about some more interesting subjects,
I believe at least 5-6 hours more would have been
possible for me without too many problems. I
went to bed about that long after the interview,
and still needed some time to fall asleep then.
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