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Helping Others and Hitting The Road

We've farewelled the Olympic Games and need to find something else to inspire our students. Well, how about our lesson on a Taiwanese fruit and vegetable seller who uses her earnings to help victims of disaster? She has given away over 7 million Taiwanese dollars! (Asia's Nobel Winners - Pre-Intermediate Instant Lesson) 

Or perhaps students would like to ponder whether a new reading scheme will help rehabilitate Brazilian prisoners.  Prisoners need to read a certain number of books and write an essay on them and in return their prison sentence is shortened. (Reading Helps Prisoners Escape - Elementary Instant Lesson)

If some students are still talking sports, then give them food for thought with our lesson asking how much it all costs.  What do you think it costs a typical American family to support their children's sports? (Sports Bill No Laughing Matter - Intermediate Instant Lesson)  Do this lesson and find out.  Or for those who want a cheap recession sport, try running.  It's on the up in places like Italy and our lesson looks at why this is. (Runners Hit The Road - Upper-Intermediate Instant Lesson)
 
There's a new worksheet on apostrophes ("Anna Grammar Worksheet - Quotation Marks") and a new warmer on London ("Famous Cities - London", Weekly Warmer - Intermediate and above.)

We hope you have a great month.
Best wishes,
The English To Go Team


New Resources This Month
Newest resources in the Teachers' Room include :

- Reading Helps Prisoners Escape - Elementary Instant Lesson
Brazilian prisoners in four prisons can read up to 12 books every year and shorten their sentence in prison by up to 48 days.
- Asia's Nobel Winners - Pre-Intermediate Instant Lesson
A Taiwanese vegetable seller is one of six winners of Asia's Ramon Magsaysay Award. She has been selling vegetables in Taiwan's Taitung central market since 1963 and has used the money she gets to help build a library and feed and shelter children.
- Sports Bill No Laughing Matter - Intermediate Instant Lesson
 Jodi Furman likes to joke that she should paint her minivan yellow. That's because she basically turns into a taxi driver in the afternoons and on weekends, as she delivers her three children to various sports practices. (Families, sport, do, play or go.)
- Runners Hit The Road - Upper-Intermediate Instant Lesson
As budgets tighten and working lives get more stressful, running is experiencing a boom as people hit the parks and streets of their cities to escape from it all and keep themselves healthy for just the cost of a pair of sneakers. (Running, fitness, role play on buying a pair of shoes.)
- Free Medicine For All - Advanced Instant Lesson
For Ramaiyah Venkat, the two-hour bus journey to get free insulin is worth it even if he has to queue for hours at the dispensary and sometimes gets less than he needs. Tamil Nadu is one of two Indian states offering free medicine for all. (Scanning, reported and indirect speech.)
- Famous Cities - London, Weekly Warmer - Intermediate and above
This warmer is a fun way for students to practice their reading and speaking and find out about the city of London.
- "Anna Grammar Worksheet - Quotation Marks"
An All Levels Punctuation Worksheet from Anna Grammar on when and how to use quotation marks.
 - Sports Bill No Laughing Matter - Intermediate Instant Workbook
Skills:
Reading, Vocabulary - sports equipment, Grammar - for + infinitive or -ing. There are 5 exercises to do.


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- Teacher's Critical Blog Private? - Intermediate Instant Lesson
A high school English teacher who was suspended from her job after she blogged that her students were "rude, disengaged, lazy whiners," said that she did nothing wrong.  "Some of the students, parents and administrators don't want to hear the truth," said the teacher 30, a teacher at a high school. Free speech, teaching and students, adverb 'still'.

- School For All - Upper-Intermediate Instant Lesson
In a country where an education is often out of reach for thousands of impoverished children, the Kartini Emergency School in Indonesia is proving to be an exception. Amid the poverty and grime, 59-year-old twin sisters Sri Rossyati and Sri Irianingsih have opened the free school where their 550 students receive not only an education, but meals, a uniform, shoes, pencils and books. (Poverty, education, used to for habits.)


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- Reading Helps Prisoners Escape - Elementary Instant Lesson
Brazilian prisoners in four prisons can read up to 12 books every year and shorten their sentence in prison by up to 48 days.


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This Month's Point Of Interest

This month's point of interest comes from one of this month's new lessons,  the Pre-Intermediate Instant Lesson, 'Asia's Nobel Winners' .

A: Comprehension
Use Part One of the article to answer these questions.
1. Who is the article about?
2. What is her job?
3. What has she won?
4. What has she given to other people?
5. Who has she given it to?


Taiwanese vegetable vendor among Asia's Nobel winners
MANILA (Reuters), Thu Jul 26 - A Taiwanese vegetable seller   is one of six winners of Asia's Ramon Magsaysay Award this year. The award is similar to the Nobel prize.
Chen Shu-chu sells vegetables. Chen has been selling vegetables in Taiwan's Taitung central market since 1963. She only got to the sixth grade in school and then left school to support her family. She sleeps on the floor.
She has used the money she gets from selling vegetables to help build a library and feed and shelter children-and families displaced by disasters.
Chen has personally given away over 7 million Taiwanese dollars ($231,800) to several charities for children. The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation said Chen Shu-chu was one of the six winners of the Ramon Magsaysay Award. They said her "personal giving" shows   a "deep, consistent, quiet compassion." She has "transformed the lives of the numerous Taiwanese people who she has helped".
"Money serves its purpose only when it is used for those who need it," she said. "I feel happy whenever I could help other people."
The winners will get a prize of $50,000.

Article 2012 Thomson Reuters Limited. Lesson 2012 www.english-to-go.com


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