The Museum of Dog Collars
If you've ever wondered what it would be like
to talk continuously for 30 hours, then you'd
better take a look at our latest Pre-Intermediate
lesson, 'Longest Chat'.
A Norwegian crime writer has just broken the record
for the longest interview in the world. What
did he talk about? What did he do afterwards? Do
the lesson with your students and find out.
Perhaps instead your students would rather know
about how many hot dogs it is possible to eat
in 10 minutes. Our updated Elementary
Lesson 'Lots of Hot Dogs'
reveals how the experts manage to swallow them
Or maybe your students are wondering
what to do in July? Our Featured lessons
have resources on vacations and there's also a
new Weekly Warmer 'Quirky
Museums' on ten of the world's most unusual
museums: A museum of dog collars? Toilets? There
must be something there for all your students.
There's also a resource on hotels and room service
'Room Service Cleared Away' -
Upper-Intermediate Instant Lesson
, an Intermediate Instant Lesson on Norway's
introduction of the draft for women 'Female
Draft' and a new grammar resource on
prepositional phrases and an updated warmer
about Nelson Mandela.
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- Lots Of Hot Dogs - Elementary Instant
Every year the world hot dog eating
competition is held in New York. World records,
hot dogs, food, competitive eating, expressions
- Record Chat - Pre-Intermediate Instant
A crime writer has set a new world
record for the longest interview for 30 non-stop
hours chatting. World records, interviews, nationality
- Female Draft - Intermediate Instant
Norway now has conscription for women,
the first European and first NATO country to do
so. Women's rights and gender equality, army,
reported speech, the passive.
- Room Service Cleared Away - Upper-Intermediate
Soon, the black-uniformed waiters
wheeling trolleys of food will disappear from
the halls of the Hilton Midtown. Hotels, New York,
phrasal verbs and collocation.
- World Leaders: Nelson Mandela, Former
President of South Africa - Weekly Warmer - Upper
An updated warmer on one of the most
important people of 20th and 21st centuries. This
resource has a focus on prepositions.
- Quirky Museums - Weekly Warmer - Intermediate
This warmer gets students scanning
for information about unusual museums and using
- Prepositional Phrases
- Anna Grammar Worksheet
A worksheet with exercises on prepositional
- Don't Fire! - Intermediate Instant
Grammar - reported speech, the passive,
Vocabulary. There are 8 online exercises to do.
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- "On Vacation" Whether
you and your students are on a vacation course,
planning to go on vacation, feeling depressed
after returning or just dreaming about holidays,
there's a lesson here for you.
- Travel Plans - Advanced Instant Lesson
When Robert Reid last visited London
he stayed in an apartment he found on a "couch-surfing"
site. Role play, skimming, scanning,
intensive reading, discussion.
- Holiday Blues - Elementary Instant
A survey by TripAdvisor, a travel
website, found 34% of Americans felt depressed
after they came home after a summer vacation.
Vacations and work, understanding statistical
- Conversation: Vacation plans - Weekly
warmer - Elementary
The language used to describe a vacation
at the beach and provides some examples of the
past continuous tense and saying sorry when you
do not do something.
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- Quirky Museums
This warmer gets students scanning
for information about unusual museums, completing
a table about them and encouraging other students
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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, 'Longest Chat!'.
novelist talks his way to live interview record
Thu May 23, OSLO, (Reuters)
- Popular Norwegian crime writer Hans Olav Lahlum
set the world record for the longest interview
on Thursday after spending more than 30 non-stop
hours chatting in an online television broadcast.
Lahlum, who rarely
paused for more than a few seconds talked about
different things including U.S. presidents and
characters in his stories on the online show hosted
by VG Nett.
The new record
awaits approval from Guinness World Records.
Lahlum, who is also a left-wing politician, historian
and top chess player, rarely stumbled. He also
talked about kebabs and the way he likes
"I think I can
safely say that tonight I might go to bed a little
earlier than usual," he said as he and interviewer
Mads Andersen beat the old record of just over
Norway, a pioneer in slow programming, has shown
several long television hits in recent years,
and public broadcaster NRK earlier this year had
a 12-hour show about a burning fireplace with
experts discussing ... fire wood.
In 2011, it broadcast
134 hours nonstop of a cruise ship going up the
Norwegian coast to the Arctic, making the world
record for the longest continuous TV program.
And an earlier
broadcast of an eight-hour train journey from
Oslo to Bergen was so popular, NRK had to repeat
Article © 2013 Thomson
Reuters Limited. Lesson© 2013 www.english-to-go.com
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