Featured Lessons: April
Fool's Day - 1 April 2003
Teach your students about the history
of April Fool's Day and learn about some strange tricks that people have played
on their friends. See
the featured lessons here.
Health Day is on 7 April. See next week's newsletter for more information about
these featured lessons.
The new English-To-Go website
soon be able to find information about our products for teachers, students and
also for institutions. As members there will be changes that you will need to
note. For example, the login box will now be on the right-hand side of the homepage
and you will also be able to log into the Teachers' Room from the "login"
link at the top of the page.
A User Guide will be made available
for all members to download. This will provide instructions on how to use the
new site to find the lessons and resources you wish to use. We will continue to
send you information and tips about how to use the new site in upcoming newsletters.
Here are this week's new resources:
Instant Workbook - Pre-Intermediate - "Safe SUVs?"
with a contented SUV owner.
Skills: Listening - there are 2 exercises for you
Pre-Intermediate Instant Lesson - "Safe SUVs?"
In a land where bigger is usually thought of as better, Americans love their sports
utility vehicles and they are not going to give them up.
Instant Lesson - "For a Laugh"
The usual swag of April Fool's
Day pranks and jokes featured widely in the world's media on April Fool's Day
2002, from the Romanian newspaper item calling for bribes to be legalized to the
Internet report that Canadian Finance Minister Paul Martin would quit his job
to breed cows and ducks.
Advanced Instant Lesson - "Up, up and
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a strap-on flying machine.
And it could be yours on eBay for $1 million with just one catch -- you have to
agree not to use it.
Anna Grammar - Hear and Listen
gives a suggestion for explaining the difference between hear and listen to eighth-graders.
Weekly Warmer - Simon Said...
This is a fun way to review
reported speech for orders using the sentence structure told + object + to + infinitive.
the new resources here.
Quote of the
"Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a
means by which we arrive at that goal." - Martin Luther King, Jr.