The featured lessons
this week have been chosen by Larry Adams. Larry grew up in the USA but has lived
in Brisbane, Australia since 1991. He has taught at private language schools in
Hawaii and Japan. He has also taught at University level in Australia and is currently
teaching at a private language school in Brisbane. Larry has taught all kinds
of English courses including a number of Academic English courses such as Study
Skills, Preparation for TOEFL and Preparation for TOEIC, but it's General English
courses that he really enjoys teaching.
"I like communicative activities
and Instant Lessons are a nice complement to core text books because they have
a lot of fun communicative activities, as well as good reading-skills activities,
that make reading exciting rather than laborious."
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this week's new resources:
Upper-Intermediate Instant Workbook
- Donor Debate
What do you think - should the organ trade be legal?
Skills: Letter writing and re-writing an article.
Instant Lesson - International Treaty Against Smoking
More than 190 countries
approved the first international treaty against smoking, including an advertising
ban, aimed at kicking a habit that kills nearly 5 million people a year. (Antismoking,
WHO, complete the headline, scanning, reading carefully, summarizing, relative
clauses, information exchange, debate, complete the drawing.)
Instant Lesson - Atwood's 'Oryx and Crake'
Celebrated Canadian author
Margaret Atwood has released a novel about a deadly virus that wipes out civilization.
'Oryx and Crake' is bound to touch a few nerves in her home country and around
a world still plagued with the fear of SARS. (Science Fiction, the future, SARS,
text organization, true, false or not given, choose the best answer, sequencing,
discussion, words with similar spellings, acronyms, find someone who game - books
and reading.) Warning: Adult themes.
Anna Grammar - Adjectives
Anna talks about English adjectives not having masculine, feminine, singular
Weekly Warmer - Animal Hunt
This Warmer revises vocabulary
and creates lexical sets around 'animals'.
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of the week:
"The reward of suffering is experience." - Harry