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Lessons - Chinese New Year
In 2004 Chinese New Year's Day is on
January 22. The new year is the Year of the Monkey. In honor of Chinese New Year,
here are some lessons featuring China and things Chinese.
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Tip: Computer Phobia
computer phobic. How can I introduce computers in class?"
Just follow these tips:
Capable students conduct workshops,
teaching each other.
Students write about using computers to learn English,
swap ideas, then do it.
Team teach with a knowledgeable
colleague or student to start.
Here are this week's new
Advanced Instant Workbook - Corking
Row over Sour Grapes
Corks or screwcaps? Some wine feel drinkers feel caps
are not socially acceptable.
Skills: Rewriting an article, finding extra words
and matching vocabulary.
Elementary Instant Lesson - Expensive Hotels
new Mandarin Oriental hotel has a suite that costs US$12,595 a night - the most
expensive hotel room in New York. (Hotels, predicting, gap fill, comprehension,
multiple choice, true or false, discussion, agreement: has or have, numbers -
dollars and cents.)
Upper-Intermediate Instant Lesson - Traditional
Some Chinese remedies such as bird's nest, sheep placenta
and caterpillar fungus may be a bit too exotic for the uninitiated but many traditional
remedies are gaining popularity among Western consumers who seek natural ways
to beat stress and boost their health. (Traditional Chinese medicine, predicting
from the headline, finding information, completing a table, true, false and not
given, finding grammatical errors, jigsaw reading, expressions with 'put'.)
Grammar - Using "of" and "from" correctly
am a teacher from Austria, and many my students (intermediate and above) have
got problems using "of" and "from" correctly - both of them
are "von" in German."
Weekly Warmer - Conversational
This warmer is a lower level version of the Comparison Line Weekly
Warmer. Students enjoy it because it requires quick and lively communication.
It works best with a group of 15 or more students.
here to access this week's new resources.
of the week:
"Never give a sword to a man who can't dance."