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Love is in the
air this month or maybe it isn't!
you a selection of resources on the wedding of Prince William
of Britain and Kate Middleton at the end of April. Your
students can read about the preparations Buckingham Palace and
the British Police are making. (Preparing For
A Royal Wedding - Upper Intermediate Instant
Lesson) and answer the question, "Which
would you rather go to: William and Kate's wedding
ceremony or a recording session of your favorite television
reality show?" A new survey shows many Britons would
probably choose the recording session. Which would you choose?
(I'd rather Watch "X-Factor" - Advanced Instant
And in a situation where love
obviously did not blossom, we look at neighborliness and gun
control in the Elementary Instant Lesson "Kiss Me
or I'll Shoot You" in which a nonagenarian,
spurned by her much younger neighbor, got so angry that she
shot bullets at his house. The man has decided to move out of
his house. '"I just don't need the stress or the hassle,"
he said. "I thought this only happened to younger
For anyone not interested in the
wedding, our new resources also include a new Anna Grammar
worksheet looking at how we use the structure "I'd
rather", a weekly warmer on radiation poisoning and the
next in our series on the Academic wordlist, "Max
Vocab AWL 5 - Faces affect kids' eating" (which
also gives tips on how to get kids to eat their
The English-to-go team
Resources this Month
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Newest resources in the Teachers· Room include:
Kiss Me or I'll Shoot! -
Elementary Instant Lesson
woman shot her at much younger neighbor when he refused to
give her a kiss. Bizarre stories, crime, so and but, gun control, neighbors.
- Meeting and Greeting -
Intermediate Instant Lesson
In business, the
first thing we do when we meet someone is shake hands. But how
do we greet people from other cultures in a business
situation? Business English, matching information, cultural
etiquette, cases studies, word search, role play.
- Preparing For A Royal Wedding -
Upper Intermediate Instant Lesson
staff and British police are both preparing for the wedding of
Prince William to Kate Middleton. This lesson looks at what
they are doing. Royalty, wedding, security issues, catering,
England, wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton.
- I'd rather Watch "X-Factor" -
Advanced Instant Lesson
Elsa Hardcastle used to
love to dress up as a princess and read stories about young
women swept off their feet by a prince charming. Now, the
10-year-old would rather watch a blockbuster episode of
reality TV talent show "X Factor" and meet one of its pop
singer judges than see Kate Middleton become a real-life
princess when she marries Britain's Prince William. (Royalty,
fame, X Factor, would rather.)
- Disasters -
Radiation Poisoning - Weekly Warmer
encourages communication between students using speaking,
listening and reading skills.
Vocab AWL 5 - Faces affect kids' eating - Max Vocab Worksheet
A vocabulary worksheet suggesting that if you
want your kids to eat their broccoli, you might try smiling
when you eat your own veggies.
- Meeting and
Greeting - Instant Workbook
Listen to someone
discussing meeting people in Britain and read two articles
about meeting people from other cultures and about first
impressions when meeting someone at a job interview.
Anna Grammar Worksheet - Would Rather - An Upper
Intermediate Anna Grammar Worksheet
"I would rather / I'd rather", its forms, uses and
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|Happy Easter! |
To all our teachers
getting a well-deserved break next week, we hope you enjoy it
and NEVER regret the chocolate!
|This month's Point of
This month's Point of Interest comes from
the Upper-Intermediate Instant Lesson "
For A Royal Wedding":The kitchen
staff usually create on average 550 meals a
day for the most junior staff to the Queen herself,
with much of the produce sourced from the monarch's estates
Edward Griffiths, the Deputy Master of
the Household who is responsible for hospitality, catering and
housekeeping at the palace, said he had been working on plans
since the couple announced their engagement last November. "
It's a very joyous occasion and preparations are going
very well ," he said.
The palace handles
receptions, lunches, dinners, and parties for some 50,000
people a year and Griffiths said the 60 staff on duty on April
29 would be well-drilled in their duties, which would range
from serving food to opening car doors.
receptions, people will be given a drink and served food (from
trays) from the moment they arrive and at the reception we
will serve champagne, wine and soft drinks."
the guests -- royalty, family, friends and dignitaries -- tuck
into the food and drink, they will be able to enjoy the
surroundings of one of the most opulent buildings in the
world, said Jennifer Scott, assistant curator of paintings at
the Royal Collection.
"The 19 state
rooms, which are used during state functions, drip with opulence.
They really are intended to make people think 'wow, this is
an incredible palace'," she said.
The focus of
the reception will be in the palace's picture gallery where
the wedding cake is likely to be on display surrounded by
paintings by the likes of Canaletto, Rembrandt and Rubens
which the monarchy has collected over centuries.