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Sandwiches, Falls And Rom Coms
If you've ever wondered whether leaving a sandwich in your parked car is a good idea, then our newest Elementary lesson will make you think, especially if you teach in bear country ('An Expensive Sandwich'). And if you've uneasily wondered whether watching romantic comedy movies might be a bad habit, our Upper Intermediate Instant Lesson will confirm your fears ('Effects of Rom Coms?').

We also have a Pre-Intermediate lesson focusing on the amazing survival stories of people who have fallen from great heights and survived ('Lucky to be Alive'), and a new Intermediate lesson detailing the frustrations of having to prove to bureaucracy that you are in fact alive ('Alive or Dead?').

We look at the problems facing Chinese bureaucrats trying to urbanize the interior of the country in our newest Advanced Instant Lesson ('China's Development Juggernaut'), we launch the first of our vocabulary worksheets based on the Academic Word List ( 'Acad Word List 1') and if you're wondering what to do in August we feature the latest in wacky festivals.

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Newest resources in the Teachers' Room include:

 - An Expensive Sandwich - Elementary Instant Lesson
A bear crashed a car after opening the door of a car and getting stuck.   Bears, dangerous animals, bizarre events, conducting an interview, irregular past tense verbs, word search puzzle.

- Lucky to be Alive - Pre-Intermediate Instant Lesson
A 15-year-old New Zealand boy survived with minor injuries after falling 16-stories from the balcony of his family's apartment onto a concrete floor and a policeman saved the life of a baby boy by breaking the toddler's fall from the third floor of an apartment building.
Amazing stories of surviving falls from great heights. Telling/writing stories, survival, Past Simple and Past Continuous.

- Alive or Dead? - Intermediate Instant Lesson
An Austrian woman has had to convince her electricity supplier that she is alive after the company wrote to her asking for information about her contract following her "passing away." Clerical errors and bureaucracy, sequencing, adding extra information to sentences.

- Effects of Rom Coms? - Upper Intermediate Instant Lesson
Romantic comedies might provide 90 minutes of light-hearted fun but the happy-ever-after movies are also impacting people's real love lives. Romantic comedies, differences between men and women, movie genres, contrast markers.

- China's Development Juggernaut - Advanced Instant Lesson
China has put big money down on a momentous gamble: rush to build new cities in its poor interior, then wait for people to come and help drive the economy to a new stage of growth. China, government, development, migration.

- Adverbs - An Anna Grammar Worksheet      
Adverbs are words that modify or talk about verbs. Adverbs often tell us when, where, why, or how something happens.

- Famous Cities - Edinburgh - Weekly Warmer  
This warmer is an enjoyable way for students to find out about the city of Edinburgh and the Fringe Festival held every August.

- Acad Word List 1 - Max Vocab Worksheet
The Academic Word List (AWL) is a list of the 3,000 words most often used in English-language academic writing.

- Weird World Championships - Instant Workbook
Read about bizare world championships in Finland and other odd world competitions.

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Featured Lessons
Want resources on wacky festivals held in August? Featured Resources include: - Tomatina Festival - Intermediate Instant Lesson: Every year thousands of people pelt each other with 100s of tons of ripe tomatoes in the normally quiet Spanish town of Bunol. See you there !!!! Spain, tomatoes, festivals, third conditional.
Mobile Phone Throwing World Championship - Pre-Intermediate Instant Lesson: Anyone wanting to throw away their mobile phone can do it in style and may even win a medal - at the Mobile Phone Throwing World Championship in Finland. Mobile phones, playing games, Finland, speed reading.

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Couch Kids - Intermediate Instant Lesson
American children aren't the only couch potatoes with nearly one third of children globally spending three hours a day or more watching TV or on computers, according to a study of over 70,000 teens. From Argentina to Zambia, researchers found most children aren't getting enough exercise and it made no difference if they lived in a rich or a poor country.

This Month's Point of Interest

This month's Point of Interest comes from the Upper-Intermediate Instant Lesson "Effects of Rom Coms?":

'Romantic comedies might provide 90 minutes of light-hearted fun but the happy-ever-after movies are also impacting people's real love lives, according to an Australian survey.
A poll of 1,000 Australians found almost half said rom-coms with their inevitable happy endings have ruined their view of an ideal relationship.
One in four Australians said they were now expected to know what their partner was thinking while one in five respondents said it made their partners expect gifts and flowers 'just because'.
"It seems our love of rom-coms is turning us into a nation of "happy-ever-after addicts."
Yet the warm and fuzzy feeling they provide can adversely influence our view of real relationships," said Australian relationship counselor, Gabrielle Morrissey.
"Real relationships take work and true love requires more than fireworks."'
Thomson Reuters 2010

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