A great new week has started, bringing us closer to Christmas and a well-deserved vacation. Here’s a bunch of ideas coming straight at you.
Reading: What would it be like to live in the world’s friendliest cities? Which ones are they, come to that? Have a peek at the BBC Travel article and find out.
Vocabulary: present some words related to city lifestyle.
Drawing: pick up your pencils, and hone your drawing as well as listening skills with Steve Harpster’s T-Rex.
Video: can you think of anything more Christmassy that a gingerbread house? I can’t. Enjoy.
Training: call me obsessive (that’s all right, I AM obsessive) but what with Xmas and everything, I was thinking of staging a workshop on festive web design. Take a peek and sign up.
CDs of the week.
A. We are now well past the beginning of the year, so why not try some activities guaranteed to develop your students’ active vocabulary? Mind you, this has always been a thorny area. You are well acquainted with this situation of the grammar-perfect class who cannot express themselves due to lack of lexis. The LEXISFLEX series will change that. 11 levels (pre-school to C2), 1,700 words, 410 exercises, 126 thematic groups, more than 20 different types of activities will work wonders with your classes, maintaining their interest and motivating them with a great variety of tasks. I’ve seen it in practice and I can’t help marvelling at how the tasks activate my students’ productive skills.
B. Looking for Xmas gift ideas? The Christmas Spirit CD-ROMs, ranging from nursery to B1 level, contain 10 Xmas carols and songs along with their lyrics for the kids to sing along, as well as 20 revision exercises that will help you assess your students’ performance in a festive context. €3 per level, €20 for all eight of them. Check out our special offers, too!
Educate, entertain, enjoy, innovate, share and never, ever, cease being awesome.