This is probably the first week of lessons for most of us. A few of us are facing a bunch of students armed with new books, a fixed timetable and raring to go. Some others are at the sorry-miss-I-haven’t-got-my-books-yet stage so we are confronted with the even greater challenge of keeping them busy, based on our own resources. So, here are some ideas.
Reading: you can help your kids develop this skill at an early age and save yourselves a world of trouble later. Howard Wigglebottom, the naughty rabbit, may help you. Ideal for an integrated skills lesson, too!
Grammar: do they remember their comparisons?
Vocabulary: B and C classes may come across their first phrasal verbs this year. Give them a taste here.
Drawing: artistic activities for 4+! Create your own still-life pics!
Training: your unique chance to become a web-designer beckons! Attend this seminar and become the master (or at least the confident administrator) of an increasingly connected world.
CDs of the week.
A. How did your students fare English-wise during their vacation? They probably need some revision. We might need to deal with possible weaknesses and plan some remedial sessions. Here’s the perfect tool: The Welcome Back series, richer in content and variety than any coursebook revision unit. It comes in nine levels and you can download its syllabus from my site. €4 per level, €30 for the whole series, €25 for the “9 in 1” CD.
B. Brand new! Irregular verbs for B and C senior. One of its kind. €15 per level, €25 for both.
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