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BBC | British Council teaching English newsletter 03 October 05

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  • Nik Peachey
    Hope you find something useful here. Hello and welcome to the newsletter from the BBC | British Council site, teaching English. Here is information about the
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      Hope you find something useful here.

      Hello and welcome to the newsletter from the BBC | British Council site,
      teaching English.

      Here is information about the latest updates to the site

      THINK
      This week's Think article focuses on presentation skills for our students.

      "Presentations are a great way to have students practise different language
      areas (vocabulary, grammar, discourse and phonology) and skills (speaking,
      reading, writing and listening). They also build confidence and presenting
      is a skill that most people will need in the world of work. I find that
      students who are good presenters are better communicators all round, since
      they are able to structure and express their ideas clearly."

      http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/think/speak/presenting.shtml

      TRY
      This week's Try is a complete lesson plan with materials based around TV
      viewing habits.

      "In this lesson the students will look at the television viewing habits of
      young people in the UK and compare them to the habits of young people in
      their own country. They will begin by making television posters, then they
      will do a split reading activity in pairs. The text is about television
      habits in the UK. They will complete a questionnaire about their own viewing
      habits and discuss how their habits are different from those of young people
      in the UK. There is an optional role playing activity where students have to
      agree on what to watch on television."

      http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/try/plans/tv/tv.shtml


      DOWNLOAD
      This week's quiz to download has six multiple-choice questions on
      prepositional phrases for pre-intermediate students.

      http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/download/quizzes.shtml#latest


      LESSON PLANS
      BBC Learning English produces lesson plans to accompany their news stories.
      You can find the most recent ones at the following address:

      http://bbclearningenglish.com/teachingenglish/index.shtml#plans

      This week's lesson plan is based around the story: Scientists find giant
      squid

      There is also a series of lesson plans based on short talks by Professor
      David Crystal on new words and expressions that have come in to the English
      language in recent years. Each unit comes with downloadable transcripts,
      audio and lesson plan. The series is called Keep your English up to date.
      There will be 26 talks in total. The latest topic is: Toy boy

      http://bbclearningenglish.com/radio/specials/1728_uptodate

      To be kept up to date via RSS add this link to your reader:
      http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/rss.xml

      Best wishes

      Teaching English team
      teachingenglish@...
      www.teachingenglish.org.uk
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