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What others are saying......
"Dear Ian, I got the Word Up game last week and have been
playing it in all my classes, it's a truly wonderful teaching tool.
Thanks again, Julia"
=======WORD UP ESL Board Game========
If you own Word Up or are thinking about it, check out
these great new ideas!
I purchased the board game Word Up recently, and it has been
so much educational fun.
Thanks.... Helga (Toronto)
"Every experience prepares you for the next one.
You just don't ever know what the next one is going to be."
-- Howard Schultz Chairman, Starbucks
Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is
not original and the part that is original is not good.
I don't care to belong to any organization that accepts me as a
The teacher starts the game by saying a word, such as "Hotel".
Student A: Bed
Student B: Room
Student C: Service
Student D: Food
Student E: Restaurant
Student F: Chinese
As you can see, any association is ok.
If the student can't answer (5 second limit) he or she must stand
up. The last student seated is the winner.
If the association is not obvious, the student is asked to explain
Activities and Games at Dave's ESL Cafe, excellent!!
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Title Teacher's Pet - A free text tool for English teachers
Description Turn any text into an effective classroom exercise.
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ESL Tips: A Guide to Improving Your English, is a new book that
will help you improve your English. The book has great advice on
how to improve English skills in speaking, writing, pronunciation,
listening, vocabulary, verb tenses, TOEIC and TOEFL. There is
nothing else like the book in the ESL market that is so useful
and practical. ESL Tips is written by an English teacher who has
taught English in North America, Europe and Asia. The advice
and tips in the book are excellent because the book answers the
many questions students have about how to improve English in
specific areas. It is easy read and understand, and includes
cultural tips as well as useful websites. The book can be bought
at a low price in paperback ($10) or as an online book ($7.50).
To see some sample tips and ordering information, the website
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"Atoms for peace. Man is still the greatest miracle and
the greatest problem on this earth."
--David Sarnoff (1891-1971)
Russian-US inventor. First message sent with atomic-powered
electricity Jan 1954
"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one the
heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' (I've found it!), but
"Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but
wish we didn't."
==============NEW ESL BOARD GAME=========
'Word Up' is a quiz-style board game specifically designed for
learners of English as a second or foreign language!
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"It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You're on your own.
And you know what you know.
And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go....
The real object of education is to have a man
in the condition of continually asking questions.
Teaching English with Songs and Music
Popular songs are very successful for teaching language.
Here are some free song worksheets for you to print out!
"Don't cry about loss--God never takes anything away without
replacing it. Think positive, especially in times of difficulty"
"Whatever he undertook,
he did with his whole soul."
--E.T. Bell writing about Descartes "Men of Mathematics"
"Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) US philosopher, poet,
=====Humor this Month==========
Very Interesting Facts!
1. The first couple to be shown in bed together on
prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
2. Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than
the US Treasury.
3. Men can read smaller print than women can ; women
can hear better.
4. Coca-Cola was originally green.
5. It is impossible to lick your elbow.
6. Q. What American State has the highest percentage
of people who walk to work?
7. The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and
lived in China in 1910.
8. The youngest pope was 11 years old.
9. The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom
10. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents
a great king from history:
Spades - King David
Hearts - Charlemagne
Clubs -Alexander the Great
Diamonds - Julius Caesar
11. If a statue in the park of a person on a horse
has both of the horses front legs in the air the person died in
If the horse has one front leg in the air the person
died as a result of wounds received in battle.
If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the
person died of natural causes.
12. Q. What occurs more often in December than any
13. Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is
the most popular boat name requested?
14. Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
15. Q. There are more collect calls on this day than
any other day of the year?
A. Father's Day
16. Q. What trivia fact about Mel Blanc (voice of
Bugs Bunny) is the most ironic?
A. He was allergic to carrots.
17. Q. What is an activity performed by 40% of all
people at a party?
A. Snoop in your medicine cabinet
18. In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured
on bed frames by
ropes. When you pulled on the ropes the mattress
tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on.
Hence the phrase "Goodnight, sleep tight."
19. It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000
years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father
would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink.
Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was
lunar based, this period was calledthe honey month. We know it
today as the "Honeymoon".
20. In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and
quarts. So in old England, when customers got unruly, the
bartender would yell at them, Mind your own pints and quarts
and settle down". It's where we get the phrase "Mind
your P's and Q's".
21. Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a
whistle baked into the rim or handle of their ceramic cups. When
they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service.
"Wet your whistle" is the phrase inspired by this practice.
22. In Scotland, a new game was invented. It was
entitled Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden....
and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.
23. At least 75% of the people who read this will
try to lick their elbow
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I live in Japan and sending gifts was always a problem.
Gift certificates were an obvious solution as you can have
them posted world wide. Many other merchants don't ship
outside the USA.
With these guys it was as smooth as silk, I love them....
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I've learned not to put things in my mouth that are bad for me.
--Monica Lewinsky (discussing her miraculous Jenny Craig
An expert is a man who doesn't know all the answers, but
is sure that if he is given enough money he can find them."
--Ray Fletcher (1878-1967) US poet, biographer
"An expert is somebody who is more than 50 miles from home,
has no responsibility for implementing the advice he gives, and
-- Edwin Meese (1862-1947) US educator
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