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October 2019 - Year 21 - Issue 5

ISSN 1755-9715

To the Editor

Letter 1 

Dear Promoters of Universal Welfare

Good Morning

WHY NOT WE share and promote U.N. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE  2019 theme - “CLIMATE ACTION FOR PEACE” -#PeaceDay and #ClimateAction. Please view the pleasant  #PoeticVideoMessage  @

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Letter 2 

Hi Hania

Hope you're all well and had a great summer up on the hill. My new book has just come out and was wondering if it's possible to spread the word via your mailing lists. The link is:

Putting the Human Centre Stage | Pavilion Publishing

Description. New from Mark Almond, Putting the Human Centre Stage addresses the hidden skills within a teacher’s repertoire. It focuses on a teacher’s interpersonal skills, classroom presence, classroom atmosphere and group dynamics, teacher’s voice, non-verbal communication, the general affective aspects of teaching, motivation, rapport, teacher’s energy and motivation, improvisation ...

Mark Almond

Senior Lecturer

Department of English and Language Studies

Christ Church University




Tel: +44 (0)1227 782308

My webpage:


Letter 3 

Hi Hania,

I hope this email finds you well. My name is Ellen and I'm the Community Manager over at Tutorfair. Tutorfair is an online tutoring service which connects students with local tutors in their area. We're an organisation completely committed to education, so much so that we've set up our own foundation which helps fund tutoring for children in challenging schools. (…)

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best wishes,
Ellen Morris | Community Manager


Letter 4 


I love it when I get sidetracked by a language point that crops up when I'm writing. Today, I spent a very happy half-hour investigating 'reversible' compound nouns. I started off from 'company car' - 'car company' and came up with the ones below. Can you think of any others?

Interestingly, there doesn't always seem to be a fixed order when it comes to 'waste' - you can say 'food waste' and 'waste food, 'plastic waste' and 'waste plastic'. There may be subtle differences in meaning, but I think they can be pretty interchangeable.


I know there are millions of them. I often use this one, and generate as many emojis as fit the lesson. The students are supposed to categorise the emojis using words they represent in any way they see fit, or combine words behind 3-4 emojis to write a sentence. Usually works.



Shared by Marta Rosińska


Letter 5 

Blog: Ten things to do in class after the holidays

"It is not uncommon for teachers to be asking students questions like ‘What did you do during the holidays?’... But questions like that can sometimes fall flat on their faces. Less-motivated students might offer one-word answers... students from less privileged backgrounds might feel uncomfortable about their lacklustre versions of the holidays, or you might just be the third teacher that day asking that same question."

Are you stuck for ideas to help you break the ice and motivate your students on the first day of term? Chia Suan Chong brings you ten activities to help you get back into the swing of things on your return from the holidays.

Read this blogpost


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