Dear Marina and
Thanks a lot for SHARE No 8 ( though I'm still waiting for No 7). I'm sending
you what I feel is a good message for a minute of reflection from a
card I found while spring-cleaning my room (I KNOW it´s summer
it in a gift shop last May in Boston. I hope you and our fellow-SHARERS
like it as much as I liked it :
Don't ever try
to understand everything-
will just never make sense.
Don't ever be
reluctant to show your feelings-
happy, give into it!
not, live with it.
Don't ever be
afraid to try to make things better-
you might be
surprised at the results.
Don't ever take
the weight of the world
Don't ever be
threatened by the future-
take life one
day at a time.
Don't ever feel
guilty about the past-
what's done is
done. Learn from any mistakes
you might have
Don't ever feel
that you are alone...
there is always
somebody there for you
to reach out
forget that you can achieve
so many of the
things you can imagine-
It's not as hard as it seems.
Don't ever stop
Don't ever stop
Don't ever stop dreaming your dreams.
Thank you for your contribution , Andre. And don´t you ever stop being the
enourmous human being you are !
(5) MAIL FROM URUGUAY
Our friend Gabriel Diaz Maggioli, email@example.com
, one of the most renowned
ELT specialists in Uruguay, wrote to us with a very pleasant
surprise, he will be a plenarist at the PRIMERAS JORNADAS INTERNACIONALES PARA
PROFESORES DE INGLES DEL NOROESTE ARGENTINO organized by the Instituto de Enseñanza Superior "Lola Mora" to
be held June 16th, 17th and 18th 2000 in the city of San
Miguel de Tucumán
He also sent us these delicious ANSWERING MACHINE JOKES :
These are actual answering machine greetings recorded and verified by
world famous international IAMA (Institute of Answering Machine
1. A is for academics, B is for beer. One of those reasons is
not here. So leave a message.
2.- Hi. This is John : If you are the phone company, I already sent
money. If you are my parents, please send money. If you are
aid institution, you didn't lend me enough money. If
you are my friends,
you owe me money. If you are a female, don't worry
I have plenty of
3. Hi, I'm not home right now but my answering machine is, so you
talk to it instead. Wait for the beep.
4. Hello. I am David's answering machine. What are
5. (From Japanese friend): He-lo! This is Sa-to, If you leave
call you soon. If you leave "sexy" message I call
6. Hi. John's answering machine is broken. This is the
Please speak very slowly, and I'll stick your message to myself
of these magnets.
7. Hello, you are talking to a machine. I am capable of
messages. My owners do not need a new credit card , or a hot
tub, and their
carpets are clean. They give to charity through their office
and do not
need their picture taken. If you're still with me, leave
your name and
number and they will get back to you.
8. This is not an
answering machine this is a telepathic thought recording
After the tone, think about your name, your reason for
and a number where I can reach you, and I'll think about
returning your call.
9. Hi. I am probably home. I'm just avoiding someone
I don't like. Leave
me a message, and if I don't call back, it's
10. If you are a burglar, then we're probably home cleaning our
right now and can't come to the phone. Otherwise, we probably
home and it's safe to leave a message.
leave a message. However, you have the right to
Everything you say will be recorded and will be used by
12. Hi. Now you say something.
information about the Congress ? e-mail ( do not leve a
(6) TEACHING TEENAGERS AND POLIMODAL ENGLISH
Here´s the list of my next academic presentations of my workshop on
TEACHING TEENAGERS and the commercial presentations of POLIMODAL
When no contact phone numbers for enrolment are given, please contact
Macmillan Heinemann´s office 011- 4797-9204 extension 101 firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 21st Feb. LA PLATA with E. Cresta
and Susana Garcia Cahuzac
Thursday 24th Feb RIO GALLEGOS 0291-
Friday 25th Feb. BAHIA BLANCA 0291- 4562117 with
Esteban Cresta and Susana Garcia Cahuzac
Saturday 26th Feb MAR DEL PLATA
Tuesday 29th Feb. VILLA MERCEDES, SAN LUIS
Tuesday 29th Feb SAN LUIS, CAPITAL 026352-
Thursday 2nd March BERAZATEGUI
Thursday 2nd March QUILMES
Tuesday 7th March LOBOS
Tuesday 7th March SALADILLO
Thursday 9th March ZARATE 03487-439001
Thursday 9th March SAN NICOLAS 03461- 450164
Saturday 11th March PERGAMINO 02477- 429886
What a nice opportunity to meet and keep on SHARING !
Hope to see you there my dear SHARERS !!
(7) HAVE YOU HUGGED ANYONE THIS WEEK ?
A dear SHARER, Adriana Benvenuto, email@example.com
sent us this beutiful short poem by Shel Silverstein, the author of "The
Giving Tree" , the story that I use in my course on YOUR CLASSROOM PROJECT.
Let´s enjoy it :
I will not play Tug O' War,
I'd rather play Hug O'
Where everyone hugs, instead of tugs,
And everyone giggles and rolls
on the rug.
Where everyone kisses,
and everyone grins;
and everyone wins.
(8) PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AT SBS IN B.A.
Our unmistakable friend
Oriel Villagarcia (don´t tell me you now realize that
Omar Villarreal and Oriel Villagarcia are
two different persons ? ) has posted
this information about SBS´s professional
development programme for the next
few weeks (there´s much more to come,
Oriel says). For enrolment please phone
24 February, 17:30-19:00, SBS
University of London International Exams.
25 February, 17:30-19:00, SBS
Pitman Qualifying Examinations. A
29 February, 9:30-10:30 SBS
Presentation of EXPLORER, A New Option
for EGB 3
29 February, 16:30-17:30, SBS
Flores - same as
29 February, 17:30-19:00, SBS
Secondary School Students, Unwiling to
Learn? A talk by the OUP
1 March, 9:30-12:30, SBS
Multiple Intelligences - Cecilia A. R. de Ricci - Fee: $7
1 March, 17:00- 20:00, SBS
Idioms at Work - Patricia Salvador and staff - Fee:$5
2 March, 17:00-20:00, SBS
Humour in English - P.Stapley, Dennis Dunn and Oriel
Villagarcia - Fee:$7
3 March, 9:00-12:30, SBS
A Delight in Words : Vocabulary at the
advanced level- P. Stapley, Susan
Hillyard and Oriel Villagarcía -
3 March, SBS Flores,
Forum Session: Using learner's
interests to teach language - Silvia Rinsky
3 March, SBS Flores,
It´s in your thoughts : An Introduction
to Vulgar English
Pierre Stapley and Oriel
Villagarcía . Fee: $5
(9) NEWS FROM SANTIAGO DEL
Our friends from ASICANA , Asociación
Santiagueña de Intercambio Cultural
Argentino Norteamercano, have written to
us to inform us and all our SHARERS of their new electronic address : firstname.lastname@example.org
Let´s keep in touch !
(10) OUP WORKSHOPS AND
Oxford University Press announces a
series of workshops and presentations of
interest for the teacher of
English. Unless otherwise stated please phone OUP
office 011- 4312-5012 to enrol :
Tuesday 22nd Feb. Flores. Brainwaves :
Tuesday 22nd Feb Bahía Blanca. New
options for Polimodal 0291-4553691
Tuesday 22nd Feb. Pilar .ldeas and
Resources for EGB .
Wednesday 23rd Feb. Martinez. New Routes to FCE .
Wednesday 23rd Feb. La Plata . New options for Polimodal.
Thursday 24th Feb. Flores . New Options for Polimodal
Thursday 24th Feb. Almagro. A Feast of Oxford Books
Feb. San Juan
. New Options for Polimodal . 0264-4201366
Lanús. Ideas and Resources for EGB
Monday 28th Feb . San Miguel . New
Options for Polimodal.
Tuesday 29th Feb. Villa Urquiza A Feast
of Oxford Books
Tuesday 29th Feb. Ramos Mejia. Toddling
Tuesday 29th Feb. Monte Grande. New Options
for Polimodal 4243- 1972
In our next issue we will list the March
events of OUP´s extensive programme.
(11) PEARSON AUTHORS HIT THE ROAD
Pearson Education has sent us information
of their author tours for the period
Februrary-March 2000. Let´s start
with local talent :
Prof. Daniel Fernandez, consultor de la
serie LONGMAN FOR POLIMODAL,
will be lecturing on "Methodology for
Polimodal" in the following locations and
on the following dates :
Monday 21st Feb. San Isidro
Wednesday 23rd Feb. Córdoba 03543-420387 .
Thursday 24th Feb. Tucumán
0381-4222063 / 4212039 / 4217600
4228822 / 4321956 / 425-1920
Tuesday 29th Feb. Rosario 0341-4400417 / 4259352 / 4485378 /
Tuesday 7th March Mendoza 0261- 4201266 /
Mario Herrera, author of BALLOONS and
PARADE, will be visiting Argentina for a week. During that time he
will give a number of presentations on the
"Teaching of English to Young
Learners the Integral Way" . These are the cities
he will visit :
Monday 21st Feb. Capital.
Tuesday 22nd Feb Mendoza. same contact phones as above
Wednesday 23rd Feb. Córdoba. same
contact phones as above
Thursday 24th Feb. Rosario
. same contact phones as above
Feb. Mar del Plata . 0223-4959524 / 4862269
Saturday 26th Feb. San
More information ? Phone PEARSON
(12) MACMILLAN HEINEMANN TEACHING
Macmillan Heinemann ´s authors and ELT
specialists will be conducting a number of workshops and presentations in
different cities of the Provinces of Buenos Aires and Santa Fé within the
framework of a very promising TEACHING TRAINING PROGRAMME for the year 2000
Tuesday 22nd Feb. Lomas de
Saturday 26th Feb. San Miguel . Presentations of SHINE,
Monday 28th Feb. Tigre / Pilar Teaching in EGB 3
Tuesday 29th Feb Flores. Teaching in EGB 3
Tuesday 29th Feb Belgrano. Teaching in EGB 3
Tuesday 29th Feb Ramos Mejia. Teaching Children
Thursday 2nd March Mar del Plata Presentation of SMILE,PLEASE
Friday 3rd March Santa Fé Presentation of SMILE,PLEASE
contact phone : 0342-
Friday 3rd March Rosario Presentation of SMILE,PLEASE and
contact phone : 0341- 4498906
For enrolment , please phone
Macmillan Heinemann´s office 011- 4797-9204 extension 101 email@example.com or the
contact numbers given next to
each date and location.
WOW!!! This has probably been our longest SHARE so far AND NOW THAT WE ARE MORE THAN 900 SHARERS we
have to work double hard ... but it´s so nice to write for you all and to know that you enjoy our
page. We are happy to do it