We are very happy : The list keeps
growing ....We are about
500 now. We got an enormous amount of mail too and wanted to
share some of this with you
Number One (does order in a sequence
always have to imply merit ? In passing
I hate being listed in Alphabetical oder
: V -illarreal . You never get a Mr
Xilophone ! This is from Hebe a teacher
at the Centro Cultural Paraguayo Americano in Asunción, Paraguay
Dear Omar and Marina,
MESSAGES ARE ALWAYS SO NICE!!
THEY COME IN THE RIGHT MOMENT WHEN I FEEL
KIND OF BLUE...
THEY CHEER ME UP, SORRY, I MEAN: YOU CHEER ME UP!!,
Here´s Number 2 from an old friend from
Trelew, Dick Duprat, the author of "Welsh Settlement in Patagonia" (1996) :
Dear Omar and
Thanks for your messages. I do
appreciate your good will in sending them to me, humble insect of the Patagonian
I am planning a trip to BA for next Jan or Feb and
then I would like to share a good cup of some Scottish liquid with you
to you all.
BY THE WAY, "Do you want to
learn some words of Welsh ? Here are just a few :
Croeso (croy-so) = welcome
Tre (treh) = town
Trelew (treh-lay-oo) = town of
Ffacs (faks) = fax
e-bost (ay-bawst) = e-mail
Rhyngrhwyd (rhahng-roo-eed) Internet "
Where did I get this from ? Well , it´s
all in my book POLIMODAL ENGLISH 3 which has just been published by
MACMILLAN HEINEMANN . A book that
and your students cannot afford to miss
Now seriously, let´s go on with the
Here´s Number Three from a beloved
teacher ... and a most saintly one. Maria Isabel is a lecturer in Phonology II and Head of the Phonology
Lab at Instituto Nacional Superior del
Profesorado Técnico de la UTN and
certainly a teacher we all love . This is what she writes:
Hi!!!! Thanks a lot for
sending me share 4.
Since this page is to be
shared, I would like to share with you part of a message that was sent by Lorena
"Atesora cada momento que
vivas y atesóralo más si lo compartiste con alguien especial, lo suficientemente
especial como para dedicarle tu tiempo y recuerda que el tiempo no espera por
Ayer es historia. Mañana es misterio. Por eso es que
se le llama el presente!!!
El tiempo no espera para ninguno. Atesora cada
momento que tengas.
I thought it was worth
reflecting on it and thought you might think so too.
Best wishes to you and Marina. (Kids are
María Isabel Santa
Here´s Number Four from a former lecturer
at Universities of Mar del
Plata and del Comahue who
is now running her own LINK EDUCATIONAL
Dear Marina and
I'd like to congratulate
you for SHARE and wish you lots of luck in your endeavours.Today I received the
Nov 99 copy and I'd like to "SHARE" some thoughts with you :
Renewing yourself every day is more than a step. It is a philosophy - an outlook
on life. It is reminding yourself each day that you are alive and that there is
so much you want to accomplish in your life. It confirms what is truly important
With this in
mind, I'd appreciate if you helped me fowarding my e-mail address to those Teachers of English and
Students at TTC who might be interested in :
a DISCUSSION GROUP to exchange ideas about at national and international
* Receiving info about INTENSIVE ELT Courses
for Teachers in USA, Europe, Australia & New
Mrs Cantiello, with whom
I'm in permanent contact, co-author of the methodology classic, "Natural
Communication Methodology - An Update ..." (with Haydee Fabricant) also
sends you her best
Thanks in advance and...keep it up!!
Diana M. Englebert
Here´s Number Five from Bethina Viale, a
lecturer in Taller Integrador, Phonetics II and British History at a College of Education in Rosario :
Dear Omar and
I've received your e-mails and I'm so
happy about the idea of sharing.
A few years ago, I "invented" what I call
"Sharing Day". The idea is simple: once a week a student brings something
in English ( originally they were my
First Certificate students) to share with
the rest of the class.
Of course, he/she is the one who is in
charge of how to develop the activity__ and I certainly enjoy these 10 or
15 minutes. You can't imagine the wide variety of things they've come up with
during all these years; from songs to poems to games to videos,
As a matter of fact, I've also included
Sharing Day in my "Profesorado" subjects
Here's just a sample, I do
hope you enjoy it.
It' s wondrous what a hug can do
A hug can cheer you when you're
A hug can say, I love you so
Or, "Gee! I hate to see you go
A hug is, Welcome back again! "
And, "Great to see you! "Or
"Where have you been?"
A hug can soothe a small child's
And bring a rainbow after rain
The hug! There's just no doubt about
We scarcely could live without
A hug delights and warms and
It must be why God gave us arms.
Hugs are great for fathers and
Sweet for sisters, swell for
And chances are some favourite
Love them more than potted
Kittens crave them. Puppies love
Heads of State are not above
A hug can break the language
And make the dullest day seem merrier
No need to fret you about the store of
The more you give
The more there are of 'em
So stretch those arms without delay
And give someone a hug
posted by Bethina Viale
WOW !! We are over with mails
today. Believe us : we really enjoy reading it . We look forward to receiving
And now before we say goodbye...a small
surprise for you.
A song for teacher´s private consumption,
we believe, although you could also use it with older students who can activate their analysis and evaluation
skills to the full.
Typical questions from the students
What is La Vida Loca ? Drugs ? What
or Who is "she" ? A kind of drug ?
Oh dear, Oh dear this
boy really enjoys toying with
Ricky Martin - Livin La Vida Loca
She's into superstitions
Black cats and voodoo
I feel a premonition
That girl's gonna make me
She's into new sensations
New kids in the candle
She's got a new
For every day and
She'll make you take your clothes
And go dancing in the
She'll make you live the crazy
Oh, she´ll take away your pain
Like a bullet to your
She's living la Vida
She'll push and pull you
living la Vida
Her lips are devil
And her skin is the colour
She will wear you
living la Vida
Living la vida
Welcome to New York
In a funky cheap hotel
She took my heart and she took my
She must´ve slipped me a sleeping
She never drinks the water
makes you order French
And once you had a taste of
You'll never be the
and she'll make you go
(c) This song
is protected by
But, you , our dear ELT labourer
you can indulge in a healthy "vida loca" if only for this weekend.
A HAPPY WEEKEND AND A LESS
"LOCA" WEEK TO YOU ALL !!
Omar and Marina
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