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The Book of Days Teacher's Book: A Resource Book of Activities for Special Days in the Year

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The Book of Days is a resource book of skills material based around particular days of the year. The material is intended to provide a diversion from the main course book by offering innovative listening, reading and discussion texts designed primarily to stimulate conversation and at the same time inform learners of the origins and customs of world festival days. The Book of Days is aimed primarily at adults and young adults at intermediate to upper-intermediate level but could...
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Overview

The Book of Days is a resource book of skills material based around particular days of the year. The material is intended to provide a diversion from the main course book by offering innovative listening, reading and discussion texts designed primarily to stimulate conversation and at the same time inform learners of the origins and customs of world festival days. The Book of Days is aimed primarily at adults and young adults at intermediate to upper-intermediate level but could also be adapted for use with other levels. It contains
• innovative supplementary material about world festival days
• detailed teacher's notes offering suggestions for exploiting the material in a variety of ways
• authentic reading and listening texts providing teachers with first-hand accounts of world festival days.
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'For language learners who spend their school lives engrossed in their own culture … this will serve as an extremely useful introductory insight into the lives and customs of people from distinctly different lands. This book is filled with fascinating facts and will provoke readers to indulge themselves in many units. Modern English Teacher, Jan. 2001
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521626125
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1999
  • Series: Cambridge Copy Collection Series
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 11.73 (w) x 8.86 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Teacher's introduction; 1 New Year's Day; 2 Martin Luther King Junior's birthday; 3 Valentine's day; 4 Carnival; 5 Fasting; 6 Women's day; 7 Mother's day; 8 Easter; 9 April fool's day; 10 May 1; 11 Buddha's birthday; 12 Children's day; 13 Father's day; 14 Summer solstice; 15 Independence day; 16 Doyle; 17 Reunification day; 18 Teacher's day;' 19 Columbus day; 20 United nation's day; 21 Halloween; 22 Day of the dead; 23 Guy Focus night; 24 Remembrance day; 25 Thanksgiving; 26 Winter solstice; 27 Christmas; 28 Birthdays; 29 Wedding days; 30 Days of the week; Poems and songs; Special vocabulary list; Bibliography.
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