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English Express
Teaching Notes—January 2010
Please photocopy these notes.
These TeachingNotes accompanythe January 2010issue of
Answers for exercises
Subscriptions—contact Corinna Ruhl
E-mail: subscriptions
englishexpress.caPhone: Edmonton 780-440-3722Outside Edmonton 1-877-440-3722
Mail: English ExpressBox 38028 RPO CapilanoEdmonton AB T6A 3Y6Fax: 780-468-3119
Content—contact Bev Burke
E-mail: editor
englishexpress.caPhone: Edmonton 780-440-9833Outside Edmonton 1-877-440-9822
Telephones—then and now (TN-2)
2010 Olympic Winter Games
Talk about the six Olympic sports on
Brainstorm the names of the other 9 sports.The exercise on
has the names of all 15sports plus pictograms for each sport. Whichsports do the students plan to watch on TV?
During the Olympics, studentscan report on the results and keeptrack of the medal count.
1 . They send text messages.They make calls.They take photos.They use the Internet.They listen to music.2 . Turn off your cell phone in class.Don’t use a cell phonewhile you are driving.3 . Talk to you later.4 . I’ll be home late.5 . About 92 million6 . In 19867 . They were large and heavy.8 . Two9 . Yes10 . In the 1930s11 . They are small and light.
Talk about the photos. Compare phones,equipment, hairstyles and clothing. Howhave phones changed since 1884?
Discuss the question of the month on
Talk about how to recycle cell phones.Go to
for locations.
Field trip:
In Edmonton, students can visitthe Telephone Historical Centre. Info at:
f i r s t r e l a x e dt f c o i r d p s t o pa g h a m w o m a n d gl k a s m h s m f r i yp r r e i p n q i g f rh l a n g u a g e s f oa h c i r s p p l y i bb o t o a t s a d i c oe m e r n o k o s x u tt e r s t r a n g e l te v a c s y w z y i t og r a c e f u l e l o m
What is inside the pouch? (TN-2)
Possible answers:
baby kangaroo, bat, car,ball, pinwheel, racket, sock, stuffed toy,yo-yo
Mellisa is an athlete (TN-4)
1 . years 2. ranch 3. ride 4. Calgary5 . sport 6. down 7. medal 8. hopes
 January 27 is Family Literacy Day
Look up events in your area at:
Parents and kids can listen to RobertMunsch read stories at:
Page TN-2 • Teaching Notes for English Express • January 2010
Telephones—then and now Possi
Answers on page TN-1
 Art: Guy Parsons
What is inside the pouch? Possi
Possible answers on page TN-1
Look at the cartoon on page 4 of
English Express
.What is inside the kangaroo’s pouch?Write down four things that you see.
 _____________________________ __________________________________________________________ _____________________________
Cut up the questions andanswers. Then match thequestions and answers.Some questions havemore than one answer.
In the 1930sThey send text messages.Turn off your cell phone in class.Talk to you later. YesThey make calls.TwoThey take photos.I’ll be home late.They are small and light.They use the Internet. About 92 millionDon’t use a cell phonewhile you are driving.In 1986They listen to music.They were large and heavy.1. What do people do with cell phones?2. What are some cell phone tips?3. What does TTYL mean?4. What does BHL8 mean?7. What were early cell phones like?9. Are cell phones popular today?5. How many text messages doCanadians send every day?6. When did people in Alberta startto use portable cell phones?8. How many telephones were therein Alberta in 1884?10 . When did people in Alberta beginto make calls across the country?11 . What are cell phones like today?
 Art—Phones ©iStockphoto.com/ARTPUPPY 
 January 2010 • Teaching Notes for English Express • Page TN-3
2010 Olympic Winter Games l
Answers below
1 . alpine skiing 2 . biathlon3 . bobsleigh4 . cross-country skiing 5 . curling 6 . figure skating 7 . freestyle skiing 8 . ice hockey9 . luge 10 . Nordic combined 11 . short trackspeed skating  12 . skeleton13 . ski jumping  14 . snowboard 15 . speed skating 
  1 .  k  2 .  c  3 . l  4 .  e  5 .  g  6 . j  7 .  n  8 .   b  9 . i  1  0 .   o  1  1 .   m  1  2 .  d  1  3 .  h  1  4 .  f  1  5 .  a
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 You can watch 15 sports at the Games in B.C.Match the name of the sport to the correct picture.

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