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No. 77 Print Resources (2012年01月10日)

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■ The Treasure Hunt Club No. 77
December 2011 Treasure Hunt
Print Resources
Marcel Van Amelsvoort
Kanagawa Prefectural Institute of Language and Culture

Wow, the year is almost over. To be honest, I can’t say it
has been a great year―the earthquake and tsunami and
radiation have been hard for many, many people. I really
hope that the new year brings better things.

This month I’d like to introduce some print resources. They
are all books that are or were available in print format,
but that you can download for free in pdf format. They are
made available through the kindness of their authors and
that is one reason they are special. The other reason is
that they are just really good resources. So please take a
look, download what you like, and leave a thank-you message
if you can.

The first are two wonderful volumes made available via David
Deubelbeiss’s excellent EFL Classroom 2.0 site. Recently he
has begun to make available two books that I think you might
be interested in. Over the last few years, he put together a
large group of very interesting and attractive activities in
a textbook/teacher’s resource he called We Teach We Learn.
It is a remarkable collection of high quality activities
that I’m pretty sure you’ll start using with your learners
pretty soon (especially if you teach at high school). Get it
here (http://community.eflclassroom.com/page/teach-learn ).
David welcomes comments, Facebook likes, and memberships to
his site.

Another book that is available through the site is
Conversation Gambits. Some people might remember the name.
It is a book by Eric Keller and Sylvia Warner and I’ve been
using it for years. It basically lists lexical stems and
chunks for different conversation functions. Get it at

Next are lots of resources made available thanks to Jack
Richards and Cambridge University Press at their Teacher
Support Plus website. You’ll find lots of great resources
here for teachers.

And lastly, there is a rather fun book that was made
available in the summer called The Edupunks’s Guide. It
gives general information and ideas for how to make the best
use of the web to learn anything. It is interesting for
anyone who wants to read and think about the future of
education. The website explaining the book is here (http://diyubook.com/2011/07/now-available-for-free-download-the-edupunks-guide/) and you can see and download the book at

That’s it for this year. Have a great holiday. See you next