Did some of you need a calculator to work out the value
of last week’s phrases? Here are the answers so that you can check to see
if you were right.
MIX MILK WITH CHOCOLATE 2,313
MOVE AND CLIMB 2,656
A LIVE DINER 562
This week’s problem also uses numbers. Use these clues
to see if you can guess which number Marvin is thinking about. The number is
the same forwards and backwards. It has two parts that are equal and both
parts equal (add up to) 2. You can’t divide this number evenly without
using fractions or decimals. Do you know this number? Write to Marvin and
tell him what you think it is.
You can send your letters to:
Marg and Marvin
Chiangmai Mail Publishing Co., Ltd.
142 Im-boon Housing Estate
Soi 1, Muangsamut Road, Tambon Changmoi
Muang District, Chiang Mai 50300
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 053 234 145
1) What is the best month to eat toast?
2) What do ships eat for breakfast?
3) What’s the beast way to keep a BBQ fire hot?
4) Which kind of bird knows how to cook?
3) Keep it coaled
4) A cook-oo bird.
Bye from Marg and Marvin
English Language Training in Chiang Mai gets British boost
The Supervisory Unit of the General Education Department,
together with the British Council organized a 12-day seminar in Chiang Mai
on innovation for English Language Teachers (ELT). 110 English Resource
Instruction Centre Managers (ERIC) participated in the seminar, which was
held at the Suriwongse Hotel.
and speakers from the Supervisory Unit of the Ministry of Education (L-R),
Patcharee Pothiprasart, project manager, Dr. Wattanaporn Ra-ngubtook, Head
of the Academic section, and Somluck Prommeenate.
from the British Council exchanging their views with David Hopkinson, Hon.
Consul of the UK and director of the British Council Chiang Mai.
The seminar was moderated by Carole Robinson, ELT Trainer
and Consultant, Oxford, U.K., Sheila Taylor, Head of Professional ELT
Development, and Michael Bryson, ELT Trainer, both from the British Council
Participants worked in small groups, using, amongst other resources, BBC
materials from its radio programs to reach the goal of setting up the
Learning Circle for English Language teachers all over Thailand. It is hoped
that in the very near future there will be a follow-up on this seminar, so
that experiences can be compared and exchanged, and to further study how
teaching techniques can be developed.
The language of the hands - an exhibition at CDSC
by Dominique Leutwiler
At the German Christian School Chiang Mai (CDSC) the
students of grade 7 and 8 have been working on a project “around the
hands”. Because teenage students sometimes don’t like to express
feelings verbally, their teacher Marlies Hartmann was looking for other ways
to talk about the subject “feelings”. The meaning was to observe and
discuss: What can we say with our hands? Using their drawings, modeling and
photography the students then had to use the material to create an
exhibition. The following is written from one of the students involved:
“One Saturday morning during our art class we were
asked by our teacher Mrs. Hartmann, what we would like to do next since we
had just finished a project? Since the previous pottery class almost made us
lose our mind (nobody was able to do a hollow sphere out of clay!), we
decided to do drawings. A visible sign of relief went through the class.
Asked if we should use watercolors, another relief after the answer was
“NO”. Somebody then had the idea to draw hands, which was accepted
“In the following lesson we started thinking about the expression of
hands, like love, friendship, hatred, praise, etc. We then made photos
reflecting those feelings and Mrs. Hartmann had the idea to do an
exhibition. Excitement went through our class and in the following art
classes we worked intensely on the project. We even made some hands out of
clay for our little sculptor garden and arranged the photos of the hands for
an exhibition throughout the school. We were happy with the result and the
impression we could leave about the “The language of the hands.” (Gerard
J.P. Krebs, grade 8)