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    More poems written by learners from around the world are now available! The theme of these poems is family and friends. Read online or download them!

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    The newest issue of English Teaching Forum is out! Find classroom activities, articles, and a word puzzle in this issue.

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    Content Spotlight
    Each year, on the first Friday of October, World Smile Day® celebrates the original meaning of the iconic smiley face image – good will, happiness, and kindness. This lesson incorporates letter writing, a useful skill that helps students use English for authentic and purposeful communication!
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    This series of webinars is a professional development program for English teachers. Course 14 of the Shaping the Way We Teach English webinar series has begun. Check out the past webinars or view the next webinar via YouTube.

Spotlight

Ready. Set. Smile! October 3rd is World Smile Day®. Each year, on the first Friday of October, World Smile Day® celebrates smiles and kind acts around the world.

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Classroom Activities

Classroom activity and lesson plan for World Smile Day® Students can practice English skills while learning more about this cultural activity.

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What Makes You Smile?

Share a picture of yourself smiling and explain what made you smile.