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    The latest issue of Forum is now available online. Forum has a new look, but its purpose remains the same: to support the teaching of English around the world through the exchange of innovative, practical ideas. Check out our new look!

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    A mingle activity is another variation of an information gap activity. This week’s Teacher’s Corner outlines an excellent student-centered, communicative mingle activity to use in your classroom.

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    Engage your students of any age with comics! These comics were written by teens and young adults to provide learners a fun way to improve reading skills and build vocabulary. Each story includes a downloadable text and audio file. In addition, there are activities at the end of each story for teachers to use in their classroom. We continue to add a new story each week.
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    Are you looking for fun, meaningful activities to use in your classroom? Check out the games in Activate: Games for Learning American English. The games in Activate offer practice with vocabulary, grammatical patterns, and interaction skills in a learner-centered, low-stress environment.

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Speaking: Information Gap Activities

Activities and lesson plans to examine the different forms of information gaps.

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Information Gaps: Mingle Activities

A mingle activity is another variation of an information gap activity. This week’s Teacher’s Corner outlines an excellent student-centered, communicative mingle activity to use in your classroom.

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