Hands up for the environment


IF YOU had to scan the newspaper and select five persons to form a super team who will combat eco-villains bent on destroying Mother Earth, whom would you handpick for the squad? What sort of adventures would your eco-heroes have? Where would the action take place? 

These are some of the interesting activities teachers can find in “All for the Environment”, the latest Star-NiE supplement to hit schools that use The Star for English language classes.  

Published on the last Wednesday of each month, except during school holidays, Star-NiE supplements help students take a lively approach towards learning English by providing heaps of Newspaper in Education activities to sharpen their language skills. 

Besides a range of fun cut-and-paste exercises, there are various creative language tasks which not only focus on listening, speaking, reading and writing skills but critical thinking as well. 

Each supplement carries a theme with enough appeal to cater for a wide range of interests and proficiency levels, and provide a helpful starting point for further discussion in class. The February 2003 supplement, for example, focused on a topic close to young teenage hearts – “Shining Stars” from both the East and the West who are role models and the objects of hero-worship.  

Written by ELT experts and practitioners, the Star-NiE supplements are a handy aid for teachers who wish to spice up their English lessons in class. 

The next monthly supplements for this year will be published on the following dates (they come free with your copy of The Star on these dates.) Mark them on your calendar so you don't miss any issues. 

·       April 30 ·       June 25 ·       July 30 ·       Aug 27 ·       Sept 24 

Star-NiE offers a special deal to schools that order The Star in bulk for NiE lessons – a 50% discount for each copy ordered. For details, please contact the circulation staff below.  

Klang Valley Stephen Yap 03-7967 1388 ext. 1038; 019-221 7858 Rofit Miah 03-7967 1388 ext. 1039; 012-296 8711 

Klang R.G. Segran 03-3344 8978; 012-676 6906 

Shah Alam/Coastal Selangor Prabakar Rao 03-3344 8978; 013-347 5794 

Negri Sembilan Vickneswaran 06-761 2992; 019-660 9514 

Perak Sreedaran Nair 05-253 9269; 013-528 3688 Bathiban 05-253 9269 

Malacca Gunasegaran 06-282 1909; 012-611 1451 

Johor Arumugam 07-331 5666; 012-709 8307 Ahroowe 07-331 5666; 012-707 0012  

Pahang/Trengganu Robin James 09-513 1323; 019-916 8377  

Raub/Kuala Lipis/Bentong/Kelantan Siow Wen Wai 03-7967 1388 ext. 1041; 019-330 9311 

Penang Island Ms Oun Sui Leng 04-647 3883; 012-471 5625 

Butterworth/Bukit Mertajam Alvin Lim 04-647 3789; 012 470 6040  

Kedah/Perlis Eric Stanley 04-647 3788; 012 4281948  

Customer Care Unit Albert Loh/Ms Yip 03-7967 1777 

 

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