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"Explore English with Russie", Issue 27


Dear friends,

"Explore English with Russie", Issue 27 is out.


For the last two weeks I have had so many reasons to celebrate life and new adventures. Sometimes we are too busy to notice the beautiful things around us- the colourful leaves in the park or the breath-taking sunsets. What inspires me every morning is the thought of endless possibilities that the day brings along and also the fact that I can make my lessons more meaningful and exciting. That’s why never do I miss a chance to show my students and readers how important our personal happiness is.

On 7th October we celebrated WORLD SMILE DAY. Did you know that:

- Smiling boosts your immune system

- It relieves stress by releasing endorphin

- It is easier to smile than frown

- When we smile, 53 muscles are engaged

- Babies are born with the ability to smile

- There are 19 different types to smile


Can you help at least one person smile today? Here's some ideas how:

- surprise your colleague/friend/teacher with a bar of chocolate

- stick a Post-it Note with a nice message in your classmate's book

- buy a flower for your mum/girlfriend/teacher

- make a nice cake and surprise your neighbour with it

- write a poem about SMILES

Talking about poems, there is a beautiful one on page 3. Have you got a favourite “happy” poem? If so, why don’t you share it with me and my readers?

I was listening to one of my favourite radio shows “Steve Wright’s Sunday love songs” yesterday when Steve played an amazing classic song “The greatest love of all”. What caught my attention was this particular part of the song:

I believe the children are our future

Teach them well and let them lead the way

Show them all the beauty they possess inside

Give them a sense of pride to make it easier

Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be.


Hey, the singer George Benson says it all. On Friday I dedicated all my classes to SMILES and HAPPINESS. One of the things my students and I created was a “Smiley face” bookmark. Now they are supposed to give it to someone and bring a smile to their face.


If you want to make your own SMILEY FACE bookmark, check out this video:



Finally, in my teaching career I have met and worked with many inspiring teachers. Sharing ideas and experience is one of the goals of EXPLORE ENGLISH WITH RUSSIE. In this issue I am talking to Mark Bartholomew, who is an education assistant at BRAC University, Bangladesh.

In the new issue of "Explore English with Russie" you will also find the regular features:

- The Good Life

- Discussion time

- Story Time

- Exam Practice

- Kids' corner

-Fun with English

And a new feature : Easy English

If you want to view a FREE demo copy of the magazine, click here:

Leaves are falling down in autumn ..so are our prices!!!! If you want to subscribe to "Explore English with Russie", check out our AUTUMN OFFER here:


Finally, I would like to announce that my first FREE Picture e-Dictionary is out. It consists of 10 HAPPY Idioms. If you want to get your own FREE copy, find out how in this post.


From Russie with love,


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