ANDALUSIA DAY


INTERNATIONAL MOTHER LANGUAGE DAY - 21st FEBRUARY

2018 International Mother Language Day: " Preserving linguistic diversity and promoting multilingualism to support the SDGs


International Mother Language Day was proclaimed by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in November 1999 (30C/62).
On 16 May 2009 the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution A/RES/61/266 called upon Member States "to promote the preservation and protection of all languages used by peoples of the world". By the same resolution, the General Assembly proclaimed 2008 as the International Year of Languages, to promote unity in diversity and international understanding, through multilingualism and multiculturalism.

International Mother Language Day has been observed every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. The date represents the day in 1952 when students demonstrating for recognition of their language, Bangla, as one of the two national languages of the then Pakistan, were shot and killed by police in Dhaka, the capital of what is now Bangladesh.

Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing our tangible and intangible heritage. All moves to promote the dissemination of mother tongues will serve not only to encourage linguistic diversity and multilingual education but also to develop fuller awareness of linguistic and cultural traditions throughout the world and to inspire solidarity based on understanding, tolerance and dialogue.

PRESIDENTS' DAY - 19th FEBRUARY


Presidents' Day is celebrated in February to honor two of our greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. The holiday is celebrated in the United States on the third Monday in February.
Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12 in 1809. Things were different then. When Abe was a boy, he lived in a log cabin. A log cabin is a small house made out of logs cut from trees. His father cut down the trees and made the cabin.

There were no electric lights in the cabin. Young Abe read books by firelight and drew with charcoal on a shovel. Abe's family was poor. Often he went barefoot because he didn't have any shoes.

When Abraham Lincoln grew up, he studied hard and became a lawyer. Then he was elected to be a law-maker. In 1861, Abraham Lincoln became the 16th President of the United States.
Visit the White House - Information on Abraham Lincoln
Information about the 16th president of the United States directly from the White House.



George Washington was born on February 22, 1732. When he was born, America was not a nation yet. It belonged to England, a country across the ocean. People in America didn't want to belong to England so they fought a war to become a separate country. George Washington was an American general in the war. America won the war and picked a new name for itself: The United States of America. George Washington was elected to be its first President.

PRESIDENTS OF USA


CHINESE NEW YEAR - 16th FEBRUARY



Chinese New Year is celebrated in many countries around the world. Each new year is named after one of twelve animals. 2017 was the year of the Rooster and 2018 is the year of the Dog


Dragon dances, acrobats, fireworks, a parade ... London is buzzing with excitement at Chinese New Year. Find out what you can do to join in the excitement!
People do lots of special things to celebrate Chinese New Year, this song is about some of them.
My Favourite Day - Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year - Game
Chinese Year of the Dragon - Game
Year of the Dog - Printables

HAPPY NEW YEAR SONG


   

ST. VALENTINE'S DAY - 14th FEBRUARY



February 14th is traditionally a celebration of love, so how do people in the UK mark the occasion?
http://www.theoworlds.com/valentine/

 Interactive Book

http://chagall-col.spip.ac-rouen.fr/IMG/didapages/valentine/index.html

 Send this an e-card to your  Valentine

http://www.jacquielawson.com/viewcard.asp?code=1767202831098&source=jl999



Love Quotes and Sentiments for Cards.

The Love Calculator



I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU - WHITNEY HOUSTON







TOP 20 BEST ROMANTIC SONGS

UNIT 4 - GOING TO


Let's practise the Future of Intention OR "Going to":
12,4, 5 , 6 ,7 , , 9 , 10, 11, 12 


WE'RE GOING TO THE ZOO - SONG




Finally, you may know Waldo (Wally in Spain).
Can you find him...?
At the beach or
under the sea:  







SAFER INTERNET DAY - 7th FEBRUARY




Safer Internet Day 2018 will be the fifteenth edition of the event, and will take place on Tuesday 7 February 2018. The theme for the day is  "Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you".

GAME


UNIT 5 - 1º ESO - PRESENT CONTINUOUS & MUSIC







Present Continuous: 1234567 (Listening)

Present Continuous (EASY!) games and exercises: 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

Simple or Continuous Present?: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 

http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/grammar-vocabulary/grammar-videos/present-continuous

We are going to learn about music.
I can't think of a better place for us to start doing it!
Enjoy


Music: 12345678


How much do you know about music? Play this game to see how well the animal band plays.


WE ARE IN AN ORCHESTRA

An orchestra is a large grour of people who play music together. This is a song about an orchestra







GANDHI SAYS PEACE - 30th JANUARY


January 30th is Peace and Non Violence Day


Mahatma Gandhi Biography



Find out more about the Indian leader, whose profound spirituality and belief in justice inspired the world.

PLAY THIS QUIZ






Can you write your "acrostic poem"?:



Write them down and create your "Word Cloud"

Here's a one for you:


READING


Can you tell about any ongoing conflicts round the world?
Learn about some of them here

UNIT 4 - 1º ESO



Comparative Exercises: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 , 7


And Practice:

New Comparative and Superlative exercises:
1, 2 (for tennis fans), 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (on Harry Potter)


What about a basketball game?


Sophie is working in Rome this week. Oliver, Alfie and Daisy have decided to eat out tonight.

http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/grammar-vocabulary/grammar-videos/comparative-and-superlative-adjectives

When we want to compare two or more things, we can change the form of adjectives by adding –er or –est. We can also use extra words like more or most and expressions like not as … as.






Songs using Comparison: 
What Comparatives can you hear? 
Listen carefully and check here


2º PMAR - UNIT 3


Here are some mixed-up animals. Can you read the clues and make these crazy creatures?

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/games/animal-maker

                                                                 MAKE A MONSTER




FACE MATCH


Listen to the descriptions of different people. Can you find the right face?







Do you want to practise using 'will' in English? Play our grammar games and have fun while you learn.







BLUE MONDAY 15th JANUARY

Blue Monday is a name given to a day in January (typically the third Monday of the month) claimed to be the most depressing day of the year. The concept was first publicised as part of a 2005 press release from holiday company Sky Travel, which claimed to have calculated the date using an equation. The idea is considered pseudoscience, with its formula derided by scientists as nonsensical.

  HISTORY

 This date was published in a press release under the name of Cliff Arnall, at the time a tutor at the Centre for Lifelong Learning, a Further Education centre attached to Cardiff University. Guardian columnist Ben Goldacre reported that the press release was delivered substantially pre-written to a number of academics by public relations agency Porter Novelli, who offered them money to put their names to it. The Guardian later printed a statement from Cardiff University distancing themselves from Arnall: "Cardiff University has asked us to point out that Cliff Arnall... was a former part-time tutor at the university but left in February." Variations of the story have been repeatedly reused by other companies in press releases, with 2014 seeing Blue Monday invoked by legal firms and retailers of bottled water and alcoholic drinks.Some versions of the story purport to analyse trends in social media posts to calculate the date.

DATE

 The date is generally reported as falling on the third Monday in January,but also on the second or fourth Monday,or the Monday of the last full week of January. The first such date declared was 24 January in 2005 as part of a Sky Travel press release.


MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY - 15th JANUARY - USA

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated on the third Monday of January. It commemorates the birthday of this great preacher and Civil Rights Activist.

Each year on the third Monday of January schools, federal offices, post office and banks across America close as we celebrate the birth, the life and the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is a time for the nation to remember the injustices that Dr. King fought. A time to remember his fight for the freedom, equality, and dignity of all races and peoples. A time to remember the message of change through nonviolence.

" I have a dream...

I have a dream that one day little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers

I have a dream today"



MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY - 15th JANUARY

Martin Luther King, Jr. Wordsearch


Complete this animated jigsaw puzzle to see why we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!


Civil Rights Words
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a civil rights leader. Below are words associated with his movement. Can you unscramble the words and look up their meaning?
Choose a letter from each box to create a word then check the answer.
LINK

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY - 15th JANUARY 2018

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a United States federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of King's birthday, January 15.

King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law.


"The Stone Of Hope" memorial by master sculptor Lei Yixin was opened to the public in West Potomac Park, Washington DC, on August 22, 2011.

His most famous address was the "I Have A Dream" speech. He was an advocate of non-violent protest and became the youngest man to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He was assassinated in 1968.

In 1968, shortly after Martin Luther King died, a campaign was started for his birthday to become a holiday to honor him. After the first bill was introduced, trade unions lead the campaign for the federal holiday. It was endorsed in 1976. Following support from the musician Stevie Wonder with his single "Happy Birthday" and a petition with six million signatures, the bill became law in 1983. Martin Luther King Day was first observed in 1986, although it was not observed in all states until the year 2000.

WHAT'S THE WEATHER LIKE?


Listen, repeat and write



Let's listen to walk through the maze!



Watch the weather history



 What's the weather like in China? What's the weather like in Egypt? Listen to the weather news and put the weather symbols in the right places.


What do you wear when it's hot, cold, ...?:


Become a weather man/woman





 

HOGMANAY - SCOTLAND - 30th DECEMBER-1st JANUARY

There's nowhere better to be at New Year's Eve than Scotland's Capital. Edinburgh's Hogmanay brings Edinburgh's streets alive with non-stop entertainment and enjoyment.

Scottish rock giants Biffy Clyro headline the world famous street party at the concert in the gardens, beneath the spectacular backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. The party's 100,000 revellers are guaranteed a night to remember with a torchlight procession, music and fireworks spectacular and the fantastic Keilidh.





28th DECEMBER - DAY OF THE INNOCENT SAINTS


This is one of the most popular and entertaining Christmas traditions in Spain. December 28 is the day when everyone is allowed to play practical jokes and when it is customary to buy joke articles in Christmas markets like the one in the Plaza Mayor square in Madrid.

This celebration appears to have its origins in an event narrated by the Bible concerning King Herod and the innocents, although over the centuries it has evolved to become a boisterous day in which even the media usually reports on some outrageous and completely invented news story.
One of the most widespread jokes on this day is to stick a figure cut out of white paper on someone's back (without them realising). The word in Spanish for this practical joke is an "inocentada". And, in the numerous Christmas markets (usually located in the large squares in the cities) you can find a whole range of joke articles (wigs, itching powder, false ink…).
Many areas in Spain also have other typical local celebrations on 28 December. Examples include the festivity of Los Locos (or "lunatics") in Jalance (in Valencia, the mayor of the lunatics governs the town for 24 hours); the festivity of the Holy Innocents in Nogalte (in Murcia, with popular dancing and bands of singers); the Danza de Los Locos, or "dance of the lunatics" in Fuente Carreteros (in Cordoba); the "Obispillo", or "little bishop" (celebrated in places such as Burgos, Palencia and Murcia, where a small boy is chosen to carry out the functions of the bishop for one day); and the "Festa dels Enfarinats" de Ibi (in Alicante, involving a "battle" fought with eggs, flour and firecrackers).

HAPPY INNOCENT SAINTS DAY