ROYAL ASCOT : 19th - 23rd JUNE


The centrepiece of Ascot’s year, Royal Ascot is one of Europe's most famous race meetings, and dates back to 1711 when it was founded by Queen Anne. Every year Royal Ascot is attended by HM Elizabeth II and various members of the British Royal Family such as The Prince of Wales, arriving each day in a horse-drawn carriage with the Royal procession taking place at the start of each race day and the raising of the Queens royal Standard. It is a major event in the British social calendar, and press coverage of the attendees and what they are wearing often exceeds coverage of the actual racing. There are 3 enclosures attended by guests on Royal Ascot week.
 The Dress is strictly enforced, for Ladies only a day dress with a hat or fascinator is acceptable with rules applying to the length of the dress and ladies must not show bare midriffs or shoulders. For gentlemen a black or grey morning dress with top hat.
Over 300,000 people make the annual visit to Berkshire during Royal Ascot week, making this Europe’s best-attended race meeting. This leads to a split among racing fans, some of whom are glad to see racing in the spotlight, and getting more attention, while others do not like the meeting despite the quality of racing.
There are 16 Group races on offer, with at least one Group One event on each of the five days. The Ascot Gold Cup is on Ladies' Day on the Thursday. There is over £3,000,000 of prize money on offer.


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FLAG DAY 14th JUNE - USA

On 14 June 1777, the Continental Congress approved the design of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the U.S. The first Flag Act was passed on this day stating that "the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation."
Between 1777 and 1960, US Congress passed several acts that changed the shape, design and arrangement of the flag and allowed for additional stars and stripes to be added to reflect the admission of each new state.
Today the flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes, seven red alternating with 6 white. The stripes represent the original 13 colonies, the stars represent the 50 states of the Union.

What do the colours red, white and blue represent?

The colours of the flag are symbolic as well: Red symbolizes Hardiness and Valour, White symbolizes Purity and Innocence and Blue represents Vigilance, Perseverance and Justice.

What do the fifty stars represent today?

Today the number of stars on the US flag has grown to 50 from the original 13. Since 1818, the stars have represented every state in the Union.

What do the thirteen stripes represent?

They represented the thirteen American colonies which rallied around the new flag in their fight against the British for self-governance.

The thirteen colonies included Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia.

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TROPPING THE COLOUR 2018 - 9th JUNE


What is The Trooping Colour?
The official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II is marked each year by a military parade and march-past, known as Trooping the Colour (Carrying of the Flag). The official name is “the Queen’s Birthday Parade”.
Each June, the Queen and other members of the Royal Family attend the Trooping the Colour ceremony on Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall in London. The Queen attends the ceremony to take the salute from thousands of guardsmen who parade the Colour (their regiment's flag).

It is only the Foot Guards of the Household Division that take part in the Queen’s Birthday Parade, with the exception of the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, (based in St. John’s Wood). The Kings Troop, parade round with the Household Cavalry after the Foot Guards have trooped the Colour in slow and quick time.

The Sovereign's Official Birthday
The Queen's birthday parade is the biggest royal event of the year. In 1748, the celebration of the official birthday of the sovereign was amalgamated (merged) with the Trooping the Colour.
The Trooping the Colour is tradition going back to the days when the Colours (regimental flag of the regiment) was trooped in front of soldiers to make sure everyone could recognise their flag in battle.
The Colours today are trooped in front of the Queen troops of the Household Division (Foot Guards and Household Cavalry)
Parade Route
The parade route goes from Buckingham Palace along The Mall to Horseguards Parade, Whitehall and back again.




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ENTERTAINMENT - UNIT 9





Let's practise the Future of Intention OR "Going to":
12,45 , 6 ,7 9 101112, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

Listening
1, 2, 3

WE'RE GOING TO THE ZOO - SONG









CORONATION DAY: GUN SALUTE 2nd JUNE

On 2nd June 1953, the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place. Villages, towns and cities across the UK were decorated in red, white and blue bunting, and in London the roads were packed with people waiting to see the royal processions. The Coronation was the first ever to be televised, and the sales of TV. sets rocketed. Most homes before the coronation had no television. Many people bought a television for this special occasion. Compared to our present day ones, the televisions in the 1950s were black and white, as colour-sets were not available then, and the tiny 14-inch screen was the most popular size.

Where did the Coronation take place?

Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in Westminster Abbey in London, in a ceremony that lasted almost three hours, starting at 11:15 am. The crowning of the Sovereign is an ancient ceremony which has taken place at Westminster Abbey for over 900 years. Before the Abbey was built, Coronations were carried out wherever was convenient, for example at Bath, Oxford and Canterbury. Towards the end of the ceremony the Queen was handed the four symbols of authority:
1. the orb - representing the Sovereign's role as Defender of the Faith.
2.the sceptre with the cross- representing Christianity over the British Empire (not politically correct today)
3.the rod of mercy (sceptre with the dove) - symbolising the Holy Ghost
4.the Coronation ring (often referred to as 'The Wedding Ring of England')

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Geoffrey Fisher, then placed St Edward's Crown on her head to complete the ceremony. The St. Edward's Crown, made in 1661,weighs 4 pounds and 12 ounces and is made of solid gold. The Queen replaced her father, King George VI, as monarch following his death on 6 February 1952.


 A 41-gun salute at 12 noon fired by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery in Hyde Park, London.




YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE

You'll Never Walk Alone - The Story of the most famous song in Football




Factfile:
*  The Rogers & Hammerstein song was originally written for the 1945 musical Carousel.
*  Frank Sinatra was the first artist to take this song into the charts (#9 on the Billboard charts in 1945).
*  In the original musical Carousel, the song was sung to inspire a pregnant female character after the death of  her husband.
*  The Pink Floyd song Fearless ends by fading into a recording of Liverpool Football Club fans singing this song.
*  In 1985 a version by The Crowd returned the song to No.1. Gerry Marsden of Gerry and the Pacemakers was again the lead vocalist. Zack Starkey, Ringo Starr's son, was on drums, making him and Ringo the first father and son to both have UK No1s.





Origins as a Football Anthem:

In the 1960's the DJ at Liverpool's Anfield would play the top ten albums in order, with the number one album of the time being You'll Never Walk Alone playing last, right before game time. The fans took to singing it even after the album dropped from the top ten and the "anthem" has stuck ever since. Celtic, Hibernian, Feyenoord, and FC Twente have also adopted the song.

List of Artists Who've Recorded YNWA:
Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Mario Lanza, Roy Hamilton, Louis Armstrong, Claramae Turner, Perry Como, Adicts, Nina Simone, Malcolm Vaughan, Shirley Bassey, Doris Day, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Ray Charles, Patti Labelle, The Righteous Brothers, Elvis Presley, Tom Jones, Johnny Maestro, Aretha Franklin, Lee Towers, Frankie Vaughan, Olivia Newton-John, Kiri te Kanawa, Smoking Popes, Bryn Terfel, The Three Tenors, Die Toten Hosen, Johnny Cash, Renee Fleming, Alicia Keys, Jordin Sparks

CAN/CAN'T - MUST MUSTN'T

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


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

Can: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Must: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7


PLACES IN TOWN

Vocabulary 1, 2, 3

Exercises: 12345 ,6 ,78910New York city places,

LONDON SIGHTS





PREPOSITIONS OF PLACE 


1, 2, 3, 4, 5

WATCH

MODAL VERBS



1, 2, 3, 4, 5,




THE PAST - REGULAR AND IRREGULAR VERBS






SIMPLE PAST:

Pronouncing the -ED ending. Read, listen and practise: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Affirmative Form:
Regular verbs: 1, 2, 3, 4
Irregular:  2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Regular and Irregular: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 67
Negative Form: 1, 2

KITTY'S SCHOOL DAY

St GEORGE'S DAY 23rd APRIL



St George's Day (Patron Saint of England)

It is the church festival of St. George, regarded as England’s national day (although not an official bank holiday). On this day some patriotic English people wear a rose pinned to their jackets.

St George's Day History

St George's Flag

St George's Day Celebration

The Legend of St George and the Dragon

Only in Britain

QUEEN'S ELIZABETH II - 92nd BIRTHDAY

THE BRITISH QUEEN: ELIZABETH II



The Queen celebrates two birthdays each year: her actual birthday on 21 April and her official birthday on the second  Saturday in June.
Official celebrations to mark Sovereigns' birthday have often been held on a day other than the actual birthday, particularly when the actual birthday has not been in the summer. King Edward VII, for example, was born on 9 November, but his official birthday was marked throughout his reign in May or June when there was a greater likelihood of good weather for the Birthday Parade, also known as Trooping the Colour.
The Queen usually spends her actual birthday privately, but the occasion is marked publicly by gun salutes in central London at midday: a 41 gun salute in Hyde Park, a 21 gun salute in Windsor Great Park and a 62 gun salute at the Tower of London. In 2006, Her Majesty celebrated her 80th Birthday in 2006 with a walkabout in the streets outside of Windsor Castle to meet well-wishers.
On her official birthday, Her Majesty is joined by other members of the Royal Family at the spectacular Trooping the Colour parade which moves between Buckingham Palace, The Mall and Horseguards’ Parade.


PEOPLE AT WORK - 2º ESO





Click: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 

The vocabulary of jobs and professions in English and Spanish. 

Learn: 1, 2 and practise:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 810, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19




GAME 1Click the workers to learn more about their jobs. (Right click and open a new tab, please)

GAME 4: Hangman







PMAR - 2º 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


UNIT 7 - 1º ESO


Welcome to "Grammar for Kids", our new website where you can refresh your English grammar with lots of games, quizzes, interactive books and fun tutorials.
(English Exercises)
 (Choose the Best Answer)
Adele´s ESL Corner:


MORE EXERCISES

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

There was/were 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

English Grammar Lessons
 



"To Be" Practice with John Lennon's "Imagine"

WHAT ARE THEY WEARING?


GAMES 1, 2, 345


VOCABULARY 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 78, 910, 11,12, 13,14, 151617,

Listen to the conversation between a customer and a shop assistant and do the exercises to practise and improve your listening skills.

SHOPPING FOR CLOTHES



STREET FASHION

Check the Sartorialtwist, a randon fashion generator that, every time you click the Refresh Button,  generates three slides to make a fashionable model. It's like a mix-up book!


You might also like Web Tools for Kids/ Clothes & Accessories


CAN-CAN'T / MUST-MUSTN'T/ COUNTABLE AND UNCOUNTABLE - 1º ESO




                                                   
                                                                         CAN


- What can you do? 1234


MUST

     Must/Mustn't: 12345678

COUNTABLE AND UNCOUNTABLE

 12345678910

Much / Many... : Learn
Practise: 123456 (2 Games)
How much / many...?: 1, 2


Some/Any: 123456
A, an, some, any:12345678910

    AT THE RESTAURANT


Listen to:
 3 short conversations
 Restaurant Guide
Do you eat junk food?

Watch these videos:12 (+ Worksheet), 34