Ellis Park Stadium is located in the centre of Johannesburg and has hosted many epic sporting events including the final of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup between Brazil and the United States. The ground was given a significant face-lift before the Confederations Cup finals and now seats 55,686.
Ellis Park was first built in 1928 as a rugby union stadium. It was demolished and rebuilt in 1982, again exclusively for rugby. It was named after JD Ellis, a Johannesburg city councilor who approved the use of the land for a stadium, setting aside a full 13 acres.

The ground will always occupy a special place in the hearts of the country's sporting fans after the South African rugby team shocked New Zealand to lift the 1995 Rugby World Cup trophy soon after being allowed back onto the world sporting stage. It was a moment that brought the people of South Africa together in celebration as the iconic scenes of Nelson Mandela holding aloft the trophy at Ellis Park were beamed around the world.

The largest piece of construction has been the new tier on the north stand which has increased the seating capacity to 62,000. With state-of-the-art media facilities, team whirlpools, top-class VIP areas for dignitaries, accessibility for disabled fans, a new pitch and a top-notch audio-visual setup to keep the fans informed during the game, no one will be left disappointed.


Take a look at the latest footballing photos which have been uploaded on FIFA.com from all four corners of the globe. A picture tells a thousand words.


These are the histories and times of the presidents of the United States.


Find the differences game: Find 7 differences between the two pictures  before time runs out.

Row swapping puzzle: Solve the puzzle by swapping the rows and the columns of the scrambled picture.

9 - piece tile swap puzzle: Swap the pieces of the puzzle to put the picture back together

Animated waving flag puzzle



Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden weds Daniel Westling in an emotional ceremony

It was the day all of Sweden had been waiting for. Crown Princess Victoria - the nation's future queen - has married her long-term love Daniel Westling in a beautiful ceremony held at Stockholm's Cathedral.

The bride, who arrived in a vintage black sedan, was picture perfect in a cream coloured duchess satin gown, featuring a V-shaped back and a rounded neckline, designed for her by Par Engsheden.
Her five-metre train, attached at the waist of her dress, trailed out from behind and perfectly matched the shape of the princess' veil, which was held in place by the same tiara Queen Silvia wore to her wedding in 1976.
Shunning the Swedish tradition of walking side by side with her groom, Victoria was escorted up the aisle by her proud father, King Carl Gustaf XVI.
She was then met by her love – now titled Prince Daniel, Duke of Vastergotland – who kissed his bride on the cheek while she reciprocated by kissing his hand.
The newlyweds looked blissfully happy throughout the service, which was attended by around 1,200 guests and conducted by four ministers.
And 25 minutes after the ceremony began, Victoria and Daniel were proclaimed husband and wife by Archbishop Anders Wejryd.



Are you a football fan? Try this game to see how many football words you know in English. Can you beat the goal keeper? Good luck!


What is the Summer Solstice?
The Summer solstice, also called 'Litha', marks the first day of the season of summer. It falls on or near 21 June.It's the time when the sun reaches its northern most latitude and therefore appear at its highest in the sky at noon. At this time of year we have the longest day.
On this day you can see a very old custom at Stonehenge, in Wiltshire, England.

What is Stonehenge?
Stonehenge is one of Europe's biggest stone circles. A lot of stones are ten or twelve metres high. The earliest part of Stonehenge is nearly 5,000 years old. It is thought that the Druids used Stonehenge for a calendar.
Who are/were Druids?

The Druids were the priests in Britain 2,000 years ago. They used the sun and the stones at Stonehenge to know the start of the months and seasons. There are Druids in Britain today too.
What happens at Stonehenge on June 21st?

- the Longest Day of the Year
Every June 21st hundreds of people go to Stonehenge to watch the sun rise. The sun shines on one famous stone - the Heel stone. For the Druids this is a very important moment of the year.



Students can review grammar, usage, and mechanics through animated graphics that make concepts come alive. (Grades 1-5)

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Learn the alphabet. Use your keyboard. Type the missing letters and listen.


s the word on the basketball a common noun, a proper noun, or not a noun? Click on the label above the basket to tell what the word is.


Make a horse for the carousel. Choose a subject, a verb, and a sentence ending that make sense. Click the gears to change the words.


How much do you know about butterflies? Do you know they begin their lives as caterpillars? You can find out more about butterflies.



Once upon a time.....

After listen and read the tale put the story of the little riding hood in order

JOSÉ SARAMAGO , Nobel Prize-Winning Writer, Dies

José de Sousa Saramago, born November 16, 1922- died June 18 2010 was a Portuguese writer, playwright and journalist.
Saramago was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1998. He lived on Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, Spain.
Saramago was born into a family of landless peasants in Azinhaga, Portugal, a small village in the province of Ribatejo some hundred kilometers north-east of Lisbon.
Saramago married Ilda Reis in 1944. Their only child, Violante, was born in 1947. Since 1988, Saramago has been married to the Spanish journalist Pilar del Río, who is the official translator of his books into Spanish.
José Saramago was in his mid-fifties before he had international success; his novel Baltasar and Blimunda
brought him an international readership. This novel won the Portuguese PEN Club Award.

Saramago has been a member of the Portuguese Communist Party since 1969,  as well as an atheist and self-described pessimist. His views have aroused considerable controversy in Portugal, especially after the publication of The Gospel According to Jesus Christ.
Saramago uses for his works fantastic scenarios. In his 1986 novel, The Stone Raft, the Iberian Peninsula breaks off from the rest of Europe and sails about the Atlantic Ocean. In his 1995 novel, Blindness, an entire country is stricken with a mysterious plague called “white blindness”.