PRINCESS KATE MIDDLETON IS PREGNANT

Kate Middleton and Prince William have announced that they are expecting their first child.

Clarence House announced the news just moments ago, revealing that both the Middletons and the royal family are "delighted with the news".

The official statement read: "Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby.
"The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry and members of both families are delighted with the news."
The Duchess was admitted this afternoon to King Edward VII Hospital in Central London with Hyperemesis Gravidarum. As the pregnancy is in its very early stages, Her Royal Highness is expected to stay in hospital for several days and will require a period of rest thereafter."

BARACK OBAMA RE-ELECTED AS US PRESIDENT

President Barack Obama has been re-elected to a second term, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

America's first black president secured the 270 votes in the electoral college needed to win the race.




PRESENT SIMPLE AND PRESENT CONTINUOUS

HOUSES

Read about The Simpson's House and complete the description.
 
 
 

Build a home
 
 
Make a room
 



Decorate The Doll House
 
 

HOUSE VOCABULARY

House Vocabulary: Rooms, Furniture,
1, 2, 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11
 
Learn the vocabulary & then do the activities:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
 
House chores
1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11 , 12 , 13 , 14 , 15 , 16
 
 
 
 

More Practice: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Listen
 

SPYCAT

The evil villain Ratty wants to take over the world. Join Spycat as he travels round the world looking for Ratty. Can you help Spycat solve the clues?
 
 

MR. BEAN GOES TO THE DENTIST'S

WELCOME TO HIGH SCHOOL 1st ESO

Let's take a look at some useful Classroom vocabulary:
 
 


 And as they sing here, "Let's work together":
 
 
 

BRICK BY BRICK

The Guardian also brought us
a series of delicious "Brick-by-Brick" videos such as:
 
or the final summary:
 
 

HOW TO SAY THE NAMES OF SUMMER OOLYMPIC SPORTS

In this video you can learn the (American) pronunciation of all the 36 Summer Olympic sports:

THE PARALYMPIC GAMES LONDON 29th AUGUST 9th SEPTEMBER 2012

The Agitos, symbol of Paralympics was suspended from Tower Bridge on 24 August.



In many ways in 2012 the Paralympic Games are coming home. The concept of the Paralympic Games was born in Stoke Mandeville, UK, when a disability sports competition was held at the same time as the London 1948 Olympic Games in London.
Sport for athletes with a disability has existed for more than 100 years but it was not until after the Second World War that it was widely introduced.



Humble beginnings In 1944, German neurologist Dr Ludwig Guttmann opened a spinal injuries centre at the Stoke Mandeville Hospital in England. Guttmann transformed the care of Second World War servicemen as he introduced sport to their rehabilitation programme. He encouraged his patients to get involved in wheelchair polo and basketball.
On the day of the Opening Ceremony of the London 1948 Olympic Games, Dr Ludwig Guttmann held the first Archery competition for wheelchair athletes, which was the beginning of the Stoke Mandeville Games.

After this the Games were held annually, and in 1952 competitors from the Netherlands took part as well, and were soon to become the International Stoke Mandeville Games.



The first Paralympic Games The Paralympic Games first took place in Rome 1960 Games and featured 400 athletes from 23 countries. Since then they have taken place every four years. In 1976 the first Paralympic Winter Games were held in Sweden, and as with the Olympic Games, have taken place every four years.



Since the Seoul 1988 Games, the Olympic and Paralympic Games have taken place in the same city.
The Paralympic Games today As the years have gone by the Paralympic Games have grown bigger and become more high profile, and in terms of size and scale they are now the second biggest sporting event on earth, after the Olympic Games.



The London 2012 Paralympic Games will see 4,280 athletes compete – the largest numbers ever to attend a Paralympic Games. More than 503 gold medals will be awarded over the course of 11 days of competition.
To celebrate Stoke Mandeville's history in the Paralympic Games, the Paralympic Flame was created in Stoke Mandeville on 28 August. Find out more about the Paralympic Torch Relay

NEIL ARMSTRONG, FIRST MAN ON MOON, HAS DIED



Neil Armstrong, who made the “giant leap for mankind” as the first human to set foot on the moon, died on Saturday 25th, August 2012. He was 82.

A quiet, private man, at heart an engineer and crack test pilot, Mr. Armstrong made history on July 20, 1969, as the commander of the Apollo 11 spacecraft on the mission that culminated the Soviet-American space race in the 1960s.
Planting his feet on the lunar surface, he said, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
 
 




"And when Neil stepped foot on the surface of the moon for the first time,” the president added, “he delivered a moment of human achievement that will never be forgotten.” Charles F. Bolden Jr., the current NASA administrator, said, “As long as there are history books, Neil Armstrong will be included in them, remembered for taking humankind’s first small step on a world beyond our own.”

DON'T STOP ME NOW - SONG

Britain's Olympic athlete's have made their own version of Queen's Don't Stop Me Now to celebrate the success of Team GB at London 2012.


OLYMPICS END WITH A POP PARTY


With a little British pomp and a lot of British pop, London brought the curtain down on a glorious Olympic Games on Sunday 12, in a spectacular, technicolor pageant of landmarks, lightshows and lots of fun with a sensational rock 'n roll nostalgia tour.




LONDON 2012 CLOSING CEREMONY

The London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony started at 9pm on 12 August 2012 and celebrated the amazing sporting feats of the athletes who have taken part in the Games with the ultimate aftershow party.

  The Ceremony featured more than 4,100 performers, including 3,500 adult volunteers and 380 schoolchildren from the six east London Host Boroughs, and showcased the great creative talent of the UK in a fun, colourful and festive atmosphere.



Following an introduction to daily life in London, the athletes entered the Olympic Stadium and volunteers were thanked. ‘A Symphony of British Music’ followed to celebrate the fact that music has been one of Britain’s strongest cultural exports over the last 50 years.

At the end of the Ceremony, the Olympic Games were handed over to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games, and the Olympic Flame was extinguished, signalling the end of the London 2012 Olympic Games.