CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD







CHRISTMAS WEBQUEST

In this webquest you will know the origin or Christmas and how it is celebrated in different countries.


UNIT 3 - 1º ESO


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Practise the 3rd. Singular Form: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (-s and Daily routines)

Daily routines: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

            School Subjects: 1, 2, 3, 4 .



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PRESENT CONTINUOUS - 2º ESO



Present Continuous:  games and exercises: 
1234567891011,

Present Continuous (or Progressive):
PPTS: 12

Videos: 1

Practice: 1234, ,5 ,6789 , 10

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The Present:

Present Continuous: 1234567 (Listening)

Present Simple or Continuous?: 123456, 7, 8 ,9




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GUY FAWKES GAME


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GUY FAWKES DAY - 5th NOVEMBER

Guy Fawkes

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1º ESO - UNIT 2


Practise the 3rd. Singular Form: 123456 (-s and Daily routines)

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1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7


1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6




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1º ESO: UNIT 1


- To Be: 1, 2, 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10
and lots more on previous entries, especially Here.

- Personal Pronouns: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

- Countries & Nationalities List and Practice: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
and you can also click the Label "Countries"
(on the right hand side of this blog).

- Possesive Adjectives:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

- Question Words: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10

- Have Got: 1 , 2 , 3, 45, 6, 7, 8

- Be or Have got?: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Complete this paragraph. It's easy!



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






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COLOURS AND NUMBERS


NUMBERS:

Listen to them 
and let's practise: 123456789101112

COLORS:

Let's listen to their pronunciation here
and then some activities: 1234567
and a couple of songs:
 "Colors" by Kira Willey:



Listen and then complete the lyrics here.
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A OR AN

Try to fill the gaps with: A or An.



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DAYS AND ITEMS

Hi, 1st ESO!

 Let's see some vocabulary.

1) Days and months: Hangman

2) School and office items:

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


Choose "Classroom" and play games with this vocabulary:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and "Fast Hands":

SONGS

I AM A PIZZA


WE ARE BY KEKE PALMER LYRICS FROM ICE AGE 4 MOVIE




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WELCOME TO HIGH SCHOOL 1º ESO


Let's take a look at some useful Classroom vocabulary



Classroom Vocabulary:

- A List. Do you understand all the phrases?


Classroom Objects and Practice 1 and 2.
 


MAYFLOWER

On 16 September 1620, the Mayflower sailed from Plymouth, England, to Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. On board were 102 men, women and children and a small crew, a large group of whom were Puritans (who become known as the Pilgrim Fathers). Their hope was to reach the New World, where they could have religious freedom, and continue using their native language, culture, and customs. After 65 grueling days they dropped anchor off Cape Cod on 21st November, before landing on the coast of Massachusetts on 21st December 1620 at a spot now called Plymouth Rock, where they established their own government.

Why did the passengers feel they needed to leave England?

On the death of Queen Elizabeth 1st, James 1st became king and adopted a moderate Protestant faith as the one true religion for England and Scotland, all other religions were discouraged or barred.

Why are the Pilgrim Fathers important?

The Pilgrim Fathers were the first permanent European settlers in America and therefore are often said to be the founders of the United States.

PRINCESS DIANA, 18th ANNIVERSARY OF HER DEATH


Diana, Princess of Wales
1 July 1961 – 31 August 1997

Diana, Princess of Wales was killed in a car crash in Paris on 31 August 1997. The vehicle in which the Princess was travelling was involved in a high-speed accident in the Place de l'Alma underpass in central Paris shortly before midnight on Saturday, 30 August.
Princess Diana was a popular international media icon of the late 20th century as the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, whom she married on 29 July 1981.


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I HAVE A DREAM - MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered this speech on August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Washington, D.C., Lincoln Memorial during the march on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.



You can practice the speech with the following karaoke.


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MOTHER TERESA 26 AUGUST 1910 - 5 SEPTEMBER 1997

Mother Teresa of Calcutta was born on 27 August 1910. She always wrote her birthday as the 27 August because that was the day of her baptism, which was always more important to her than her birth.

Who was Mother Teresa?

Mother Teresa birth name was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. At the age of 18 she became a nun in Ireland and chose the name of Sister Teresa, in memory of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux.

What is Mother Teresa famous for?

Mother Teresa is famous all over the world for her work with the poor in India. For over 45 years she ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying,

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THE FAIR OF MALAGA 15th - 22nd AUGUST

On the Friday of the third half of August, Malaga celebrates a fiesta to commemorate the towns
conquest by the Catholic King and Queen.
The ‘Feria’ (Fair) is a popular celebration lasting 8  days involving the whole town, whatever age: children, young and not so young people participate, and even all the foreigners feel ‘at home’. The showy flamenco suits, the sound of "malagueñas" and "verdiales" (the folclore dances of this province) and Malaga’s cool wine flood the streets with bursting merriment during all these vibrating days of the so-called Fair of Southern Europe.
The Fair of Malaga starts with an impressing light and sound spectacle of 30 minutes’ fireworks that are synchronized with classical music and let the thousands of people who are waiting in the Central Park and the harbour know that the Fair is being inaugurated. The next day (Saturday) and the following nine days, Malaga – downtown is celebrating fiesta with shows on all its squares, fiestas and music in all its streets. You can see hundreds of people in their typically Andalusian outfit, brightening the streets with color and contributing to the spectacular sight to the visitor who will feel like being among friends and invited to actively join the ‘fiesta’.
You can also admire the horse parades where jockeys present spectacular Andalusian horses showing elegant steps. At night, an amply organised bus transport system takes you to the fair in the outskirts, called "El Real de la Feria".
In one of the more tha 200 ‘casetas’– dance halls you can have a glass of Malaga wine while you listen and watch a ‘Malagueña’ or ‘Sevillana’ folclore dance of this region, and if you are up to it join the dance. You can enjoy first class shows for free in the official town hall – ‘caseta oficial’, and later go on one of the numerous roundabouts in the ‘Devil’s Street’ (calle del diablo). During all these days you have two main points of entertainment: in the morning and during the day downtown, and at night on the Fair, both events where all visitors no matter whether from here or not is invited to wine and beautiful dances.

If you find some time to sleep, take the chance, for the fiesta is to be continued....
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ST. SWITHIN'S DAY - 15th JULY

St. Swithin's Day is 15 July, a day on which people watch the weather for tradition says that whatever the weather is like on St. Swithin's Day, it will continue so for the next forty days.

Who was St. Swithin?
St. Swithin (or more properly, Swithun) was a Saxon Bishop of Winchester. He was born in the kingdom of Wessex and educated in its capital, Winchester. He was famous for charitable gifts and building churches.
Why do people watch the weather on St. Swithin's day?
A legend says that as the Bishop lay on his deathbed, he asked to be buried out of doors, where he would be trodden on and rained on. For nine years, his wishes were followed, but then, the monks of Winchester attempted to remove his remains to a splendid shrine inside the cathedral on 15 July 971. According to legend there was a heavy rain storm either during the ceremony or on its anniversary.

This led to the old wives' tale (folklore) that if it rains on St Swithin's Day (July 15th), it will rain for the next 40 days in succession, and a fine 15th July will be followed by 40 days of fine weather.
However, according to the Met Office, this old wives' tale is nothing other than a myth. It has been put to the test on 55 occasions*, when it has been wet on St Swithin's Day and 40 days of rain did not follow.

What symbols are associated with St. Swithins?
The emblems of St. Swithin refer to the legend of the forty days' rain (raindrops) and the apples from the trees he planted.

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ORANGE MEN'S DAY - (Northern Ireland) - 13th JULY

Protestant Irish march with drums and pipes to commemorate the Battle of Boyne, which occurred on Ireland’s east coast in 1690. In Northern Ireland, it is a bank holiday. Schools and many businesses and organizations are closed. Some shops may be closed. Public transport services may run on their regular or special holiday timetables.
In 1690, William III of England defeated the exiled Catholic king James II at the Battle of the Boyne. James, who had been in France, had invaded Ireland with French troops.

Men wear orange sashes and black suits and bowler hats. Orange Day marches also take place in Birmingham and Liverpool, and in some parts of Canada, for example."

This day is known as "Orangemen's Day", "Orange Day", "the Glorious Twelfth" or just "the Twelfth". The day falls on July 12. However, if July 12 is a Saturday or Sunday, the bank holiday falls on Monday, July 13 or 14.

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WORLD REFUGEE DAY - 20th JUNE

2014 Theme:  "1 family torn apart by war is too many"

The United Nations' (UN) World Refugee Day is observed on June 20 each year. This event honors the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict and violence.
People honor the spirit and courage of millions of refugees worldwide on World Refugee Day. It is a day to recognize the contributions of refugees in their communities. Organizations such as Amnesty International and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) often get involved in various activities for the day. They may include:
  • Activist protests against using former prisons to detain migrants and asylum seekers.
  • Screenings of films about the lives of asylum seekers living in a western country.
  • Organization members visiting asylum seekers in detention to offer moral support.
  • Letters or petitions to governments on the treatment of asylum seekers in detention.
Some communities dedicate an entire week that includes World Refugee Day to encourage people to think about the lives of refugees and the human right to a secure place to that one can see as “home”.



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