CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD







CHRISTMAS WEBQUEST

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


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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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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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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SWEDEN WINS 2015 EUROVISION SONG CONTEST

It was an exciting evening at the Vienna where in front of thousands of people in the arena and millions of people on TV, Måns Zelmerlöw from Sweden  won the 2015 edition of Europe's Favourite TV Show with his song Heroes !



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MOTHER'S DAY IN USA - 10th MAY

  In the United States Mother's Day is a national holiday and is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm. On this day people reflect on the importance of mothers in their life and thank them for their unconditional love and support. Mother's Day is celebrated in USA in a big way and has been commercialized to a great extent. It is considered as the next big day after Christmas and Valentines Day. Phone lines record a heavy traffic and card sales reaches its peak and restaurants are filled to their maximum capacity. Traditions for this day generally include things like breakfast in the bed, giving flowers, cards or gifts, and treating them to a meal.

The history of mothers day - a tribute to activist mothers from the past and present.

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SHAKESPEARE AND CERVANTES WEBQUEST


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WORLD BOOK DAY - 23rd APRIL 2015

World Book and Copyright Day - April 23



By celebrating this Day throughout the world, UNESCO seeks to promote reading, publishing and the protection of intellectual property through copyright.

 A symbolic date for world literature for on this date and in the same year of 1616, Cervantes and Shakespeare all died. It was a natural choice for UNESCO's General Conference to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone, and in particular young people, to discover the pleasure of reading and gain a renewed respect for the irreplaceable contributions of those who have furthered the social and cultural progress of humanity.

23 April
The idea for this celebration originated in Catalonia where on 23 April, Saint George's Day, a rose is traditionally given as a gift for each book sold. St. George's day is celebrated in and around Catalonia and has been celebrated since 1436. He is the patron Saint of Catalonia.
In Catalonia St. George's day coincides with the Fair of the Book and the Rose. On this day every man offers a rose to his loved one (wife or fiancée), and in return she gives him a book. The book is in memory of Cervantes. This custom was started in 1926, to commemorate Cervantes death (author of "Don Quixote").

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SHAKESPEARE - PUZZLE

Do the puzzle



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EARTH DAY - 22nd APRIL


Earth Day is a name used for two different observances, both held worldwide annually. While some people celebrate Earth Day around the time of the vernal equinox, others observe the occasion on April 22 each year. Earth Day aims to inspire awareness of and appreciation for earth's environment. It is currently observed in more than 140 countries around the world.

Watch this video by Greenpeace "Give Earth a Hand"
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