TO BE PAST


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



Read this interactive book about Easter


Now, after reading the book, play the interactive game below to practise your Easter vocabulary.



If you want to review and check what you know about Easter you can play with this wonderful activity







EASTER IN BRITAIN


In the UK, schools close for two weeks at Easter time. Read on to find out more about how Easter is celebrated in Britain.



What does it mean?

Easter is a spring festival of new life. As a pagan tradition it is the beginning of growth and new life after the cold, winter months. The name comes from the Anglo-Saxon goddess of the dawn and spring - Eostre. For Christians, Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ and practising Christians attend special church services at Easter time. Easter celebrates life and rebirth, which is why we see lots of symbols of new life and fertility at Easter, like eggs, chicks and rabbits.

When is it?

Unlike Christmas, Easter isn’t on the same date each year. It takes place on the first Sunday after the first full moon of spring. Schoolchildren and students in the UK have a two-week holiday at Easter time which is almost as long as the Christmas holiday. It’s also the first public holiday after Christmas and everyone looks forward to their Easter break as a moment to relax, have a short holiday or visit family and friends.

Chocolate eggs

For most British children Easter means chocolate Easter eggs. The shops are full of bright Easter displays decorated with chicks, rabbits and flowers, all with the objective of selling chocolate eggs in huge numbers. And it works! Ninety million chocolate eggs are sold in the UK each year, and each child receives on average eight chocolate eggs. The eggs are sold in cardboard boxes and sometimes there’s more packaging than chocolate!  Some people believe that too much chocolate is eaten at Easter time and most doctors and dentists would advise people to eat Easter eggs in moderation.

Other “egg-straordinary” traditions

In the UK, chocolate is definitely the most popular way to enjoy eggs at Easter. But there are some less sugary traditions, too. Chickens’ eggs are painted and decorated to give as presents, and eggs are also hidden for children to find as part of an “egg hunt”. Some places even hold competitions to see who can roll an egg down a hill without it breaking! Hot cross buns are typical cakes that are made at Easter time. They are like spiced bread rolls with raisins and they always have a cross shape on top. They are delicious served hot with butter.

TRADITIONS AND LEGENDS IN MALAGA


CHRIST OF BLOOD
In a city with such a maritime tradition as Malaga, there had to be a legend linked to the fishermen. According to the story, a group of fishermen were at sea fishing off their boat when they were surprised by a sudden storm and, unfortunately, the waves swept them away from the coast. Despite all their efforts they were unable to control the boat and get back to land. Under menacing black clouds and in the midst of enormous waves they entrusted their souls to the Lord, sure that their end was near. However, following their prayers a ray of light lit the Heavens and the waters calmed in the middle of the waves, place in which the sculpture of a Christ Crucified appeared. The seamen immediately steered their boat towards the image, which they rescued from the sea and saw that blood was flowing the side. The storm finally blew itself out and they were able to return to land safe and sound and with the image of Christ Crucified, which was taken to the old Convent de la Merced, where it has been venerated since as the Cristo de la Sangre (Christ of Blood).

TRADITIONS AND LEGENDS - THE PARDONED PRISONER


It is said that in times of Charles III a serious epidemic of plague struck the city and a great many people died. Those who did survive where so weak that it was almost impossible for them to hold the processions to implore for the end of the epidemic. However, one of the places where the disease had struck with less virulence was the prison and the prisoners, knowing what was happening outside the walls that held them captive, asked the prison governor for permission carry in procession the image of Christ named Nuestro Padre Jesús "El Rico" . When the authorities refused, based on the well-founded fear that the prisoners would take advantage of the occasion to escape, these decided to rebel and fulfil their promise to carry out the procession as requested. When the procession had finished all of the prisoners returned as promised, except one, who came back the next day with a sculpture of the head of St. John the Baptist Beheaded, which he placed beside the bed of a cellmate, who was ill. The prisoner, just like the rest of the population of Malaga, recovered a few days later. The King, moved by the generous action of the prisoners issued a Decree by which, every year during the procession of Jesus el Rico, a prisoner would be set free. This tradition has been conserved to our days and HM King Juan Carlos I continues to sign the Pardon each year, the freed prisoner accompanying “El Rico” in its procession through the streets of the city, following a ceremony at Government Offices in which the Pardon is read and, more importantly, the prisoner receives the blessing of Our Father Jesus “El Rico” , for which purpose the sculpture’s right arm is articulated.


HOLY WEEK MUSIC

It is well known that one of Malaga’s nicknames is " Cantaora " ("singing" Malaga) and this enthusiasm we have for music here in this corner of the south is embodied in our Holy Week. Music is not only an accompaniment for the processions, but it is also an element essential for creating an atmosphere than invites meditation, joy, sincere prayer or moments of religious exaltation.





GUIDE FOR THE HOLY WEEK IN MÁLAGA



Guide for the Holy Week in Malaga 2016, Spain. All relevant information about processions,societies, routes and maps,time Schedule of the Holy Week of Malaga 2016.
The Holy Week will start on the 20 of March  (Palm Sunday) and will end on the 27 of March 2016 (Easter Sunday)

Guide for the Holy Week in Málaga 2016

TRADITIONALS FOOD OF HOLY WEEK IN SPAIN

FISH STEWS

Since meat is typically prohibited, many of the dishes served during Holy Week are made with fish. Many restaurant daily specials will feature fish and vegetables, according to the website andalucia.com. One typical dish is made with chickpeas, spinach and cod. Some recipes leave out the cod to make a completely vegetarian dish. This dish also features plenty of garlic sautéed in olive oil along with leeks. Soaked and boiled chickpeas are then added. Finally, soaked salt cod and chopped spinach are added to make a flavorful stew.

GARLIC SOUP

Another prominent dish during Holy Week is a soup made from garlic, according to "Food Culture in Spain." The soup is made from garlic, oil, bread, water and eggs. Typically served in Northern Spain in earthenware bowls, this soup will warm your soul and spirit.


DESERTS

During Holy Week a number of mouth-watering desserts are served. Arroz con leche, or rice pudding, is typically served during Holy Week. Most bakeries during Holy Week make a favorite traditional food, torrijas, according to the website andalucia.com. Torrijas is similar to French toast. Stale bread is soaked in milk and then dipped into eggs. They are pan-fried in butter on both sides and then topped with cinnamon, sugar and honey.


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SAINT PATRICK'S DAY TREASURE





                                               SAINT PATRICK'S DAY TREASURE

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ST PATRICK'S DAY - VOCABULARY


Here you can practice about Saint Patrick's Day vocabulary with the following activities:



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SAINT PATRICK'S DAY 17th MARCH


DISCOVERING IRELAND
http://cnode3.slideboom.com/presentations/144048/presentation.swf?slideboom_skin=1

ST. PATRICK'S DAY- COMPREHENSION ORAL TEST


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FULL ENGLISH BREAKFAST

How to Make a Full English Breakfast

MR  BEAN SANDWICH


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