ROCKEFELLER CENTER CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a world-wide symbol of the holidays in New York City. The 2016 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit for the first time on Wednesday, November 30, with live performances from 7–9pm, at Rockefeller Plaza, between West 48th and West 51st Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Thousands will crowd the sidewalks for the event and millions will watch it live across the globe. The Tree will remain lit and can be viewed until 9pm on January 7, 2017.



ST ANDREW'S DAY - 30th NOVEMBER

The National Day of Scotland

When is St Andrew's Day?
St Andrew's Day is on 30 November.
St Andrew's Day is celebrated in Scotland on 30 November, in honour of St Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland.

What does the flag of St Andrew look like?

                                                   St Andrew's flag is also the flag of Scotland

Who was St Andrew?
St. Andrew was one of Christ's twelve apostles. Some of his bones are said to have been brought to what is now St. Andrews in Fife during the 4th century. Since medieval times the X-shaped saltire cross upon which St. Andrew was supposedly crucified has been the Scottish national symbol.

What is the national emblems of Scotland?
The national emblem and national flower of Scotland is the thistle, a prickly-leaved purple flower which was first used in the 15th century as a symbol of defence.
The Scottish Bluebell is also seen as the flower of Scotland.

What is the National Dress of /Scotland?
The national dress of Scotland is a kilt with shirt, waistcoat and tweed jacket, stockings with garter flashes, brogue shoes and a sporran.

  

Try this online quiz about St. Andrew




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PEOPLE AT WORK







The vocabulary of jobs and professions in English and Spanish. 

Learn: 1, 2 and practise:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 810, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

Read "My working day"

Sophie is working in Cairo this week. Oliver, Alfie and Daisy are working hard for their end-of-year exams.


We use the present continuous (am/is/are + -ing) to talk about temporary things which have begun but haven't finished. They are often happening now, at this moment. 


GAME 1Click the workers to learn more about their jobs. (Right click and open a new tab, please)
GAME 2: Concentrate yourself and make pairs.
GAME 3: Listen and learn about everyone's job in the family. Move the items to the correct position.
GAME 4: Hangman

The vocabulary of jobs and professions in English and Spanish.






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BLACK FRIDAY

In this video students have to do some multiple choice activities, the first one has to do with Thanksgiving and Black Friday's meanings whereas the other is related to some vocabulary aspects that the virtual teacher asks students to decide, from three possible answers which is the RIGHT answer.




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THANKSGIVING IS COMING.......

WORLD HELLO DAY - 21st NOVEMBER

November 21, 2016 is the 44th annual World Hello Day. Anyone can participate in World Hello Day simply by greeting ten people. This demonstrates the importance of personal communication for preserving peace.

World Hello Day was begun in response to the conflict between Egypt and Israel in the Fall of 1973. Since then, World Hello Day has been observed by people in 180 countries.

People around the world use the occasion of World Hello Day as an opportunity to express their concern for world peace. Beginning with a simple greeting on World Hello Day, their activities send a message to leaders, encouraging them to use communication rather than force to settle conflicts.
31 winners of the Nobel Peace Prize are among the people who have realized World Hello Day's value as an instrument for preserving peace and as an occasion that makes it possible for anyone in the world to contribute to the process of creating peace.
    Brian McCormack, a Ph.D. graduate of Arizona State University, and Michael McCormack, a graduate of Harvard University, work together to promote this annual global event.


STIR - UP SUNDAY - 20th NOVEMBER


The last Sunday of the Christian Church Year. A traditional day to make the Christmas pudding.

CHRISTMAS  PUDDING DAY

Stir-up Sunday is the traditional day for everyone in the family to take a turn at stirring the Christmas pudding, whilst making a wish.
Before Christmas pudding were sold ready-made in foil containers, there were always made at home. They were made a month before Christmas day so the flavours had plenty of time to develop befoere Christmas.



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INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S RIGHT DAY - 20th NOVEMBER

International Children’s day

November 20th : Children’s rights Day

The Children’s day (or Children’s rights day) is celebrated every 20th of November ; This day marks the anniversary of the International convention for Children’s rights of November 20th 1989.

History of Children’s Day

In 1954, the UN recommended that « every country should introduce a Children’s Day which will be devoted to fraternity and to comprehension among children of the world, and which will stand out by activities encouraging Children’s well-being throughout the world. » (1)
If the UN « suggests to governments of each states to observe children’s Day on the day and in the way that best suit them », events of 1959 and 1989 designate inevitably the 20th November.
In fact, on November 20th 1959, the UN adopted the Children’s rights declaration, and on November 20th 1989, almost all of the states taking part in the UN ratified the International Convention for Children’s rights.To this day, only the United-States and Somalia have not ratified this convention.

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