WORLD HELLO DAY - 21st NOVEMBER

November 21, 2017 is the 45th 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.


UNIT 2 - 2º ESO






Let's do some exercises!!



Past Simple vs. Continuous Games: 1,


"Jealous guy" - John Lennon:




What were they doing in the mural City Life by Victor Mikhail Arnautoff?




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


MY HOUSE


Vocabulary 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

My family's House 1, 2, 3, 4


TALK ABOUT YOUR HOUSE/FLAT


 GAMES


DECORATE






THERE WAS / THERE WERE - 2º ESO



There was / were: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

PAST SIMPLE - REGULAR VERBS (Listen, read and do the activities)

PAST SIMPLE - IRREGULAR VERBS (Listen, rean and do the activities)

THE PAST - REGULAR AND IRREGULAR VERBS






SIMPLE PAST:

Pronouncing the -ED ending. Read, listen and practise: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Affirmative Form:
Regular verbs: 1, 2, 3, 4
Irregular:  2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Regular and Irregular: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 67
Negative Form: 1, 2

KITTY'S SCHOOL DAY

WORLD TEACHERS' DAY - 5th OCTOBER

The slogan for World Teachers’ Day 2017 is “Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers.
Over 100 countries express their teacher appreciation by observing World Teachers' Day. The efforts of many parents and teachers’ organizations have contributed to this widespread recognition. Every
year, public awareness campaigns are launched to highlight the contributions of the teaching profession.
On this day, teachers, and organizations worldwide mobilise to ensure that the needs of future generations are taken into consideration in this increasingly complex, multicultural and technological world.

According to UNESCO, World Teachers' Day represents a significant token of the awareness, understanding and teacher appreciation displayed for the vital contribution that these professionals make to education and development.









FIRST DAY OF AUTUMN - 23rd SEPTEMBER


On 22 or 23 September, the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night are nearly equal in all parts of the world.
This day is known as the autumnal equinox.
The Reason for the Seasons
Many people think that some parts of the year are hotter because we're nearer to the Sun, but the real reason is that the Earth is wonky (tilted).
Why do we have seasons?
We have seasons because the earth is tilted (wonky) as it makes its yearly journey around the sun.
The Earth's tilt
The Earth's axis is tilted at an angle of 23.5 degrees. This means that the Earth is always "pointing" to one side as it goes around the Sun. So, sometimes the Sun is in the direction that the Earth is pointing, but not at other times. The varying amounts of sunlight around the Earth during the year, creates the seasons.
The tilt of the Earth's AXIS is the most important reason why seasons occur.
We have hot summers and cold winters because of the tilt of the Earth's axis.
The tilt of the Earth means the Earth will lean towards the Sun (Summer) or lean away from the Sun (Winter) 6 months later. In between these, Spring and Autumn will occur.
Autumn
The north pole begins to move away from the Sun. The Sun rises lower in the sky so the days start getting shorter. When the Sun is at its mid-point in the sky, we reach the 'autumn equinox', around 22 September. Day and night are both 12 hours long and its the beginning of autumn.




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.

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.
 


GREAT FIRE OF LONDON




At one o'clock in the morning on 2 September 1666, Thomas Farriner was asleep over his bakehouse in Pudding Lane, in the City of London, when a servant rushed in to wake him. The bedroom was full of smoke and the staircase was already in flames. He and his wife and daughter , with the servant, escaped through a small window and watched the blaze spread to his neighbours timber houses. The Great Fire of London had begun. What started as a small small fire raged for four days as an enormous fire, destroying two thirds of the City: 13,200 houses, 430 streets and 89 churches. The fire could be seen from forty miles round the capital.


How do we know so much about the Fire of London?
The reason why we know so many details about the fire is that two men who were alive at that time kept diaries in which they described the dramatic events. The names of these two people were Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn.
Fire Prevention
To prevent such a disaster happening again King Charles ll commanded that all new houses in London should be of stone and brick not wood. Christopher Wren constructed St Paul's Cathedral (between 1675 and 1711) as well as many churches.
 Monument
Not long after the fire a momument, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, was erected between 1671 and 1677, as the City's memorial to the Great Fire in 1666.

PRINCESS DIANA, 20th 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.


QUE SERA SERA SONG BY DORIS DAY



When I was just a little girl
I asked my mother, what will I be
Will I be pretty, will I be rich
Here's what she said to me.

Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours, to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.

When I was young, I fell in love
I asked my sweetheart what lies ahead
Will we have rainbows, day after day
Here's what my sweetheart said.

Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours, to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.

Now I have children of my own
They ask their mother, what will I be
Will I be handsome, will I be rich
I tell them tenderly.

Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours, to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.

YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE

You'll Never Walk Alone - The Story of the most famous song in Football




Factfile:
*  The Rogers & Hammerstein song was originally written for the 1945 musical Carousel.
*  Frank Sinatra was the first artist to take this song into the charts (#9 on the Billboard charts in 1945).
*  In the original musical Carousel, the song was sung to inspire a pregnant female character after the death of  her husband.
*  The Pink Floyd song Fearless ends by fading into a recording of Liverpool Football Club fans singing this song.
*  In 1985 a version by The Crowd returned the song to No.1. Gerry Marsden of Gerry and the Pacemakers was again the lead vocalist. Zack Starkey, Ringo Starr's son, was on drums, making him and Ringo the first father and son to both have UK No1s.





Origins as a Football Anthem:

In the 1960's the DJ at Liverpool's Anfield would play the top ten albums in order, with the number one album of the time being You'll Never Walk Alone playing last, right before game time. The fans took to singing it even after the album dropped from the top ten and the "anthem" has stuck ever since. Celtic, Hibernian, Feyenoord, and FC Twente have also adopted the song.

List of Artists Who've Recorded YNWA:
Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Mario Lanza, Roy Hamilton, Louis Armstrong, Claramae Turner, Perry Como, Adicts, Nina Simone, Malcolm Vaughan, Shirley Bassey, Doris Day, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Ray Charles, Patti Labelle, The Righteous Brothers, Elvis Presley, Tom Jones, Johnny Maestro, Aretha Franklin, Lee Towers, Frankie Vaughan, Olivia Newton-John, Kiri te Kanawa, Smoking Popes, Bryn Terfel, The Three Tenors, Die Toten Hosen, Johnny Cash, Renee Fleming, Alicia Keys, Jordin Sparks

WILL vs GOINTG TO - FOOTBALL

If you like football, you will surely enjoy this game. Besides, it will help you practise grammar. In this game, you will find ten sentences and you will need to complete them with the right choice: future simple with will or future with going to. Read the sentences carefully and don't get confused with structures. If your answers are correct, you will have the chance to challenge the goalkeeper for a penalty shootout.
 PENALTY  SHOOTERS


WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY - 5th JUNE


World Environment Day is held each year on the 5th of June. It is one of the main vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and raises political attention and actions.

Watch this amazing BBC video on man and our planet. Human Planet



WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2016

CORONATION DAY: GUN SALUTE 2nd JUNE

On 2nd June 1953, the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place. Villages, towns and cities across the UK were decorated in red, white and blue bunting, and in London the roads were packed with people waiting to see the royal processions. The Coronation was the first ever to be televised, and the sales of TV. sets rocketed. Most homes before the coronation had no television. Many people bought a television for this special occasion. Compared to our present day ones, the televisions in the 1950s were black and white, as colour-sets were not available then, and the tiny 14-inch screen was the most popular size.

Where did the Coronation take place?

Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in Westminster Abbey in London, in a ceremony that lasted almost three hours, starting at 11:15 am. The crowning of the Sovereign is an ancient ceremony which has taken place at Westminster Abbey for over 900 years. Before the Abbey was built, Coronations were carried out wherever was convenient, for example at Bath, Oxford and Canterbury. Towards the end of the ceremony the Queen was handed the four symbols of authority:
1. the orb - representing the Sovereign's role as Defender of the Faith.
2.the sceptre with the cross- representing Christianity over the British Empire (not politically correct today)
3.the rod of mercy (sceptre with the dove) - symbolising the Holy Ghost
4.the Coronation ring (often referred to as 'The Wedding Ring of England')

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Geoffrey Fisher, then placed St Edward's Crown on her head to complete the ceremony. The St. Edward's Crown, made in 1661,weighs 4 pounds and 12 ounces and is made of solid gold. The Queen replaced her father, King George VI, as monarch following his death on 6 February 1952.


 A 41-gun salute at 12 noon fired by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery in Hyde Park, London.




MEMORIAL DAY - USA - 29th MAY

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that is held on the last Monday of May every year. This holiday is a day of remembrance of those Americans who serve in the military and a way of honoring all the men, women and their families who were in the military and died while serving their country. The military includes the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, National Guard, Coast Guard and some civilian groups who work for the military. Soldiers who have retired from the military use this holiday to remember their fellow servicemen and women who died during wars, or while working to protect others.

Before Memorial Day, Americans celebrated a different holiday called Decoration Day that was very similar to the holiday we have now as it served to recognize and remember American soldiers. In 1882, Decoration Day became Memorial Day but many people did not recognize the new name for the holiday. It was not until 1967 that Memorial Day was declared a federal holiday by the United States government, which means businesses, schools and government run buildings are closed in remembrance of the military and all that the people who volunteer their time for serving to protect civilians.



ELECTRONIC DEVICES - UNIT 8



Let's practise the Future of Intention OR "Going to":
12,45 , 6 ,7 9 101112, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

Listening
1, 2, 3

WE'RE GOING TO THE ZOO - SONG







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INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY - 18th MAY

Every year since 1977, International Museum Day is held worldwide sometime
around 18 May. From
America and Oceania to Europe, Asia and Africa, International Museum Day aims to increase public awareness of the role of museums in developing society.

The theme:  ""Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums".."



The objective of International Museum Day is to raise awareness of the fact that, “Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.” Organised on and around 18 May each year, the events and activities planned to celebrate International Museum Day can last a day, a weekend or a whole week.
Participation in International Museum Day is growing among museums all over the world. In 2016, more than 35,000 museums participated in the event in some 145 countries.

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FOOD AND DRINK


VOCABULARY


COUNTABLE AND UNCONTABLE


Welcome to Trolley Dash! You have sixty seconds to collect everything on your shopping list. Finish in time and move to the next level.
http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/fun-games/trolley-dash
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WHAT´S FOR DINNER?


FOOD:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

Countable or Uncountable Nouns?: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
What's the best measure word?
A/ an: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Some/Any: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
A, an, some, any:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Plural of Countable Nouns: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
There is/are : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
All of this together!: 1, 2


 Games  How Healthy you are.

Learn to cook:



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EASTER SUNDAY IN MÁLAGA

It is Easter Sunday, the Day of Resurrection; the joyful day of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. In the Gospels it is modestly told how, on this sunday morning the women visited Jesus' tomb and realised he had come back to life.
The procession of El Resucitado is Malaga's celebration of the resurrection of the Lord and it is the last procession in the Holy Week Malaga. Nazarenes from each and every one of the societies take part together, creating a colorful cortege.
The procession of this day is:




"EL PASO" THE PASSION IN RIOGORDO (MÁLAGA)




Riogordo villagers unite for annual Passion play. Anyone looking for an Easter tradition that is slightly different to the procession may be interested in going to Riogordo to watch the famous "El Paso" passion play the life and death of Christ reenacted in a stunning open air spectacle.



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