THE MEANS OF TRANSPORT




The means of transport

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PAST SIMPLE AND PAST CONTINUOUS

"Jealous Guy" is a song by John Lennon from The
Beatles. Jealous is an adjective that describes a person
who wants what other people have.

The song is good to practice English because it uses the
past continuous.


Listen to the music video and try the listening exercise.









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SPRING EQUINOX - 20TH MARCH

As the Earth travels around the Sun in its orbit, the north to south position of the Sun changes over the course of the year due to the changing orientation of the Earth's tilted rotation axes. The dates of zero tilt of the Earth's equator correspond to the Spring Equinox and Autumn Equinox.

What are Equinoxes?
Equinoxes occur when the axis of rotation of the earth (i.e. the line form the N to S poles) is exactly parallel to the direction of motion of the earth around the sun. This happens on just two days of the year, the spring and autumn equinoxes. This means that day length is exactly the same (12 hours) at all points on the earth's surface on these days (except right at each pole, where it will be about to change from permanent light to dark, or vice versa).


Where does the name Equinox come from?
The name is derived from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night), because at the equinox the night and day are nearly equally long.

How many times a year does a Equinox occur?
Equinoxes occur twice a year.

The Spring Equinox
The Spring Equinox is the first day of spring season and occurs when the sun passes the equator moving from the southern to the northern hemisphere. The North Pole begins to lean toward the sun again.
Day and night have approximately the same length.
Spring Equinox is near 20 March.
The posh name for Spring Equinox is Vernal Equinox.

Did you know?
Equinoxes do not always occur on the same day each year, and generally will occur about 6 hours later each year, with a jump of a day (backwards) on leap years.

Why do the equinoxes not always occur on the same day each year?
The reason is due to the time the Earth takes to go around the Sun and our calendar.
The Earth takes approximately 365.25 days to go around the Sun, yet our year is 365 days. Every 4 years, we have a leap year where another day is added to our calendar to make up for the 4 missing quarters. It is important to do this so that there is not a gradual drift of date through the seasons.

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ST PATRICK'S DAY -17th MARCH

HAPPY  ST PATRICKS DAY...









Find out more about St Patrick's and Ireland while doing activities:

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Vocabulary: 123456, 7, 8, 9, 10

Jumbled sentences: 1234 , 5


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MARCH 8th: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY


International Women's Day 2017 Theme:

Be Bold For Change






March is Women's History Month in some countries
and March, 8 is, as you know, International Women's Day,
a date worth celebrating, don't you think?
How many famous women have you heard of?
and I don't mean "celebrities" but rulers, writers, scientists, etc.
Famous women: 1, 2, 3, 4
List of Women writers: 1, 2
List of Women scientists: 1, 2, 3
Women who left their "stamps" on History




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St. DAVID'S DAY - THE NATIONAL DAY OF WALES

When is St. David's Day?Where is wales
St David's Day is on 1 March.
St David's Day is celebrated in Wales on 1 March, in honour of St David (Dewi Sant), the patron saint of Wales.
What does the flag of St David look like?

This is the flag of St David. It is not the flag of Wales


Who was St David?
St David (Dewi Sant was a Celtic monk, abbot and bishop, who lived in the sixth century. He spread the word of Christianity across Wales.
The most famous story about Saint David tells how he was preaching to a huge crowd and the ground is said to have risen up, so that he was standing on a hill and everyone had a better chance of hearing him.

What is the national emblems of Wales?
daffodilThe national emblems of Wales are daffodils and leeks.
St David's Day is commemorated by the wearing of daffodils or leeks. Both plants are traditionally regarded as national emblems.

The Leek
leeksThere are many explanations of how the leek came to be adopted as the national emblem of Wales. One is that St David advised the Welsh, on the eve of battle with the Saxons, to wear leeks in their caps to distinguish friend from the enemy. Shakespeare mentions in Henry V, that the Welsh archers wore leeks at the battle of Agincourt in 1415.

What is Wales' National Dress?
On St David's Day, some children in Wales dress in their national costume, which consists of a tall black hat, white frilled cap and long dress. The national flag of Wales, depicting a fiery red dragon (Y Ddraig Goch) against a green and white background, is also flown.
What is the Naional Flag of Wales?
What is the Naional Flag of Wales?


ST DAVID'S DAY - PATRON SAINT OF WALES

Who was Saint David?