Friday, March 17, 2017

ST PATRICK'S DAY

Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17th. In Ireland, Saint Patrick’s Day is a holy day and a national holiday. Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland as he was the one who brought Christianity to the Irish. 
Do you know the story of St. Patricks?



Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated in countries around the world by people with Irish heritage. They wear green and take part in festivities and parades. The New York City parade is very famous. It lasts for hours.

Ireland is a beautiful country. Have a look!

Monday, March 13, 2017

HOLI, FESTIVAL OF COLOURS

Holi is a spring festival also known as the festival of colours and the festival of love.  It is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of the world.

Although the festival date varies every year, Holi is usually celebrated in March. It means the arrival of spring,  end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair ruptured relationships.






Do you like festivals? 
Festivals are held all over the world.  Read the book below to find out about other fun festivals.



Pay atention to this signs on the book

  • Quiz activities to aid comprehension
  • a zoom option to make text easier to read
  • a notes feature to leave handy reminders
  • audio to demonstrate correct pronunciation 

Friday, February 24, 2017

CARNIVAL AROUND THE WORLD

Carnival is a public festival which takes place in many cities and towns in many countries around the world. It is in February or March each year. Carnival can sometimes last for several weeks. In some places there is only one day of celebration. There are often street parades, bands, costumes and many people wear masks.

 

Have a look at some of the most famous carnivals


NEW ORLEANS - MARDI GRAS


 VENICE




MEET A MASK MAKER  


http://elblogdeprp.blogspot.com.es/search/label/Carnival



Monday, February 6, 2017

SIMPLE PAST

Watch this video to revise the past tense of regular and irregular verbs




If you want to practise, click below


Sunday, February 5, 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD

Today is School day of non-violence and peace. It advocates a permanent education in and for harmony, tolerance, solidarity, respect for human rights, non-violence and peace.
It is observed on January 30 every year, on the anniversary of the death of Mahatma Gandhi.

Sing with me this beautiful song by Louis Armstrong to celebrate this day
 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR

Today is Chinese New Year's Day.  It's an important festival for 1/5 of the world population!  
Chinese families gather together for dinner on New Year's Eve and clean their houses to sweep away bad fortune on New Year's Day. Traditionally, kids are given red envelopes with "lucky money" and positive wishes on New Year's Day.

There are celebrations all over the world: fireworks, lighting firecrackers, traditional lion dances and great parades in many cities... even in Madrid!
One of the most popular figures in a Chinese parade is the dragon. Do you want to know more about them? Click on the image.
http://kidworldcitizen.org/2012/01/07/the-anatomy-of-a-chinese-dragon/

The anatomy of a Chinese dragon:


the head of a camel,
the horns of a stag (male deer),
the eyes of a demon,
the ears of a cow,
the neck of a snake,
the belly of a clam,
the scales of a carp,
the claws of an eagle,
the paws of a tiger.

2017 is the year of the ROOSTER


According to the Chinese Zodiac, a different animal represents each new year. What is yours? Click HERE to find it out. Click on your animal to discover your lucky numbers and colours, your personality and fortune in 2017.

THE STORY OF CHINESE NEW YEAR


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