The fifth of November,
Gunpowder, treason and plot!
We see no reason why
Should ever be forgot!
Last night, 5th November, people all over the UK celebrated Bonfire Night! It
commemorates the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 when Guy Fawkes and his fellow
conspirators tried and failed to blow up the English Parliament and King
James l. Find out more in this video and do the tasks about it.
Find out all about history of the November 5th celebrations in these great videos and articles from the BBC!
Try this Gunpowder Plot Game
Vocabulary (from BBC Learning English):
31st October is the «All Hallow’s Eve» Do you know the history of this celebration? Do you know why people dressed up? Do you know the origin of ‘trick of treating’? Below you will find a video and then an article so that you can learn more about the history of Halloween and also the controversy about celebrating it if you are Christian.
Reading: Halloween’s Pagan Roots and Alleged Evils Leave Many Asking: Should Christians Celebrate?
Now some videos and links to practise your reading, listening and speaking skills from the Englis BBC.
Listening Comprehension 1
Listening Comprehension 2 (video)
For the occasion, we spoke to our American friend and teacher John Derosa and some of his colleagues and students via Skype. We talked about different topics, but mainly Halloween and its tradition.
It was a very exciting and productive conversation and we will reapeat it for sure!
La próxima semana celebraremos Halloween en el CITA y realizaremos alguna actividad especial y específica de este día. Además, las familias de los niños y niñas de nuestros talleres de inglés están invitadas a venir y participar en las actividades que realizaremos con sus hijos.
Aquí os pongo la invitación que les daremos para que os hagan llegar. Animáos a venir si podéis porque lo pasaremos terroríficamente bien!!!
In our speaking sessions, we have been talking about the places we know in the UK and Ireland or those places you would like to visit.
I think you would like to have a look at these websites where you can read and learn more about these countries so that you have more information.
Discover Ireland HERE
Discover the United Kingdom HERE
It is some weeks since we finished the classes, and I have not had the chance of posting these photos taken when we said goodbye to the course. I just want to wish you a very happy summer. I hope to see you all in September.
Ya hace unas semanas que acabamos las clases y no he tenido ocasión de poneros estas fotos que hicimos en las despedidas del curso. Solo me queda desearos un feliz verano. Espero veros a todos en Septiembre.