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Transitions and Linking Words (Intermediate & Conversation)

Hi everyone

We have already mentioned the importance of guiding our interlocutor all along the text (both oral and written); that’s why we need to make an effort to try to incorporate  as much ‘signaling’ to our speech as we can, not only when writing but also when speaking. The ultimate goal is not other than making it easier to understand the text as well as building up a more formal structure . As you will see, there are different kinds of connectors depending on our intention (e.g. contrast, comparison, conclusion, etc.).
So, please have a look at both the link and the clip pasted below and do your best to start using transition words and connectors from now on. 
Any queries please do not hesitate to let me know.
Greetings
Israel


Burns Night

«Each year Scottish people across t
he world celebrate an unique dinner
known as ‘Burns Night’. This is to remember a famous Scottish poet
called Robert Burns.» (British Council)

Today, 25th January, is the very day when this is celebrated. If you want to read more about this tradition, click HERE. You will also find interesting videos and facts about the Scottish culture and food.

You may know that the traditional meal in Scotland is ‘haggis,’ a kind of our ‘morcilla’ served in very different ways. Robert Burns wrote a poem called «Adress to haggis» about it. You can learn new vocabulary HERE with this poem and also listen to it.

Guy Fawkes Day and Bonfire Night

Remember remember
The fifth of November,
Gunpowder, treason and plot!
We see no reason why
Gunpowder treason
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):

Halloween 2013

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.

Reading Comprehension

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!

EASTER

Now that Easter holidays are coming, it is time to learn everything related to this well-known festival. On the webpages below you will learn about vocabulary and tradition, a good way to practise and learn new aspects of the culture of the English speaking countries.

     
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Vocabulary (English- Spanish)

Easter tradition in Britain

All about Easter (traditions, activities, story)

Easter recipes    CUTEST-EVER EASTER CUPCAKES

Easter Crossword

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