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Groundhog Day

Last 2nd February people from some places of the United States celebrated «Groundhog Day»
We were talking about this festival and some other traditions in our speaking classes. Now it is time to keep on knowing more about this American tradition by clicking HERE.

Do you believe Phil’s weather prediction? In this case, we must prepare for six more weeks of winter!

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.

Thanksgiving Day 2013 in our Speaking Class

La semana pasada celebramos Thanksgiving hablando de la historia de dicha celebración americana. Además, el mismo jueves tuvimos una visita muy especial en nuestra clase de conversación de inglés, una buena amiga y antigua colaboradora americana del CITA. Con ella
estuvimos hablando de la tradicional costumbre de Acción de Gracias de
su país y otros aspectos de la vida y cultura americana. Todo un placer,
como siempre, contar con su presencia. Los asistentes tuvieron la oportunidad de poner en práctica sus conocimientos con una nativa que además les contó muchas cosas interesantes de algunos de los aspectos de la forma de vida americana.

Nuevamente…. muchas gracias Patricia por acompañarnos.

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):

United Kingdom and Ireland

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

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