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.
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.
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!
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.
Vocabulary (English- Spanish)
Easter tradition in Britain
All about Easter (traditions, activities, story)