HAPPY WORLD BOOK DAY!

The World Book Day is an international event organised by UNESCO to promote reading. We celebrate it on the 23rd of April because both William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes died on that day. They died 400 years ago, in 1616.

English Language Day is also celebrated on the same day to honour William Shakespeare, the most important author in English. Click on the picture and learn more about the author of famous books as "Romeo and Juliet" or "Hamlet"


Maybe you have seen the films or the series, but how much do you know about the original books? Click on the pictures and try the quizzes!




And the most important thing ...


SAINT PATRICK´S DAY

On the 17th of March the Irish celebrate the day of their patron saint. On this day you can see on TV Irish people (and not only the Irish!) dressing in green, going to colourful parades and celebrating in pubs, but do you know who was Saint Patrick? Click on the image and find out more.



All this icons are related to Ireland and St. Patrick´s Day. Do you know why? Check out in this interactive book.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py3cvo1vqSE How do people celebrate St. Patrick in Dublin? And outside Ireland? Click on this link and find out.

http://webquests.cthivin.free.fr/Site4/IRELAND.htm Let´s learn more about Ireland by doing this webquest.




INTERNATIONAL WOMEN´S DAY

The International Women´s Day is celebrated every 8th of March raise awareness of respect and love towards women for their achievements in different fields; social, political, economic, scientific or artist.
Click on the picture and learn more about Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928). She was the leader of the British suffragette movement who helped women win the right to vote.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tp8R0FFRsV8

HAPPY SAINT VALENTINE!

Can you guess the meaning of these idioms about love?







Click on the image and find out more about this celebration with this interactive book



Click on the links and you will find some nice quotes if you want to surprise that special one with a nice postcard.









ROCKABYE

This song by the British band Clean Bandit, Anne-Marie and Sean Paul is currenty a hit in a lot of countries, Spain included. Choose difficulty level and enjoy this song about the unconditional love of a single mother.

http://es.lyricstraining.com/en/play/clean-bandit-sean-paul-annemarie/rockabye/H5ofqYNWB5

DESCRIBING PICTURES

One of the tasks in the oral test of this term will be to describe a picture from your reading book. Click on the picture to watch an useful video with expressions (in English and also in French) used when describing a picture.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lzfD2rLpm8

CHRISTMAS IS COMING!

Click on the image and learn more about Christmas in this interactive book.




Some Christmas games and activities. Choose your favoute one and play! http://www.topmarks.co.uk/christmas/christmasgames.aspx

LET´S SING!!

All I want for Christmas is you 

All I want for Christmas is you (Karaoke version)

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Beyonce sings this famous Christmas song.

Happy Christmas (War is over) John Lennon wrote this song about Christmas, and about peace too. Subtitles in English and Spanish










THANKSGIVING DAY

Maybe you have seen "The Simpsons" Thanksgiving episode, but do you know the origin of this American celebration, or what is "Black Friday" about?
Click on the picture and find out more about Thanksgiving.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZvtRytTUvc
The First Thanksgiving, by J.L.G. Ferris (c. 1912-5) . Source: Wikipedia Commons

ANOTHER WAY OF LEARNING IRREGULAR VERBS

Do you find it difficult to learn irregular verbs? Well, music can make it easier, and more fun!

video

CAN´T STOP THE FEELING!!

Have you listened to this song on the radio, but you don´t know the lyrics? Click on the picture and choose difficulty level or the karaoke option to practise your English with this upbeat song by Justin Timberlake.



600 most common words in English

Do you want to know which are the 600 most common words in English for international communication? Check out this link. How many of these words do you know?

http://www.help2say.com/questions/1149/the-first-600-most-common-words-in-english-for-international-communication