Sunday, 23 April 2017

WORLD BOOK DAY

Today is 23rd April and it's a celebration in more than a 100 countries, including Spain. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, it's celebrated on the first Thursday in March.
It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of READING. On this date in 1616, 2 famous writers: Cervantes and Shakespeare  died.
World Book Day was celebrated for the first time on 23rd April 1995.
Do you like reading? What are your favourite books? Adventures? Mystery? Horror? Science-fiction? Comics?  Legends? Fairy tales? Fantasy? Historical? Poetry?
Write a comment and tell me.




Saturday, 22 April 2017

TWO UNIVERSAL AUTHORS: CERVANTES & SHAKESPEARE


Tomorrow is 23rd April. This date commemorates the death of two universal writers: Shakespeare and Cervantes. They both died in 1616.
Miguel de Cervantes is possibly the most famous Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright.



He was born in September 1547 in Alcalá de Henares, a city near Madrid (Spain). He was the fourth of seven children. His father was a doctor and his paternal grandfather was a lawyer. When he was young he started writing short poems. He lived in Italy. Before being a writer, he was a soldier  in a regiment of the Spanish Navy. Did you know that he was in prison for five years?

His most famous novel “El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de La Mancha” was published in 1605. It was very popular and Cervantes published the second part in 1615. 
He also wrote poems, dramas and comedies.
William Shakespeare is considered  the greatest writer in English Literature. 

He was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, a town near Birmingham (England, UK) en 1564. He was the third of eight children. His father was a prosperous merchant. He was a poet, dramatist and actor. He wrote poems, comedies, tragedies, romance, historical plays...
His most famous dramas are: Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, Romeo and Juliet...

  




Thursday, 20 April 2017

VIDEO: FOOD AND DRINK

This video and its rights are a property of Mary Glasgow Publications.
The share in this blog has no commercial, but educational purposes.


Abby: My name’s Abby and I’m a Culture Crew presenter. This is Sophia.

Sophia: Hi!

Abby: Today our topic is …

Sophia: Food and drink.

Beans on Toast

Abby: Beans on toast is a popular British snack

Sophia: How do you make it?

Abby: You need some bread, some butter, and very important: a tin of beans

Sophia: Beans?

Abby: These are beans in tomato sauce

Sophia: What utensils do you need?

Abby: You need a saucepan, a toaster, a knife and a wooden spoon.

Sophia: You’ll also need a tin-opener Abby!

Abby: Oh, oops!

Abby: OK. Open the tin. Be careful!

Abby: Put the beans in the saucepan, turn on the gas and stir.

Sophia: Now the toast. Put the bread in the toaster…one…two!

Abby: It’s on!

One minute later…

Sophia: Yay! Here’s the toast.

Abby: Now for some butter.

Sophia: Look, the beans are ready. Put the beans on the toast.

Abby: Here you are. What do you think?

Sophia: Delicious! I love beans on toast.

Does Sophia like beans on toast?

Cup of Tea

Abby: Tea is a very British drink. British people drink one hundred and sixty-five million cups of tea a day.

Sophia: Wow! How do you make it?

Abby: You need some water, two teabags, and some milk and sugar.

Sophia: What utensils do you need?

Abby: You need a mug, a kettle, a teapot and a teaspoon.

Abby: Watch. First put the water in the kettle. It’s on.

One minute later …

Sophia: And now?

Abby: Put two teabags in the teapot. One … two!

Sophia: And the water?

Abby: Put the water in the teapot. Be careful it’s hot!

Abby: Put some milk in the mug. Do you like sugar, Sophia?

Sophia: Oh yes, three teaspoons please.

Abby: Three?! One…two…three. And now the tea.

Sophia: Is it ready?

Abby: Yes – look. Pour, and stir. Here you are: the perfect cup of tea. Oh! Very important: a biscuit.

Sophia: Oh, thank you, Abby!

Abby: Do you like it?

Sophia: Hmm I don’t like the tea but I like the biscuits. Can I have another one, please?

Abby: Ugh!

What biscuits does Sophia eat?

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