Saturday, 31 December 2016

NEW YEAR'S EVE CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS

Today is 31st December. It's NEW YEAR'S EVE !!!
Many countries celebrate New Year on 1st January in different ways. Celebrations start on the New Year's Eve on December 31st. Hotels, restaurants, clubs and pubs organize New Year Eve parties. People sing, dance and have fun. 




And just when the clock strikes midnight ( 12 o'clock ) everyone join hands and sing a traditional old song "Auld Lang Syne". 



"Auld Lang Syne" is a poem written by Robert Burns, the national poet of Scotland, in 1788 and it is very popular in English- speaking countries.
People sing this song to celebrate the start of the New Year, but also in emotional moments, at funerals, graduations and as a farewell or ending to other occasions. 


 Here you have a version with English and Spanish subtitles, so that you can understand the lyrics.


Here you can listen and read two different subtitled versions adapted to today's English. Which one do you like best?





People kiss, drink champagne and say " Happy New Year". With loved ones and friends at a distance people exchange greetings through SMSs, Whatsapps and phone calls. 


And YOU? What do you do on New Year's Eve? 
Write a comment and tell me !!! 


Monday, 26 December 2016

BOXING DAY

Today is December 26th, the day after Christmas Day. It's Boxing Day and it's a bank holiday. For many people Boxing Day is a time to recover from the excesses of Christmas Day and an opportunity to spend time with family and friends .
Some people choose to go for a walk in the countryside or park.
Some others watch or play sports. Football and horse racing are the most popular activities.Some people go fox hunting.
They also play boardgames at home... 
... or watch TV. 
In many countries Boxing Day is a Shopping Holiday.

Some shops are open and the New Year sales start with reduced prices. 
Lots of people go shopping .

And you, what do you do the day after Christmas Day?
Do you like shopping? Write about it in a comment.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

CHRISTMAS EVE

Today is December 24th and  it is a very special day for young children because Santa Claus is coming tonight.
In the United Kingdom children put Christmas stockings at the ends of their beds or near the fireplace. 
If the children have been good, Father Christmas will  fill them up with small presents and candy. 


In the past, people put up Christmas decorations on Christmas Eve, but today, most people decorate their homes one or two weeks before Christmas Day. 

In the past, people decorated the house with evergreen: holly, mistletoe and ivy.




HOLLY

     MISTLETOE  
       
    IVY

Now, people decorate the inside and outside of their houses with  lights, garlands, bells ...  
Red and green are the traditional colours of Christmas decorations.
Do you have a Christmas tree full of decorations in the living room? Do you put presents under the tree? What's on top of your tree? A star or an angel?
Is there a wreath on the front door?

Write a comment and tell me about how you decorate your home and what you do on Christmas Eve.



Wednesday, 21 December 2016

SONG: I WANT A ZOO FOR CHRISTMAS



What do you want for Christmas? Write a comment and tell me. 


Monday, 19 December 2016

Friday, 16 December 2016

VIDEO: IT'S CHRISTMAS

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Jessica: It’s Christmas Eve! This is my advent calendar.
Ben: Look at the Christmas tree, Jessica!
Jessica: Ben!
Mum: Here are your Christmas stockings!
Jessica: Thanks Mum!
Dad: Do you like mince pies?
Ben: Yes. Thank you.
Ben: It’s Christmas Day!
Jessica: Look at our presents!
Mum and Dad: Happy Christmas!
Jessica and Ben: Happy Christmas!
Jessica: Oh, thanks Mum and Dad! I’ve got a CD!
Ben: I’ve got a football! Thank you!
Jessica: This is our Christmas dinner. We have roast turkey. I love turkey!
Everyone: Happy Christmas!




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Win 1 extra point per correct sentence.


1 Jessica opens her advent calendar. What day is it?

  •  It’s Easter.
  •  It’s Christmas Eve.
  •  It’s Christmas Day.
2 What does Mum give them on Christmas Eve?
  • stockings
  • decorations
  • presents

3 The next day they open presents. What’s Ben’s present?

  • It’s a CD.
  • It’s a stocking.
  • It’s a football.
4 The next day they open presents. What’s Jessica’s present?
  • It’s a CD.
  • It’s a stocking.
  • It’s a football.
5 Where are the presents?
  • They are next to the Christmas tree.
  • They are under the Christmas tree.
  • They are on the Christmas tree.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

STORY: A REAL COWBOY ( BS 4 UNIT 1)

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1 Why is Tom not a real cowboy?
 He doesn’t like canoeing.
 He doesn’t like horse riding.
 He doesn’t like swimming.

2 What does Sue-Ellen like?
 She likes jogging.
 She likes fishing.
 She likes canoeing.

3 What does Sue-Ellen like?
 She likes swimming.
 She likes skateboarding.
 She likes sledging.

4 Where are Tom and Sue-Ellen now?
 They are on the riverbank.
 They are in the park.
 They are in the water.

5 Is Tom a real cowboy now?
 Yes, he is.
 No, he isn't.
 I don’t know.




STORY: SANTA'S LITTLE HELPER

It's Christmas Eve. Can Santa deliver all the presents in time? Watch the story to find out!
Click on the CC button to read the subtitles in English.



What is Christmas Eve like where you live? Do you get presents on Christmas Eve? Who brings the presents? Is it Santa? When do you get presents? Write a comment and tell us all about your Christmas Eve! 

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Thursday, 8 December 2016

CHRISTMAS GAME

Click on the image and play the game. There are 10 sentences to rearrange.
Write a comment and win 1 extra point per correct sentence.







Thursday, 1 December 2016

ADVENT CALENDAR

An Advent Calendar is a calendar where you can find a surprise for every day from December 1st to December 24th. Click on the Christmas tree and you'll find out different facts about Christmas in England. But don't try to cheat! You cannot click on the dates which have not arrived yet. Be patient!







Sunday, 27 November 2016

TEACHER'S DAY


In many countries, Teachers' Day is a special day for the appreciation of teachers. It's celebrated on November 27th In Spain. This day was established to honor Joseph Calasanz. He was educator and the patron saint of the first popular Christian school in Europe.


The date on which Teachers' Day is celebrated varies from country to country. Teachers' days in different countries are distinct from World Teachers' Day, which is celebrated on 5th October.



Wednesday, 23 November 2016

STORY: FERDINAND'S HAIR ( BS 5 UNIT 1)

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Ferdinand has got blue eyes and brown hair - lovely long brown hair.
Ferdinand: I've got lovely long brown hair. I'm so handsome.
Ferdinand loves his hair and looks in the mirror every morning.

Ferdinand washes his hair every day.
Ferdinand: Oh no! I haven’t got any Shampoo for lovely hair.

Now he’s in town. He’s wearing a black T-shirt, black jeans and trainers.
Ferdinand: Good morning! Look at my long brown hair!
People: How vain!

Ferdinand really likes the girl at the hairdresser's.
Ferdinand thinks: She’s nice. I like her.Ferdinand: Do you like my long brown hair?
Girl: It’s OK.
Ferdinand: Can I have some Shampoo for lovely hair, please?
But Ferdinand takes the wrong bottle. 
Shampoo for lovely hair is in a red bottle but he’s got a pink bottle called Big hair!

That evening Ferdinand washes his hair and goes to bed.
Ferdinand thinks: The girl at the hairdresser's is nice. She thinks my hair is lovely.

The next morning Ferdinand wakes up and he can't move.
Ferdinand: Oh no! I've got lots and lots of hair. What can I do? I look like a monster.

Ferdinand runs into town and goes to the hairdresser's. Everyone in town looks at Ferdinand.
Person 1: Look at Ferdinand!
Person 2: He's got lots of hair!

Ferdinand: ‘Cut off this hair, NOW!’
Hairdresser: Yes, sir.
Ferdinand is very rude. The hairdresser is very polite. He cuts off Ferdinand's hair.

Ferdinand hasn't got long hair now. He’s very angry, and he’s rude to the hairdresser again.
Hairdresser: Now you look lovely.Ferdinand: No, no, no. My lovely long brown hair!’
Hairdresser: You look lovely.Ferdinand: ‘Do you think so? Oh my lovely short brown hair!
Do you want to go to a cafe with me?’
Girl: No thanks! You look lovely, but you are too vain and rude.

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You can win 1 extra point per correct sentence. 

1 What does Ferdinand look like at the start of the story?

2 What shampoo does Ferdinand buy?
3 What does Ferdinand think of the girl?
4 What does Ferdinand look like at the end of the story?
5 What does the girl think of Ferdinand?
   



Friday, 18 November 2016

TAILOR MADE PRIMARY3: WHAT'S THIS? UNIT02

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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

TAILOR MADE PRIMARY3: WHAT HAVE YOU GOT? UNIT02

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TAILOR MADE PRIMARY3: HAVE YOU GOT A...? UNIT02

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Tuesday, 15 November 2016

SONG PRIMARY3: WIZARD SONG

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PRIMARY3 STORY: WIZARD SCHOOL

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Monday, 14 November 2016

STORY: THE FILM STAR ( BS 5 UNIT 4) SUBTITLED

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Friday, 11 November 2016

SONG: MY FAMILY ( BS5 UNIT 1)

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Have you got any brothers or sisters?
How may people are there in your family?
What do they look like?
Write a comment and tell me. 
You can win 1 extra point per correct sentence. 




Wednesday, 2 November 2016

TAILOR MADE3: UNIT 2 VOCABULARY1

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Wednesday, 26 October 2016

VIDEO: HALLOWEEN IN BRITAIN



Do you like Halloween? Is Halloween scary or funny?
How do you celebrate Halloween?
Do you make pumpkin lanterns? Do you wear fancy dress costumes or a mask?
Do you make special food? Do you go to a party?
Do you play games? Do you go trick or treating?
Write a comment and tell me.




Monday, 24 October 2016

PRIMARY2: LET'S PLAY FOOTBALL TODAY KARAOKE

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STORY: THE SUN AND THE WIND

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HALLOWEEN MENU SONG

KARAOKE: MONKEYS IN THE RIVER ( BS 3 UNIT 1)

Here you have a karaoke version of this song. SING and have FUN!
 MONKEYS IN THE RIVER


Monkeys in the river, having fun.
Monkeys in the river, having fun.
Here’s Mr Crocodile, hungry Mr Crocodile.
I want YOU for lunch!

Oh ... run, run, run, run, run, Mr Monkey!
Run, Mr Monkey, run, Mr Monkey!
Run, run, run, run, run, Mr Monkey!
Run, Mr Monkey, run!

Parrots in the trees, having fun.
Parrots in the trees, having fun.
Here’s Mr Crocodile, hungry Mr Crocodile.
I want YOU for lunch!
Oh ...

Zebras in the grass, having fun.
Zebras in the grass, having fun.
Here’s Mr Crocodile, hungry Mr Crocodile.
I want YOU for lunch!
Oh ...


Do you like this song? Do you like singing? 
Why don't you record a video? 

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TAILOR MADE PRIMARY3: IS IT A...? YES, IT IS/NO, IT ISN'T

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TAILOR MADE PRIMARY3: WHERE'S THE...? IT'S IN THE...

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TAILOR MADE PRIMARY2: WHAT ARE YOU WEARING? I'M WEARING (A)...

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TAILOR MADE PRIMARY1: IT'S GOT...

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TAILOR MADE PRIMARY2: WHO'S THIS? THIS IS MY...

Thursday, 20 October 2016

SONG: WHAT'S YOUR NAME? (BS 5)





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Friday, 14 October 2016

VIDEO: HELPING THE ENVIRONMENT (BS4 UNIT 5)

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We’re at the recycling centre!
Lots of people recycle their rubbish.
You can bring rubbish from your home ... and put it into the bins.
There are different bins for different types of rubbish.
There are bins for glass. You can put jars and glass bottles in here.
There are bins for plastic. You can put plastic bottles in here.
Cans are made of metal. They go in the metal bin.
Newspapers and books are made of paper. They go in the paper bin.
This bin is for drinks cartons.

Do you recycle your rubbish?

Write a comment and tell me what you  and your family do to protect the environment.


Thursday, 13 October 2016

VIDEO: MY WORLD ( BS4 UNIT 5)

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Jessica: I go to school by car.
Mum: I go to work by train.
Jessica: Here’s a train. She goes to work by train.
Dad: Great boat, Jessica.
Ben: Yes! A plane! I go to school by plane!
Jessica: Ben, stop it! He goes by car.
Ben: OK! I go to school by car.
Jessica: I go to the park by bike.
Ben: So do I.
Jessica: Come on, Dad. We go to the cinema by bus.
Ben: I love the cinema.


Write a comment, answer the questions with LONG SENTENCES and win 1 extra point per correct sentence.


How does Jessica go to school?
    
How does Mum go to work?

How do they go to the cinema?

How do you go to school?

5 Do you go to school by underground?


Monday, 10 October 2016

THE HOUSE CHANT ( BS 3 UNIT 6)


Can you invent a new verse for the song? 
Where's the ... and the ...? In the ...
Write a comment and tell me.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

VIDEO: MOJO, THE DIRECTOR

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Friday, 7 October 2016

PRIMARY3 UNIT1 CHANT

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Friday, 30 September 2016

VIDEO: MY WORLD ( BS3 UNIT 5)

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Jessica: We’re having a fashion show! I’m wearing a dress!
Ben: Look at this shirt! And these trousers!
Jessica: I’m wearing these sandals!
Ben: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to our fashion show! Here’s Jessica! She’s wearing a dress.
Dad: Is she wearing pink socks and orange sandals?
Mum: Yes, she is!
Ben: And she’s wearing socks and sandals. Thank you, Jessica!
Now, ladies and gentlemen, here’s Ben!
Mum: Is he wearing a skirt?
Dad: Yes, he is!

Write a comment, answer the questions with LONG SENTENCES and win extra points.


1 What are Ben and Jessica having?
    They are having lunch.
    They are having a fashion show.
    They are having a party.

2  What is Jessica wearing?
    She's wearing a dress and a hat.
    She's wearing a shirt and trousers.
    She's wearing socks and sandals.

3 What colour are Jessica’s sandals?
   Jessica’s sandals are black.
   Jessica’s sandals are red.
   Jessica’s sandals are orange.

4 What’s Ben wearing?
   He's wearing a dress.
   He's wearing trousers.
   He's wearing a skirt.


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