Thursday, 24 November 2011


The fourth Thursday of November is the day when Canadians and Americans celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving Day is traditionally a day for families and friends to get together for a special meal. The meal often includes a turkey, stuffing, potatoes, pumpkin pie and vegetables. It is a time for many people to give thanks for what they have.
There are also parades in some cities and towns and it is a time for demonstrate how much we love our relatives and friends. But where does this tradition come from? Have a look at this video and you will learn more about this celebration...

Sunday, 20 November 2011


Today, November the 20th, the whole world celebrates the Universal Children´s Day under the theme "Primary Education for All". We are really lucky to live in a country like ours because we have a home, we can eat every day, play, go to school, have toys, ... However there are many kids in the world with lots of difficulties to cover their basic needs. But these children also dream about their future. Have a look at this video made in Bangladesh and then think about your wishes...

Friday, 18 November 2011


We all love Mr. Bean. He is so funny! This time we are going to practice the present continuous watching this hilarious sketch. Pay attention to all the questions and sentences that appear on the screen. A funny way to revise what we are learning. Enjoy it!

Monday, 14 November 2011


The present continuous, also known as present progressive, is very easy to understand. We use it to talk about something that is happening right now. We need the verb TO BE followed by another verb ended in ING. Do you catch it? Have a look at this video about The Simpsons and you can practice a bit more.

Friday, 11 November 2011


Today, 11th of November, is a special day for remembrance. Today is Rememebrance Day, also known as Poppy Day or Veterans Day. Many countries around the world honour the ones who died in wars today because on the 11th hour of the 11th day on the 1tth month of the year 1911, the First World War finished. So many people wears a poppy on the lapel of their jackets and it is observed a 2 minutes´silence. Many wars have taken place during our history and unfortunately many wars are still taking place nowadays. It is important not to forget that wars don´t lead anywhere and many innocents die during the conflicts. Don´t forget it!

We remember... And now, two minutes of silence, please...

Saturday, 5 November 2011


Today is the 5th of November, a very popular date in England known as Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes´ Day.
In 1605 a group of traitors, ruled by a man called guy Fawkes, tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament with the purpose of killing the king James I. They introduced 36 barrels of gunpowder under the cellars of the building, but they were catched and sent into prison. Since then people celebrate that day with bonfires and fireworks displays. Children make a guy with straw and old clothes and go to ask for "money for the Guy". It is also very common to eat jacket potatoes and toffee apples.
If you have a look at this video, you will get a better idea of this celebration.