April Fools’s Day resources

Yesterday and today we have been centring our activities around the celebration of April Fools Day, which took place on April 1st. Here you may find the resources we used, as well as some extra ones.

April Fools classroom ideas (Edutopia)

Vocabulary to talk about April Fools Day:

Hoaxes:

Flying Penguins (BBC, 2008):

Spaghetti Harvest (BBC, 1957):

Kahoot about the video

Find someone who activity: with hoaxes taken / adapted from The top 100 April Fools Hoaxes of all time.

10 amazing practical jokes (Quirkology):

Tell the hoaxes and the true stories apart: 

Google Play for pets:

Hallmark-E, your emotional assistant:

Whopper toothpaste:

Lexus Valet Lane:

Virgin trains Tick Ink:

Honda Horn Emojis:

Google Gnome:

Self-driving car planning your vacation:

Why doesn’t America read anymore? 

IKEA transforming their in-store playground, Småland, in favor of sitting pods and tablets.

T-Mobile Onesie

Google wind:

Gmail motion:

Youtube is shutting down:

Gmail Blue:

Jameson Irish Whisky:

Quilted Northern (toilet paper)- Usit app:

This is, in fact, the only video which is NOT a hoax:

St. Patrick’s day

This is Ireland from above:

 

It’s rather green, isn’t it? That’s why it’s called “The Emerald Isle”.

Watch these videos to remember the history of St. Patrick’s day:

We celebrated St. Patrick’s in our own way: 

Taller sobre la cultura irlandesa y la celebración de Saint Patrick’s Day

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El miércoles 15 de marzo de 18.45 a 20.45 se realizará en el CARLEE una charla sobre Irlanda y su cultura,  con una ponente irlandesa. A continuación, se propondrán algunas actividades para celebrar Saint Patrick’s Day en el aula. 

OBJETIVOS:

  • Profundizar en los conocimientos sobre la cultura irlandesa y de los orígenes y tradiciones de Saint Patrick’s Day.
  • Dotar a los docentes de ideas y recursos para poder trabajar la cultura irlandesa en el aula.

El taller se impartirá en lengua inglesa.

DIRIGIDO A:

Profesorado de/en lengua inglesa

NUMERO DE PLAZAS: 100

DURACIÓN: 2 horas

Esta actividad no es certificable. 

Fechas de inscripción del 8 al 13 de Marzo, ambos inclusive. Los admitidos saldrán a lo largo del día 14 de Febrero en la plataforma DOCEO.

Más información aquí

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Fuente: https://centrolenguasaragon.wordpress.com/2017/03/07/taller-sobre-la-cultura-irlandesa-y-la-celebracion-de-saint-patricks-day/

 

 

Xmas ads in the classroom

Here’s a selection of this year’s UK Christmas ads that you may use in the classroom:

Students may write their own letters to Mrs. Claus asking for presents for somebody else, not for themselves. They may also roleplay what happened after the incident with the shoe (how did Anna react when Tiger chew her shoe? What did Jake say?) or after receiving the present.

Good for primary, for example, to list all the animals that appear on the video. Students might also write a short description of how Buster felt from his point of view.

You have some more Xmas ads ideas and resources here:

For ads from previous years, you may visit

Other Christmas resources:

Guy Fawkes Night / Bonfire Night

On November 5th, “Guy Fawkes night”, also called “Bonfire Night” is celebrated across the UK. Would you like to know what it is? Watch this video to learn about the origins of the celebration.

ASSIGNMENT (1BC-1E): Remember you have to go to Edmodo. Watch the video about Bonfire Night that you will find there, and answer the questions to it. You need to answer the questions by Sunday 6th November.

EXTRA RESOURCES:

There is a poem traditionally used on Guy Fawkes day, which appears in the film V for Vendetta. You may watch it below (click CC the second time you watch for subtitles):

Kids may carry a “guy” around (a dummy they’ve made), asking passers-by for money, saying “penny for the guy?”. You may see it if you watch this clip from a British TV show:

People in the UK get together to see the bonfires burn. There are fireworks, and they may light sparklers. They eat, among other things, bangers (=sausages). You may see all of this quickly in this supermarket ad (click CC the second time you watch for subtitles):

 Last year, we even had our very own Guy Fawkes at school: