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



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. 


  • 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.


Profesorado de/en lengua inglesa


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





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.


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:

World Teachers’ Day- Goofy teacher

You may watch the video again, this time with subtitles in English. (Click on the lower-right corner, where it says “CC”)


You may check your answers to the exercise here