New Year’s Eve & Auld Lang Syne

Do you know “Auld Lang Syne”? It’s a Scottish folk song, which is traditionally sung in English-speaking countries at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, to welcome the New Year. It features in such classical films as It’s a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, 1946) and When Harry Met Sally (Rob Reiner 1989), among others:

Despite its popularity, however, apparently only 3% of British people actually know the full lyrics to it, according to a recent survey. You can read more about this here, or listen to the news report below:

You can listen to a rendition of the song by Rod Stewart and other stars like Kylie Minogue (with lyrics) below:

Happy New Year 2018 to everyone! 

C1_Charities and people in need

Selfless good deeds don’t exist (from Friends):

BBC children in needWhat’s that?

Ideas for children to raise money in their schools:

source: Newsround

Kids say what they’ve been doing for children in need (2017)

Listening: The Listening Project- Children in Need- Bullying

Listen to the extract from this conversation between a 14 year old who’s been bullied, and his mum. With the help of the charity Kidscape, supported by Children in Need, they’ve come up with strategies to deal with it.

Transcript

London runners helping others and getting fit: 

https://www.goodgym.org/areas/tower-hamlets

Infographic to promote the Good Gym charity in Zaragoza- use Piktochart

Mr.Bean’s Red Nose Day: 

Extra listening comprehension practice:

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Gunpowder (2017)- BBC show about the Gunpowder Plot

Bonfire Night (November 5th) is coming. So, the BBC has been showing a three-part drama about the Catholic conspirators that tried to blow up Parliament in 1605. It stars Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Liv Tyler (Armageddon, Lord of the Rings) and Mark Gatiss (Sherlock).

If you’re interested in it, you can watch it on streaming services such as ororo.tv.

*The show has received widespread criticism for being too explicit and “gory”, with graphic depictions of violence. Viewer discretion is advised. 

 

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/