General English - Magazine. Valentine's Day is on 14 February, and it can seem as if the world is full of couples who are celebrating their love.
Some couples might celebrate with dinner at a nice restaurant, flowers, chocolates or other presents. Some single people might put a post on social media about why they hate 'V-Day' or maybe they just avoid it completely. But it's impossible not to know that Valentine's is happening. And that's not surprising when over half of all Brits and Americans celebrate Valentine's in some way. The price of love For most of these romantic people, Valentine's Day means spending money. The beginning of modern Valentine's Day Today Valentine's is celebrated in Canada, Mexico, France, Denmark, Italy and Australia as well as the USA and England.
Vinegar valentines At about the same time as this, another kind of valentine card was popular. Further back in history.
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It is to the north of the Republic of Ireland, on an island next to Great Britain. Around 1.8 million people live in Northern Ireland, which is about three per cent of the population of the UK. The capital city is Belfast. Another name for Northern Ireland is ‘Ulster’ or ‘The Six Counties’ because it is made up of six regions or counties. In Northern Ireland you can find beautiful beaches, forests and mountains. Northern Ireland was a place of conflict between people who wanted to be part of the Republic of Ireland, people who wanted to be part of the UK and people who wanted Northern Ireland to be a separate country. Language Nearly everyone in Northern Ireland speaks English. Music You can hear all types of music in Northern Ireland including traditional Irish music, jazz, rock or pop. Sport Food Symbols.
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Activity 1: Warmer Bonfire Night is a British tradition which is celebrated every year on 5 November. It is also known as Guy Fawkes Night. We’ll be learning more about this tradition but before we begin take a look at these words – do you know what they mean? Barrelsbasementblow upbonfirecellarseffigyexecutionfireworksgunpowderparliamentplottreason Activity 2: The gunpowder plot Bonfire Night is an event to celebrate the anniversary of a famous event in British history. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. When you have finished, compare what you found out in small groups. Activity 3: The people involved in the Gunpowder Plot Now, go to this website and find out more about the people who were involved in the plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament: Student A: Read and choose three things you want to tell your group about Robert Catesby and Thomas Percy. 1. 2.
Of Halloween - Halloween. Halloween is a holiday celebrated each year on October 31, and Halloween 2021 will occur on Sunday, October 31.
The tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints. Soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes and eating treats. Talk2Me English : My Valentine - A fun lesson for Valentine's day. I discovered the song 'My Valentine' by Paul McCartney this week and thought it would be perfect for a Valentine's day lesson.
The song is so romantic ♥ My lesson ended up being rather funny and very lively, I hope your students will enjoy it as much as mine did :-) Level: IntermediateLesson activities: Talking about Valentine's day, using sign language to learn vocabulary, listening practice and fill the blanks exercise. Warm up questions: 1. What do you know about Valentine's day? 2. Task 1Tell students that you are going to show them a You Tube video of a song by Paul McCartney called 'My Valentine'. Task 4Hand out the 'fill the gaps' exercise, play the song again from the beginning and get the students to complete the missing words. Task 5 - DiscussionDiscuss what the general meaning of the song is.