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BBC Learning English - Course: shakespeare / Unit 1 / Session 23 / Activity 1. Thanksgiving: Myth vs. Fact - Anglophenia Ep 43. Webquest: Thanksgiving: History and traditions. By Gabrielle Jones This Thanksgiving webquest by Gabrielle Jones includes activities designed to inform students about the history of Thanksgiving, the traditions practised today, typical food associated with Thanksgiving and how other cultures celebrate harvest time.

Webquest: Thanksgiving: History and traditions

It is free to all onestopenglish users. Warmer Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated in the USA and Canada. How much do you already know about it? The origins of Thanksgiving worksheet. Great Events in British History: Gunpowder, Treason and Plot - Guy Fawkes Day and the November 5th Plot. British Schools Explained - Anglophenia Ep 25. Wales. Wales is one of the countries in Britain and the United Kingdom. It’s a small country with England to the east. Wales has got a continuous coastline, around 1,300km long, which means there are a lot of beaches! English Vocabulary: 10 adjectives invented by Shakespeare. Did you know that William Shakespeare added more than 2000 words to the English language?

English Vocabulary: 10 adjectives invented by Shakespeare

That’s right! In this lesson, we’ll look at 10 adjectives that were invented by Shakespeare. You’ll learn the meaning of each of the words and how to pronounce them correctly. Often, Shakespeare invented these words by turning nouns into adjectives. What you might not know about the Declaration of Independence - Kenneth C. Davis. Webquest: Independence Day: History and traditions. By Karen Kovacs Perhaps the most famous independence day is that of the United States of America on 4 July.

Webquest: Independence Day: History and traditions

However, many other countries celebrate their own independence days. British Schools Explained - Anglophenia Ep 25. Learn About The Ravens - Known As The Guardians Of The Tower. Legend says that the kingdom and the Tower will fall if the six resident ravens ever leave the fortress.

Learn About The Ravens - Known As The Guardians Of The Tower

It was Charles II, according to the stories, who first insisted that the ravens of the Tower should be protected. This was against the wishes of his astronomer, John Flamsteed, who complained that the ravens impeded the business of his observatory in the White Tower. Despite their having one wing trimmed, some ravens do in fact go absent without leave and others have had to be sacked. Raven George was dismissed for eating television aerials, and Raven Grog was last seen outside an East End pub.

Shakespeare for Life: The Merchant of Venice. An Introduction To The Beatles In 15 Songs. The most influential boy band of all time.

An Introduction To The Beatles In 15 Songs

It’s hard to narrow down which of The Beatles’ songs really sum up their talent and career, but we’ve chosen 15 of their hits to introduce you to the band and give you a fascinating insight into the creation of these songs and quirky facts to go alongside. From Me To You This classic Beatles song was the boys’ second number one single; it spent seven weeks in the number one chart spot in 1963 due to its success.

Wonder why it was such a hit? You need to look at the writing of the song to understand. Hamlet for kids. Shakespeare - Much Ado About Nothing. In a beautiful Italian town, some local soldiers are coming back home after a war.

Shakespeare - Much Ado About Nothing

One of the soldiers, a young man called Claudio, falls in love with the daughter of a wealthy local family. Her name is Hero and she loves him too. But her cousin, Beatrice, is not so happy about the men’s return. She remembers how she always argues with Claudio’s friend Benedick: she and he both like to speak their minds, and he is just as clever as she is. Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet. The story of Romeo and Juliet takes place in Verona in Italy.

Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet

Two families, the Montagues and the Capulets, hate each other so much that they fight on the street whenever they meet. One of these families, the Capulets, organises a big party so that they can introduce their daughter Juliet to a rich nobleman, Count Paris, who has asked to marry her. Juliet is nearly 14, and her parents are keen for her to marry soon. Romeo is the son of the Montague family, and is also about 14. Romeo and his friends decide that it would be exciting to go to the Capulets’ party too. Shakespeare - Hamlet. Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, has come back from university to find that his father, the old king, is dead.

Shakespeare - Hamlet

His mother has married his father’s brother, Claudius, who is now king of Denmark. Hamlet is shocked that his mother has married so soon after his father’s death, and angry that she has married Claudius. Soon, a ghost is seen walking on the castle walls. Macbeth exercises 1. Happy Shakespeare Day! Here's 11 Facts and Figures about the Bard William Shakespeare You Probably Didn't Know. William Shakespeare for kids. April Fool’s Day. The life of Shakespeare. April Fools: Jokes and pranks resources. April Fools' Day worksheet - Free ESL projectable worksheets made by teachers. William Shakespeare. Symbols of Great Britain worksheet - Free ESL projectable worksheets made by teachers. The History of Saint Patrick. Webquest: St Patrick's Day: History and traditions.

555041. Saint Patrick's Day - Elementary English Reading Lesson. Monthly news lesson: Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary. Londinium: Where to See Roman London Today. While settlements existed along the Thames well before the 1st Century, the Romans came to Britain in 43 A.D. and established a settlement they named Londonium.

Londinium: Where to See Roman London Today

After a battle razed the settlement in 61 A.D., the Romans decided to rebuild Londonium as a planned town. Over time, the Romans continued to build in London, but with the withdrawal of the Romans in the 5th Century, Londonium began to decline and the Empire’s influence faded. However, despite all this, much of Roman London survives today and is available to visit, whether it’s a still-standing structure or a site unearthed by archaeologists.

Saint David’s Day and Saint Patrick’s Day. Most countries have a day that is special or a national day.

Saint David’s Day and Saint Patrick’s Day

In some countries, the national day is the patron saint day. In March, Wales and Ireland celebrate their national days. In Wales, Saint David’s Day is celebrated on the 1st of March. There are many concerts around Wales on this day. Festivals. Encourage an appreciation of different cultures and traditions in this series of activities. The series introduces young learners to festivals from around the globe, encouraging an appreciation of different cultures and traditions, while helping pupils practise sentence formation, consolidate useful vocabulary and learn to follow instructions.

How do people in China celebrate the New Year? What costumes do children wear on Halloween? Why is Diwali called the 'Festival of Lights'? To engage pupils' interest and spark creativity, the worksheets include fun pictures, rhymes, drawing and colouring exercises, arts and crafts activities, and optional song and dance performances.

CarnivalThis lesson plan inspires creativity while consolidating important verbs such as ‘sing’, dance’ and ‘wear’. City WebQuests: Sydney: history and traditions. This webquest will help you investigate Sydney: its history, music and famous landmarks. You will also plan a trip and send a postcard home. Hogmanay - Worksheets, Vocabulary and Exercises. New Zealand - A Faraway Land. New Zealand is a long way from everywhere – three hours by plane from Australia, and about twenty-six hours by plane from Britain. It is a country of islands; the North Island and the South Island are the main ones, and there are many smaller ones. It is a long, narrow country; nowhere in New Zealand is more than 130 kilometres from the sea.

It is a little larger than Great Britain, but Great Britain has a population of 60 million, and New Zealand has just 4.1 million people. WRITING stories. CELEBRATIONS Everyday conversations: Holiday season in the U.S. [audio] Winter Festivals and Celebrations - Online English Lessons and Worksheets. Shakespeare. Hanukkah. Winter Festivals and Celebrations - Online English Lessons and Worksheets. Get to know: Glasgow. Pembrokeshire - One of Britain's Great Treasures. By Mark. Great Events in British History: Britannia - The Roman Conquest of England and Wales: The Birth of… SHAKESPEARE LIVES. Scotland. Scotland is a country in Great Britain, to the north of England.

Scotland has nearly 800 islands, but people only live on some of them. Scotland is a very beautiful country with many mountains, forests, beaches, rivers and lochs or lakes. In the north of Scotland it is light until 11.30 p.m. in summer and in winter you can sometimes see the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis, which are spectacular lights in the sky. Pre-Intermediate English Lessons - St Andrew's Day. Life in the UK - Learn about British Life and Culture - Learn English Online.