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British Life and Culture in the UK - Woodlands Junior School

British Life and Culture in the UK - Woodlands Junior School
British customs and traditions are famous all over the world. Our British Life and Culture website will tell you some of the fascinating facts and information about our beautiful country, in a way that is easy to read and to understand. When people think of Britain they often think of people drinking tea, eating fish and chips and wearing bowler hats, but there is more to Britain than just those things. We have over 30,000 pages on Britain, so you are sure to find what you are looking for right here! Question asked by our Visitors |Easter | Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day) |

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92-fr The Atlantic and Indian oceans mix and mingle off South Africa’s coast, producing a bounty of fascinating flora and fauna both on land and in the water. Writer Ingrid Sinclair takes us on a tour. Text: Ingrid Sinclair Country: South Africa outh Africa has a natural landscape that is as diverse as its people. On land, it is considered one of the most biologically diverse places on earth. But look a bit further and you’ll find that South Africa also has one of the world’s most interesting coastlines.

The first day of spring. The Vernal Equinox: Everything you need to know The March equinox marks the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator – from south to north. This happens on March 19, 20 or 21 every year. Japanese cherry blossom Photo: Keith Tsuji/Getty Images Why is it Called “Equinox”? Since night and day are nearly exactly the same length - 12 hours - all over the world the event is called the equinox, which in Latin, literally means 'equal night' (equi - equal and nox - night). In reality though, equinoxes do not have exactly 12 hours of daylight.

Make your own Word Scramble Puzzle This page allows you to create Word Scramble puzzles using your words. Please enter a set of words. When you are done, hit the "Puzzle" button to generate a word search puzzle. Once the puzzle is displayed, you can use the "print" button on your browser to print the page on your printer. The web page generated will remain on this server for about two months. If you want to ensure that you have a copy of the generated puzzle, make sure you save a copy. British Royal Family Arms Royal Coat of Arms The main element of the Royal Arms is the shield which is divided into four quarters (see diagram). The three golden lions on a red background, symbolising England, occupy the first and fourth quarters. The Arms of Scotland, a red lion rearing on its hind legs inside a red border, are in the second quarter, and the Arms of Ireland's golden harp with silver strings on a blue background - are in the third quarter. The lion and the unicorn supporting the shield represent England and Scotland respectively.

Learning about War: Using BBC Video to Teach the Second World War The Second World War dominates the landscape of the twentieth century. Just over two decades after the ‘war to end all wars’, Europe was again plunged into turmoil following the German invasion of Poland. What followed was one of the most destructive wars in history. Learning about war is key to understanding the events of the twentieth century, which irrevocably changed the future as well as the map of Europe. Video can give substance to these world-altering events and gives students a real sense of what it must have been like to experience them first-hand.

About Places in VOA Special English There are 96 fifteen-minute programs and 11 shorter ones. That is about 22 hours of listening. Buildings and Other Man-Made Things How to Teach English Conversation - ESL Speaking Many foreign ESL teachers abroad, especially in places like South Korea, teach predominantly English conversation classes. Some teachers (and students too!) have the perception that teaching English conversation involves just “talking” to the students. Free-talking does have a role in helping students learn English, but it shouldn’t be the only thing we do in our English conversation classes.

Interactive Stories Interactive Stories or Guided Stories is the name of an English language teaching technique developed by Mark White, a language teacher/writer. What is an Interactive Story? The technique consists of a story, which includes both sentences and questions so that as one student reads it to the other, the listener can respond to the questions and interact with the storyteller and the story itself by making it up as they go along. What are they for? The goal of an interactive story is to teach narratives in graded language (like graded readers), but orally and interactively.

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