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A British Christmas

A British Christmas
This is a series of 5 English lessons looking at Christmas. The 5 lessons are: 1. The Origins of Christmas, 2. The Symbols of Christmas, 3. Father Christmas, 4. The Death and Rebirth of Christmas, and 5. This is a series of 5 English lessons looking at Christmas.

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Business English Vocabulary Exercises AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Google+Share to EmailShare to Favorites HOME VOCABULARY TRAINING:General Business EnglishSales & MarketingAccounting & FinanceI.T. (Information Technology)Medical EnglishBusiness English - Other OUR OTHER ESL SITES:LearnEnglishFeelGood.comEnglishLiteracySite.comESLPDF.comEnglishForMyJob.comInfosquares.comCONTACT USLINK TO USOTHER SITES Test your knowledge of general business terms/expressions. Swedish Lucia Craig Morey, Lucia Why not teach your students to explain the Swedish tradition of Saint Lucia Day to foreigners they might be meeting in the future. Here is a short YouTube video explaining the basics in English. Link:Swedish Lucia for Dummies For some Lucia vocabulary and longer texts, visit Teach by Calendar

Black Friday - Mary Glasgow Magazines Thanksgiving is a holiday in America. Every year it’s on the last Thursday in November. People visit their families, eat a special dinner, and think about what they are thankful for. A Christmas Carol A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens' 1843 classic "A Christmas Carol" is quite possibly the most often told holiday story in the English-speaking world. The exceedingly wealthy Ebenezzer Scrooge is miserable, while his poor employee Bob Cratchit is a contented man with a virtuous disposition and family. Scrooge, a hardened, greedy man who undergoes a great emotional change one Christmas Eve through the assistance of three ghosts. Maps That Teach Maps that Teach take advantage of the fact that geography is spatial. They also utilize the way kids learn best, by actively participating in their learning; learning by doing. As students assemble the maps, they build a permanent mental picture of their world. From Maps that Teach, a student will learn about the continents and where they are in relation to each other; the countries of the world, their capitals and major cultural landmarks, physical features; what is far and what is near. For the United States, students will learn the states, their capitals, major physical features, and important historic routes that established connections between parts of the country. Students need more than a rote memorization of state names and capitals in order to make U.S. geography meaningful.

Love Actually: activities, ideas, vocabulary I use a lot of films in my teaching: not just occasional Youtube clips but full-length authentic feature films, and I’ve been wanting for a while to start a new section on this blog where I would upload my film-based materials. I thought December would be a suitable time to share materials for many people’s favourite Christmas film Love Actually.Warning: some scenes are suitable for adults only Activities actually

History of Halloween Halloween falls on October 31st each year in North America and other parts of the world. What do you know about Halloween? Do you celebrate it in your country? Here is a little history about it. Vocabulary Merry Christmas Mr Bean+interactive exercises Teacher's note; The activities in the worksheet at the bottom of this post are based on the full episode available on DVD or on cannot be embedded here). This post contains some exercises based on the embeddable youtube clips. The answers are in the worksheet. Statistics by Area - Child labour Last update: Jan 2013 Millions of children work to help their families in ways that are neither harmful nor exploitative. But many children are put to work in ways that often interfere with their education, drain their childhood of joy and crush their right to normal physical and mental development. Such work is considered harmful to the child and should therefore be eliminated. Nearly one in six children aged 5–14 are engaged in child labour in the worldPercentage of children aged 5–14 engaged in child labour at the time of the survey, by region Note: Estimates based on a subset of 91 countries covering 71% of the population of children aged 5-14 in the world (excluding China, for which comparable data are not available in UNICEF global databases).

Webquest: Christmas By Luke Vyner This festive-themed webquest by Luke Vyner includes activities on the history of Christmas, Santa Claus, global celebrations and some interesting facts. It is free to all onestopenglish users. To download the printable student worksheet and teacher’s notes, please click on the links to the right of the screen. Part 1: The history of Christmas a.

How Many More Minutes Until Christmas (Charlie and Lola) Children's animation. A brother and sister deal with topics that affect their everyday lives. Lola is excited because Christmas is coming, and she and Charlie are taking turns to open the advent calendar. Everything is set for the perfect Christmas, until Lola discovers that there is no door for Christmas day. Desperate to find out why, Charlie and Lola scramble inside the calendar and confirm their worst fears - Christmas has ground to a halt! What is child labour Considerable differences exist between the many kinds of work children do. Some are difficult and demanding, others are more hazardous and even morally reprehensible. Children carry out a very wide range of tasks and activities when they work. Not all work done by children should be classified as child labour that is to be targeted for elimination. Children’s or adolescents’ participation in work that does not affect their health and personal development or interfere with their schooling, is generally regarded as being something positive. This includes activities such as helping their parents around the home, assisting in a family business or earning pocket money outside school hours and during school holidays.

What is Boxing Day? When is Boxing Day? | Why is it called Boxing Day? | History of Boxing Day St Stephen's Day | What happens on Boxing Day? Making Jack-o'-lanterns Halloween is a festival that takes place every year on October 31. It is a time when children and adults dress up in costumes, go trick or treating and make jack-o-lanterns from empty pumpkins . Halloween goes back to the customs and traditions of the Celts , who lived between Ireland and Northern France about 2000 years ago. They were pagans who did not believe in god.