Tuesday, 20 December 2011

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve is the 31st of December. People go to parties with family and friends.
At midnight (12 o'clock) they all kiss and say "Happy New Year!". Then, they hold hands and sing a song called "Auld Lang Syne".

Listen and read the lyrics of this song.

Now, look at this family celebrating the New Year's Day.

Besides, each country has got particular traditions to celebrate this day:


People listen to the bells of Big Ben.

There is a very big firework display around the London Eye. It is one of the world's biggest fireworks displays for New Year.


The celebration of New Year's Eve is very important. It is called "Hogmanay".

They celebrate
'first footing'. This tradition is for good luck.
When January 1st has started, people wait behind their doors for a person whith dark hair. The visitor carries a piece of coal, some bread, some money and some greenery. These were all for good luck - the coal to make sure that the house would always be warm, the bread to make sure everyone in the house would have enough food to eat, money so that they would have enough money, and the greenery to make sure that they had a long life.

The visitor would then take a pan of dust or ashes out of the house with him, thus signifying the departure of the old year.

In Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, there is a big street party along Princes Street. There are concerts, firework displays, rides...

They also walk through the streets with torches.


Every year, up to one million of people wait in Times Square to watch the ball drop.

Well, these are some traditions for New Year's Eve. Which one is your favourite?

Monday, 19 December 2011

Match the numbers

Memory game with numbers from 21 to 40

Numbers 10-20

Click on the picture, listen to the number and follow the line.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

A very interesting web page

This is a very interesting web page with lots of games, stories and songs about Christmas. Click on the picture and PLAY!

Christmas Presents

Listen to Santa and choose 2 presents for each child.

Make a snowman

Christmas vocabulary

Listen and learn some vocabulary about Christmas.

Advent calendar

This is an advent calendar.
Click on each day.You will see a different picture and activity.

Christmas vocabulary

Here, you can learn some vocabulary about Christmas.

Story: The Night Before Christmas

Monday, 12 December 2011

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Teachers are angry

Look at this picture. Who are the people?

They are teachers. In the UK, teachers are angry. The government can’t pay all the teachers when they are old. So the teachers walk in London.

Because they are walking, schools are closed. Students have a day off school!

Are they happy or sad?

“I am happy,” says Adam, eight. “I like having a day off school. I play with my friends.”

“I am sad,” says Jill, nine. “I want to go to school!”

1. Do you like school? Why / why not?

2. You have a day off school. Are you happy or sad? Why? What do you do?

3. Is it good that the teachers are walking with signs? Why / why not?

Sunday, 27 November 2011

The Christmas Mix

This is the Christmas carol that our 6th grade students are going to sing this year.
Click on the picture and you'll be able to listen to the song and read its lyrics.
Do you like it?

Éste es el villancico que nuestros alumnos/as de 6º van a cantar este año.
Pincha en la imagen y podrás escuchar la canción y leer su letra.
¿Te gusta?

Saturday, 19 November 2011

“No poppies” for football

What is this red flower?

It is a poppy.
Every November, British people wear red poppies. It is to remember soldiers. Many soldiers die in wars.
Steve’s granddad was in the Second World War. Steve wears a poppy to remember.
Harriet’s friend is in Afghanistan. She wears a poppy for her friend.

The England football team wants to wear poppies for a game. They want to wear a poppy on their shirts. But Fifa makes the rules for football – and Fifa says, “No poppies!” Why? Because no team can put extra things onto their football shirts.

Many people are angry. The Prime Minister is angry. Prince William is angry. George is 86. He was in the Second World War. He says, “It’s so sad”.

Kimberley, 8, says “I think poppies are good because it remembers the people who die in war.” But Phoenix, 9, says “Poppies are bad because it isn’t fair on other teams. I agree with Fifa.”

Now Fifa says the England team can have poppies – on their armbands.

Do you have a special day for soldiers in your country?

Is it a good idea that the England team wear poppies? Why / why not?

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Halloween interactive book

This is an interactive book about Halloween.
Here, you can listen, read and play with vocabulary about Halloween.

How to make a Jack o lantern

This video explains how to make a Jack o lantern for Halloween.
You can make one at your home.

Crazy weather

England is hot!

What season is October? Spring, summer, autumn or winter?

In England, October is in autumn. It is rainy and cold.

But this year, it’s hot and sunny – it’s 29 degrees in London.

English people love hot weather. “It’s summer! I’m going to the park to eat an ice- cream!” says Jake, 12.

“It’s too hot to work!” says Matt.

Plants and animals in England do not understand the hot weather. The plants have flowers and the animals don’t go to sleep. They think it is spring, not autumn!

What is the weather like in your country today?

What is your favourite season? Why?