“Any teacher that can be replaced with a computer, deserves to be.” – David Thornburg

17 December 2013

CHRISTMAS UNWRAPPED

EOI ALCALA CHRISTMAS CARD CONTEST WINNER 2013-14

THE HISTORY CHANNEL: Christmas Unwrapped.
Watch the first 10 minutes of this video and answer the following questions:

What’s the origin of the Christmas Tree?
How long did the Norse celebrations last?  What were they characterized by?
What two celebrations were there in Ancient Rome? What did they consist of?
What does the narrator say about the date of Christian celebration?
How did the Church adapt pagan traditions?
What was Puritan England’s attitude to Xmas celebrations?


5 strange Christmas traditions 

around the world:



For older Christmas posts, click here.


10 December 2013

"IT ALWAYS SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE UNTIL IT'S DONE" Nelson Mandela

Invictus (2009)

 

05 December 2013

INTERNATIONAL MEETING POINT IN MADRID

Would you like to boost your confidence in spoken English? Would you like to practise your spoken English outside the classroom but you don't know what to do or where to go?

Have you ever heard of MadridBabel? Why don't you check their website? Plenty of activities to choose from, aren't there?

Meet people from all over the world in Madrid, practise languages absolutely free & make new friends through our wide range of international activities:

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Please, do remember: you cannot learn to swim without getting wet