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

21 December 2015


Christmas traditions and customs

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen: The story behind the oldest Christmas Carol (reading).

Even Charles Dickens gave it a prominent place in his classic novel, A Christmas Carol. Ebenezer Scrooge showed a depth of his sad self in this paragraph from Dicken's classic: “...at the first sound of 'God bless you merry, gentlemen, May nothing you dismay!’ Scrooge seized the ruler with such energy of action that the singer fled in terror, leaving the keyhole to the fog and even more congenial frost”.

New Year's quiz... about Scotland: Test your knowledge on Scot's Hogmanay!

Shall I jog your memory?

13 December 2015

2015 Advent Calendar

Provided by Pearson:
From now on and right up to Christmas Eve there’s a special box to open up every day with a little Christmas-based surprise for you and your students, including things like:
  • Christmas songs for your teen and adult students.
  • Christmas crafts for the younger ones.
  • Reading texts for this special time of the year.
  • The origin of Christmas.
  • Activities, recipes, jokes, tongue-twisters and much more… (just click on the image below)