Monday, 6 November 2017

Bonfire Night, Fireworks' Night or Guy Fawkes Night

Do you know the answer to these questions?
Who was Guy Fawkes, how did he die and why do we celebrate the gunpowder plot every Bonfire Night?



"REMEMBER, remember the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot. I see no reason why gunpowder treason should ever be forgot."

Bonfire Night is also known as Fireworks' Night or Guy Fawkes Night. It's a British tradition dating back to the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, when Catholic conspirator Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament and King James I. Bonfire Night is the anniversary of the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot on 5 November 1605.

The plot was centred around a group of Roman Catholic revolutionaries furious at the persecution of their faith in England.
After 45 years of hounding under the reign of Elizabeth I the plotters had hoped their struggles would end but they failed to after the Protestant King James I ascended to the throne.
Warwickshire-born Catholic Robert Catesby and his friends planned to take matters into their own hands and kill the King and his ministers by blowing up the Palace of Westminster during the state opening of parliament.


Why do we celebrate Bonfire Night?

Bonfire Night is celebrated in the UK by lighting bonfires, burning of "Guys" and setting off fireworks.
The celebration was actually enshrined in law a few months after the attempt and remained on the statute books until 1859.
Fireworks are also set off throughout the land as they are powered by gunpowder, representing the explosives that were never used.



Bonfire night in Winchester, England






Guy Fawkes via BBC History

On 5 November every year, the effigy of Guy Fawkes is still burned on bonfires across England in recognition of his part in the failed 'Gunpowder Plot' of 1605.
Fawkes didn't devise or lead the plot to assassinate James I, so why is he still singled out as one of British history's greatest villains more than 400 years after his death?

Saturday, 4 November 2017

What is Remembrance Day?

 Crosses adorned with poppies commemorate the war dead in Edinburgh

Armistice Day is also known as Remembrance Day or Remembrance Sunday
HELD on the second Sunday in November every year, Remembrance Sunday commemorates the agreement to end fighting during the First World War in 1918.






It marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, back in 1918.
A two-minute silence is held at 11am to remember the people who have died in wars.

You tell us what Remembrance Day is and why it's so important (November 2017).
There is also Remembrance Sunday every year, which falls on the second Sunday in November.
Poppies are worn by millions as a symbol to remember all of the people who have given their lives for their country in war.



On this day, there are usually ceremonies at war memorials, cenotaphs and churches throughout the country, as well as abroad.
The Royal Family and top politicians gather at The Cenotaph in Whitehall, London, for a memorial service.



The anniversary is used to remember all the people who have died in wars, not just World War One.
This includes World War Two, the Falklands War, the Gulf War, and conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Why do we hold a two-minute silence?
The first two-minute silence in Britain was held on 11 November 1919, when King George V asked the public to observe a silence at 11am.
This was one year after the end of World War One.
He made the request so "the thoughts of everyone may be concentrated on reverent remembrance of the glorious dead".

Friday, 29 September 2017

The most beautiful villages in Spain

Trujillo is going to celebrate 'The most beautiful villages in Spain' day. Next Sunday, there will be free tickets for visiting several monuments of Trujillo like the Castle, Churches, Museums... The tourists will enjoy the culture, traditions, heritage, gastronomy...
It will be a fantastic day in Trujillo.

Place: Main square
Day: First October 2017

Written by Laila, Lourdes, Ainhoa, Irene, Carmen and Fátima. (Tourism students)

Friday, 15 September 2017

Did you know..?

On this day in 1830, the first intercity railway route in the world is opened between Liverpool and Manchester (England, UK).





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BACK TO SCHOOL - LETTER TO A TEACHER



Here's the text of the letter we read this morning in our first lesson ... CLICK HERE

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

10 reasons why


Try to guess...


Why learning English is so important nowadays?

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Let's see if you guessed...



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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

BILINGUAL TURGALIUM MAGAZINE





Publicado al fin el número 9 de la revista "Bilingual Turgalium" Magazine. Ya lo expreso en el editorial pero desde aquí me gustaría recalcarlo de nuevo: mi más sincero agradecimiento a todos los que han hecho posible de un modo u otro que hoy vea la luz este número. Gracias a todos los que en ella habéis dejado un poquito de vosotros a través de un escrito, gracias a alumnos y profesoras; gracias a los profesorEs de la Sección Bilingüe, por todo su apoyo en este proyecto; y gracias también al profesor Mario por el diseño de portada y contraportada, y por último pero ni mucho menos en último lugar sino en uno muy especial, gracias a la profesora Lola Vicente porque sin su inestimable ayuda, no hubiera sido posible jamás.



Marina



Si quieres consultar números de otros años, puedes hacerlo aquí.


Monday, 12 June 2017

About the scorching weather...


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With the weather being the centre of attention and conversations these days, we have the perfect excuse to learn new vocabulary and idioms. Here are some lexical items to use these days!!


‘It’s scorching weather!’
‘I’m boiling!’
‘I’m roasting!’
“What’s The Forecast Like For Tomorrow?”
“Do you know the weather forecast for tomorrow?”
“Looks Like We’re In For A Hot One – They’re Predicting Record Highs This Week.”
“It Sure Is A Scorcher Today.”
‘It’s sticky weather’
‘This room is like an oven today!’
‘The sun is splitting the stones!’
‘It’s so hot you can fry an egg on the stone!
‘We’re currently experiencing a heat wave.
‘I’m sweating like a pig!’
“Looks Like We’re In For A Hot One – They’re Predicting Record Highs This Week.”


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SPEAKING ACTIVITIES



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Monday, 29 May 2017

Saying goodbye to Austin :(

Sadly, the time has come for all of us to say goodbye to our teaching assistant Austin. The last few months have been great. Good Luck in everything, Austin!








Thursday, 18 May 2017

Collaborative Story Writing - the whole class participated


Collaborative Story Writing - the whole class participated

The activity meant lots of fun and got the students' creative juices flowing. Here is the result.







The Atypical Russian Mystery of Mr. Pope's Baby


a story by all the students of the 4th year of CSE



Once upon a time.....

A man who lived in Russia drank vodka very often and who was bald is the protagonist of our atypical Russian story. 

While he was playing counterstrike at home, he discovered the rotten body of Mr. Pope, an old friend of him. Our man visited the Red Square in Moscow that evening and there, he said to everybody that he had found the body of his poor friend Mr. Pope.

So, he traveled to Paris after Moscow to look for Mr. Pope beloved girlfriend, but he almost died there because there was a terrorist attack in which he survived. He went there to tell Mr. Pope's girlfreind that he had died. His girlfriend cried a lot because she thought she wouldn't see him again and because she was pregnant and poor. 

In this moment our main character knew that the spirit of Mr. Pope was that of an old black man. Suddenly, Mr. Pope's body was reborn. Mr. Pope, as he woke up, went to the main square to eat an ice cream. After he ate the ice cream, he went to say to his girlfriend that he's alive again but reborn in the body of an old black man. But his girlfriend didn't believe him and she killed him. And while he was being killed with an opal knife he whispered "how aesthetic".

After two months, Mr. Pope's girlfriend won the lottery and the baby was born. The name of the baby was Harambe. When she won the lottery she thought that she wanted to live in America. 

Suddenly, a spirit inside the baby possessed by Austin, a friend of both Mr. Pope and our protagonist, left the baby's body. Before leaving the body, he had revived Mr. Pope and himself. Finally, our protagonist woke up in a hospital bed in the middle of the third world war and discovered Marina, a friend of Mr. Pope's girlfriend, and Austin are now ruling the world together.



Happy birthday to Austin! All the best!



You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

How does an election work?


How does an election work? Watch this speedy one-minute guide to the UK's General Election and you'll be an election expert!




Thursday, 23 March 2017

St. Patrick's Day around the world

St. Patrick's Day around the world


St Patrick’s Day is now celebrated throughout the world, not just in Ireland, with the largest parade taking place in New York City.




MOLLY MALONE








On March 17th, people all over the world will be celebrating St Patrick's Day. I'm not sure Irish people living in Ireland will appreciate their national day being described as an 'American holiday', but apart from that, this video gives a good overview of everybody's favourite green festival. For more St Patrick's Day resources, see below.