THE FIRST THANKSGIVING DAY

WATCH THIS PRESENTATION ON THANKSGIVING

WATCH THIS VIDEO AND ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS

When did the first settlers come to AMerica?
How are these people known?
What is the name of the ship arriving in America?
Was it easy for the Pilgrims to adapt to the new place?
What were the foods that were new to the Pilgrims in the New World?
What was the name of the Indian tribe that helped the Pilgrims?
What was the nema of the coolony?
When is it celebrated nowadays?
What do Americans do and eat on Thanksgiving?

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THANKSGIVING DAY and BLACKFRIDAY SHOPPING

On the 4th thursday of november there is a big celebration taking place all over the United States. What do you know about this special day?
Have you ever heard about it?

TRY WITH THESE LINKS; watch the video and do the exercises
Ever heard about Thanksgiving ?, by lilimauve
Find this and other thanksgiving exercises in English Exercises .org

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do you wnat to see THE SIMPSONS ON THANKSGIVING DAY
Episode 20 Bart vs Thanksgiving
THANKSGIVING AND BLACKFRIDAY

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving Day in the USA and falls on the Friday after the fourth Thursday in November. It is a busy shopping day and is a holiday in some states.
Shopping for Christmas presents is also popular on Black Friday. Many stores have special offers and lower their prices on some goods, such as toys. There can also be congestion on roads to popular shopping destinations.
Black Friday is one of the busiest shopping days in the USA.
There are two popular theories as to why the day after Thanksgiving Day is called Black Friday. One theory is that the wheels of vehicles in heavy traffic on the day after Thanksgiving Day left many black markings on the road surface, leading to the term Black Friday.
The other theory is that the term Black Friday comes from an old way of recording business accounts. Losses were recorded in red ink and profits in black ink. Many businesses, particularly small businesses, started making profits (money) prior to Christmas. Many hoped to start showing a profit, marked in black ink, on the day after Thanksgiving Day.
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BIEBER FEVER, Justin visits Europe

(CBS/AP) Justin Bieber brought the Christmas spirit to London on Monday, switching on Christmas lights at the city’s two biggest shopping malls.
Thousands of young and mostly female fans waited hours for the 17-year-old singer to appear, first at the Westfield shopping center in west London, then hours later at the new Westfield Stratford City mall near the 2012 Olympic Park in the east.

Bieber traveled between two malls, which are 12 miles apart, by helicopter.

The star, who won two prizes at Sunday’s MTV Europe Music Awards in Belfast, told fans that his favorite thing about London was “all the girls.”

Bieber fever arrived in Spain last Wednesday when he visited El Hormiguero, a funny program on laSexta tv channel. He was interviewed and talked about his last album and film. He sang his new released single Mistletoe, in front of hundreds of screaming fans. He even did Rubik’s cube in only 1minute and 25 seconds.
Bieber fever has quickly spread all over the world with huge crowds of screaming girls gathering wherever Justin is due to appear in public.

NEW WORDS
MALL; shopping centre
FEMALE: girl, woman
RELEASE: publish
MISTLETOE; a plant used at Christmas.
HUGE CROWDS; many people

WATCH THIS VIDEO AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS (given in class)
ABOUT JUSTIN

SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS: GUY FAWKES AND THE GUNPOWDER PLOT


In 1605, a person named Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the British Parliament with 36 barrels of gunpowder. He, and his band of fellow conspirators, were caught after one of the group sent a letter to King James of England warning him to stay away from Parliament. Guy Fawkes was imprisoned and eventually put to death for his trouble, although modern British people remember him as “the only man ever to enter Parliament with honest intentions!”

Nowadays, the British mark Guy Fawkes’ Day (or simply Bonfire Night) by building bonfires and letting off fireworks. Traditionally, children made effigies of Fawkes from old clothes stuffed with newspaper, and display their “Guy” in the streets, asking “Penny for the Guy?”, and expecting to receive some money. Guys were then thrown on the bonfire at the height of the celebrations.

Big firework displays are organised in public playing fields and open areas, usually with huge bonfires. The bonfires often take weeks to build, and in small communities and villages everyone will bring some wood to add to the pile.

The events of 1605 are also remembered in a nursery rhyme.

“Remember, remember, the 5th of November,
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
We see no reason why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.”

(from http://www.holidays.kaboose.com/guy-fawkes-day-history.html)

FURTHER READING : Guy fawkes history
TRY THESE EXERCISES TO CHECK WHAT WE HAVE LEARNT:
EXERCISE 1
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BBC GAMES CLICK HERE TO PLAY

HOW TO WRITE A BIOGRAPHY


Write a biography of somebody you consider interesting. You can visit http://www.wikipedia.com to find ideas and information. Follow the next plan to do it. Sen it to your teacher thorugh AULA VIRTUAL mail. The teacher will correct and save your work. Then you will upload it to our blog
WRITING PLAN
1.- BASIC INFORMATION
– Whatis his/her name?
– Where was he/she born?
– Any interesting facts or information about their parents or early life?
2.- HISTORICAL CONTEXT
– What was happening at this moment in history?
you can use this web
BBC: ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday
3.- WHAT DID HE /SHE DO?
– Why was it important?
4.- EFFECT ON HISTORY
– What did this person change?
– What was the effect on history and on other people?
– What’s your opinion about her/him?

* Escribe en inglés con frases sencillas NO COPIES ni uses TRADUCTORES. En formato word, mínimo 10 lineas, puedes incluir fotos, musica etc. También puedes hacer un power point, recuerda que a mayor esfuerzo mejor nota!!!
USEFUL WEBSITES
BIOGRAPHY CHANNEL : TV channel about bios.
WIKIPEDIA (in English)