St Valentine’s Day webquest activity

Visit http://www.history.com/topics/valentines-day-facts and decide whether the following facts are true (T) or false (F). Correct those that are false.

  1. There are 34 single men aged 65 or older for every 100 single women of the same age.
  2. In the US, there are 2.2 million marriages every year, which is more than 600 a day.
  3. More than 50% of all Valentine’s Day cards are bought in the six days before the celebration.
  4. In 2004, there were 21,667 florists across the US and between all these businesses 109,915 people were employed.
  5. 70%: the percentage of men and women aged 30 to 34 who had been married at some point in their lives in 2006
  6. Valentine’s Day is the most popular time to send greetings cards with 141 million cards sent every year.
  7. In 2008, 112,185 marriages were performed in Nevada. So many couples ’tie the knot’ there that it is the fifth most popular US state in which to marry even though it only ranks 35th in terms of population.
  8. 904: the number of dating service companies in America in 2002
  9. More than 50% of the US population celebrate Valentine’s Day by purchasing a greetings card.
  10. There are 100 single women in their 20s for every 119 single men of the same age.

XMAS HAS COME

SPEAKING WARM UP:

acartoon-christmas-dancing-santa-mzxrz1) What do you usually eat at Christmas?
b) Who do you normally spend Christmas with?
c) What is the best thing about Christmas in your opinion?
d) Which traditions do you follow at Christmas?
e) What is unique about Christmas in the place where you live?

f) What do you remember about last Christmas?
g) Where would you like to spend Christmas one year

XMAS CAROLS FOR THE CLASSROOM, BE READY TO SING ALONG IN OUR HIGH SCHOOL

  1. LAST CHRISTMAS,

    Listen to this popular Christmas song by Wham from 1984. . Watch the video and listen at to complete the lyrics:

    Chorus

    Last Christmas, I gave you (1) _____ But the very next day, you gave it away . This year, to save me from tears
    I’ll give it to someone special
    (2x)

    Once bitten and twice (2) ___
    I (3) ____________ my distance but tears still catch my eye

    Tell me, baby, do you recognize me?
    It’s been a year; it doesn’t (4) _____________ me

    Happy Christmas–I wrapped it up and (5) ______________ it
    With a note saying, “I love you”; I (6) _______________ it
    Now I know what a fool I’ve been
    But if you (7) ______________ me now, I know you’d fool me again

    Repeat chorus

    A crowded room, friends with tired eyes
    I’m (8) ______________ from you and your soul of  (9)___
    My God, I thought you were someone to (10) ______________ on Me, I guess I was a  (11)_____to (12) ______________ on

    A face on a (13) ____with a fire in his heart
    A man under cover, but you tore me apart Ooh, now I’ve found a real love
    You’ll never fool me again

    Repeat chorus

    A face on a (14) ___ with a fire in his heart
    A man under cover, but you tore him apart Maybe next year I’ll give it to someone
    I’ll give it to someone special, special Someone…someone
    I’ll give it to someone
    I’ll give it to someone special, special

     

    This is Taylor Swift version, maybe you’ve heard , with which you can correct your lyrics:

Avicii – Hey Brother, Music Video, Song Lyrics and Karaoke

You told me it is one of your favorites whay don’t you try with these exercises? How good are you at listening and writing at the same time?

Avicii – Hey Brother, Music Video, Song Lyrics and Karaoke.

Watch, correct and enjoy the video in this link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxIiPLVR6NA&feature=share

WHAT TIME IS IT?

What time is it?
What is the time?
Can you tell me the time?

try this exercises to practice
Match time
BBC clock; help these puppets to fix the Big Ben clock PLAY
MORE EXERCISES ON TIME AND CLOCKS

CAINE’S ARCADE: A NICE STORY

Caine Monroy is a 9-year old boy who spent his summer vacation building an elaborate DIY (DO IT YOURSELF) cardboard arcade in his dad’s used auto parts store.

Caine dreamed of the day he would have lots of customers visit his arcade, and he spent months preparing everything, perfecting the game design, making displays for the prizes, designing elaborate security systems, and hand labeling paper-lunch-gift-bags. However, his dad’s autoparts store (located in an industrial part of East LA) gets almost zero foot traffic, so Caine’s chances of getting a customer were very small, and the few walk in customers that came through were always in too much of a hurry to get their auto part to play Caine’s Arcade. But Caine never gave up.

One day, by chance, I walked into Smart Parts Auto looking for a used door handle for my ’96 Corolla. What I found was an elaborate handmade cardboard arcade manned by a young boy who asked if I would like to play. I asked Caine how it worked and he told me that for $1 I could get two turns, or for $2 I could get a Fun Pass with 500 turns. I got the Fun Pass.

This short film tells the story of Caine’s Arcade, and of our attempt to make Caine’s day.
DO IT YOURSELF= bricolage
ARCADE:salón de juego
auto parts store:

WHATEVER by Oasis

This a song originally sang by OASIS a very successful pop group of the 90’s.
There you have the orginal song and lyrics to check the listening exercise we made in class.
Which version do you like best?

-ED endings PRONUNCIATION

PROBLEMS OR CONFUSING SOUNDS WITH -ED ENDINGS?
there you have a video

• We pronounce / t / after voiceless sounds: / p /, / k /, / s /, / f / and
voiceless / th / sound
• We pronounce / d / after voiced sounds: / b / , / g /, / v /, / z/ , / m/ ,
/n /, / l /, / r / , voiced / th / sound and all vowels.
• We pronounce / id / after / d / and / t / sounds.
Now, try these exercises
pronunciation exercise 1
exercise 2

TWILIGHT SAGA is back

WATCH THIS SUMMARY OF THE MOVIE WITH SUBTITLES IN ENGLISH

ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS
1. Who are the protagonists?
2. What does Bella discover?
3. What kind of being is Eduard?
4. Name three characteristics of a vampire.
5. Which is your favourite scene?

Twilight song

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?

WATCH THESE CARTOONS WITH SNOOPY AND CHARLIE BROWN

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

read more
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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