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Πέμπτη, 29 Ιανουαρίου 2015

John Lennon - Imagine



Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

A groundhog with his shadow February 2 brings the most-watched weather forecast of the year—and the
only one led by a rodent. Legend has it that on this morning, if a
groundhog can see its shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter. If
it cannot see its shadow, spring is on the way.



The Official Site of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club
This is the official site from Groundhog Club. This Teacher's Corner page includes lesson plans and activates for kids.

Groundhog Day Lesson  


Groundhog Day Banner






Groundhog Day



More Groundhog Day resources

The Best Resources For Groundhog Day


by Larry Ferlazzo

http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2009/02/03/the-best-resources-for-groundhog-day/


Teacher's note; the worksheet





 Groundhog Day Fun Facts 

Groundhog Day Quiz 


Feb 2, 1887:

First Groundhog Day

READ A STORY ABOUT PHIL  





 

 

 

MORE GREAT GROUNDHOG DAY FUN 



  



Groundhog Day Word Search

Groundhog Day Games

 

 

Groundhog Day History

Learn about the history behind Groundhog Day and scroll down to see the predictions he has made throughout the years. Click on "Present Weather" at the top to see what the temperature is in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.



The Missing Piece and the Missing Piece meets the Big O by Shel Silverstein










   



be happy today!

Κυριακή, 25 Ιανουαρίου 2015

50th anniversary of the death of Sir Winston Churchil

 The UK is marking the 50th anniversary of the death of
Winston Churchill. He is regarded by many as the greatest Briton ever,
but for some he remains an intensely controversial figure.

During Britain's darkest hours in World War Two, Churchill's leadership
was vital in maintaining morale and leading the country to eventual
victory over Nazi Germany.




 

TODAY marks the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s death.

Generally
considered to be one of the greatest statesmen of all time, Sir
Winston, born in 1874, steered Britain through some of the darkest
times of the 20th century.


He suffered a severe stroke on January 15, 1965, and died on January 24 shortly after 8am in his London home.

He was 90 years old.

He
died with Lady Churchill, their three children and two grandchildren at
his bedside. It is believed that his beloved marmalade cat Jock was
sitting at the foot of his bed.


New of his death was given
to the media at 8.30 that morning, and within half an hour of the
announcement, silent crowds began to gather around Hyde Park Gate in
mourning.


Sir Winston’s death made headlines around the
world, with obituaries by world leaders, friends and former colleagues
filling the new bulletins and press.


The Times newspaper ran a front cover without adverts - the first time this had been done since World War One.

The
Queen paid tribute to Sir Winston, saying: “The whole world is poorer
by the loss of his many-sided genius, while the survival of his country
and the sister nations of the Commonwealth in the face of the greatest
danger that has ever threatened them, will be a perpetual memorial to
his leadership, his vision and his indomitable courage.”


By decree of the Queen, Sir Winston’s body lay in state in Westminster Hall for three days, visited daily by his widow.

For
many years, he had wanted to be buried in the grounds of his Kent home
Chartwell, but eventually had a change of heart and was laid to rest at
St Martin’s Church near Blenheim, close to his birthplace and ancestral
home.


The state funeral was held six days after Sir
Winston’s death, on January 30, and was watched live on TV by millions,
in Britain and abroad.


 taken from http://www.kentnews.co.uk/news



BBC News - The 10 greatest controversies of Winston Churchill's career





Winston Churchill & the Museum 



Sir Winston Churchill in 1929 (Pic: Fox Photos/Getty Images)













10 Things You May Not Know About Sir Winston Churchill

 

 

Why is Churchill famous? Learn about the man and his time.

Winston Churchill

biography

A list of British words from A to Z not used in the United States

A list of British words from A to Z not used in the United States

 abseil
to descend on a rope (US: rappel). Take from German language abseilen.
accountancy

calculating and tracking financial matters (US: accounting). In the UK
accounting is explaining oneself or one's actions ("to give an account"
or "accountability" in the U.S.A.), accountancy is the profession.
Action Man
A toy similar to G.I. Joe.
adder
viper, a species of venomous snake
advert
advertisement (US and UK also: ad, commercial (on TV)).
agony aunt

the author of an agony column – a magazine or newspaper column advising
on readers' personal problems. The image presented was originally that
of an older woman providing comforting advice and maternal wisdom, hence
the name "aunt". Better known to most Americans as a "Dear Abby" column
or advice column. Similarly, agony uncle. READ MORE

Appearances and Describing People in English

SHALL / WILL

 

 

ENERGY VOCABULARY

COLLOCATIONS


Παρασκευή, 23 Ιανουαρίου 2015

Portraits of Classrooms Around the World

LISTEN TO A BOOK Sherlock Holmes and the Blue Diamond

Learn English with Story: Sherlock Holmes and the Blue Diamond

Learn Everyday English CARS



Actions Phrases








Learn action verbs in context with this quick little video.





English School Vocabulary



Internet Slang to Learn English

Internet Slang to Learn English: English Slang: Acronyms and slang of INET

 

Τετάρτη, 21 Ιανουαρίου 2015

Have fun withRowan Atkinson Live (with Eng/Esp subtitles)

LISTEN TO A STORY :The Talkative Tortoise: - Story for Chldren

LISTEN TO A STORY: The Greatest Treasure- Story for Children.