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martes, 12 de octubre de 2010

HISPANIC DAY OR NATIONAL DAY - 12TH OCTOBER

Hispanic Day (Día de la Hispanidad) or National Day (Fiesta Nacional de España) is an annual national public holiday in Spain on October 12. It marks the anniversary of when Christopher Columbus first set foot in the Americas in 1492.

The king of Spain supervises the raising of the Spanish national flag in the center of Madrid on Hispanic Day. He and the prime minister lead a military parade after that. The parade includes representatives from most of Spain's military units and various military vehicles. Armed forces' planes perform aerobatics above the parade route and display yellow and red smoke to represent the Spanish flag. Radio, television and Internet news services broadcast live on these events.

Hispanic Day is a day off work and an opportunity to spend time quietly at home or in the company of family members and close friends. People in the Aragon region in the north-east of Spain also commemorate Our Lady of the Pillar, their patron saint, on October 12.

BACKGROUND

According to the Julian calendar, Christopher Columbus set sail from the port of Palos de la Frontera in South-West Spain on August 3, 1492. He landed on a island that is now part of the Bahamas in the Caribbean on October 12, 1492.The anniversary of this date is marked as Hispanic Day in Spain.

Events similar to Hispanic Day to mark the anniversary of the date Christopher Columbus first set foot in the Americas are also held in other countries. October 12 is known as Discovery Day in the Bahamas, Day of the Cultures in Costa Rica, Day of the Race in Argentina, Chile and Mexico and the Day of Indigenous Resistance in Venezuela. The second Monday of October is Columbus Day in the United States.




PHRASAL VERBS - SONG

Learning English through song is an effective way to make you feel fun and faster to learn L2 as suggested in suggestopedia teaching method. Anyway, “Tonight I wanna Cry” by Keith Urban is a beautiful song I like to share with you.


SONG EXERCISE
 

domingo, 3 de octubre de 2010

LIVERPOOL AND THE BEATLES

Enjoy watching the video and discovering the birthplace of the famous Beatles. You can learn about some of the city´s attractions.
The exercise is a listening activity and a  wordsearch

LIVERPOOL AND THE BEATLES

PREPOSITIONS SONG AND EXERCISE

Prepositions are used before nouns to give more information in a sentence.    Usually, they show where something is,or when something happened.

Listen to the song and fill in the gaps choosing the correct answer.


4º ESO. PAST CONTINUOUS EXERCISES

PAST SIMPLE AND PAST CONTINUOUS

Exercise 1: Write the Past Simple and Past Continuos.
Exercise 2: Write the most suitable word in each gap.
Exercise 3: Choose among sentences.
Exercise 4: Crossword

Enjoy the exercises in the following link:
Past Simple and Past Continuous Exercises.

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