26/10/15 Class I D Halloween is an annual holiday celebrated on October 31st .
It has roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain and the Christian holy day of All Saints. The term derives from “All Hallows Eve” that means “eve of All Saints’ Day”.
Halloween was a pagan festival, people thought that the living and the dead, came in contact on that night. Like most pagan festivals, long ago it was absorbed into the festivals of the expanding Christian church, and became associated with All Hallows Day, or All Saints Day, which fell on November 1st. The celebration of Halloween survived most strongly in Ireland. It was the end of summer festival, and was often celebrated in each community with a bonfire to ward off the evil spirits. Children would go from door to door in disguise as creatures from the underworld to collect treats, mainly fruit or nuts.
Carving turnips as ghoulish faces to hold candles became a popular part of the festival, which has been adapted to carving pumpkins in America. Nowadays this festival is celebrated in many western countries.
This year we celebrated Halloween learning some rhymes, making some masks... and Francesco even made a beautiful Jack-o'-lantern!! Thank you, Francesco!
School is over!! It has been a long year... full of good and sometimes bad things! We have learned a lot of things! But now we are tired! We deserve a great holiday!
I am going to the sea... I love swimming and sunbathing!
I have found this video on Youtube about holidays in Britain:
And you? Where do you go on holiday? Do you prefer the seaside or the mountains? Do you like visiting cities or going to the countryside? If you stay in your town during the summer holidays, what do you usually do?
Hello guys! Some of you are coming to England with me next month. How do you feel? Excited? Anxious? Worried?
First of all let' s see the reasons why this experience will be so important.
Why are Study Tours so important?
International study tours are a great opportunity to combine an overseas travel and cultural experience with studies
focusing on the language. Study tours emphasise experiential learning and allow
students to explore new territories, cultures and people. They combine theory
with real-life experience and cultural perspective.
By studying abroad you will:
Meet new friends from around the world.
Gain new perspectives on things they normally wouldn't have.
Improve a foreign language and learn a few things they didn't
Learn to be more independent.
Immerse themselves in a completely different culture.
Below I am trying to answer some of your questions.
Will I find it too difficult?
You can always ask for help, teachers and college
staff will be always there for you.
When you learn English in an English-speaking country,
you will have to use English in everyday life and this is a very quick
way to learn. You will learn in a real environment. This is a authentic
Will a different culture be a problem for me?
Being in a different country and having to learn
different ways of behaving could be a little difficult at the beginning, but
remember: studying and travelling abroad broadens your horizons and
gives you the opportunity to know different cultures. In today’s
increasingly global society, it’s very important to possess the skills to
communicate across cultures.
Will it be useful for my future?
It will be very important for your CV.
Employers look for applicants who can speak English
and had some experience abroad. The fact that you went to an English
speaking country and used the language in a real context will make a really
good impression. Moreover, you will get a certificate that will be very
important for your CV.
Will it change my life?
You will never forget the new experience and the
international friends you will make. Moreover, you will become more independent
and responsible, in fact travelling without your family is a chance for you to
learn to fend for yourself and to manage your own finances.
The UK is made up of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.Great Britain is made up of England, Wales and Scotland.
The UK is between the North Atlantic Ocean and the
North Sea, and it is separated by northwest coast of France by the English
Channel. The Channel Tunnel, beneath the English Channel, now links the UK with
The UK Landscape is very varied. Scotland and Wales are the most mountainous parts
of the UK. The Pennine, runs down the centre of northern England,
but most of the UK is made up of hills.
The Uk's climate is very changeable because of the
surrounding sea. The main influence on British climate is the proximity to the
Atlantic Ocean, the northern latitude, and the warming of the waters around the
land by the Gulf Stream (a warm current of the northern Atlantic Ocean).
In general there are warm summers and cool
winters. However, summers are cooler than those on the continent
and winters are milder.