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November 5 2009 5 05 /11 /November /2009 17:30

Tonight is Bonfire night !

To celebrate Guy Fawkes night, people light bonfires to burn a Guy.

a bonfire
There are fireworks all over the UK.


People eat toffee apples and jacket potatoes.

                                                                     jacket potatoes 

                       toffee apples

Children learn this poem by heart :

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November 1 2009 1 01 /11 /November /2009 08:13
4 days to go until Guy Fawkes' night !

Read previous article about Guy Fawkes' night also called Bonfire Night, Cracker Night, Fireworks Night or Bonny Night.

Then, watch this video about the celebration of Guy Fawkes' night in Victoria Park, London :

Can you answer this question ? :

How do people celebrate Guy Fawkes' night in England ?

See you on November 5th !

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October 22 2009 5 22 /10 /October /2009 05:00
Halloween (read previous article) or "All Hallow's Eve" in old English, is coming soon.

Halloween started in Ireland and Scotland. Then it went to North America with immigrants from those countries. And finally it came to France and Germany from the USA.


A favourite Halloween game is apple bobbing (watch video). Children try to get an apple out of a basin of water but they can use their mouths only, not their hands.

Here are a few links to test your knowledge and vocabulary. Have fun !

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October 21 2009 4 21 /10 /October /2009 07:00
Here is the story of Jack:

Jack was a bad man. He was extremely selfish.  He wasn't helpful at all. He didn't like helping people. He was a miser (= he didn't like spending money).

When Jack died, he didn't go to Heaven because he was such a miser but he didn't go to hell either because the Devil didn't want him there. So Jack was stuck. He had to walk the earth, holding a lantern, until Judgement Day.

This is the story that has been told by the Irish people who came to America in the 1800's. They carved their turnips into the face of "Jack-of-the-lantern" to remind themselves what happened to people who were misers. So that's why Americans today carve their pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns.

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August 30 2009 1 30 /08 /August /2009 07:00
What's on in London at the moment ? the Notting Hill Carnival

It is a street procession and a festival which takes place every year at the end of August. It lasts for 2 or 3 days.


It is organised by the Caribbean community.

On Saturday, there is a competition between steel pan bands.

On Sunday, there are parades. Many children groups dress up in traditional Caribbean style.

The Carnival attracts up to 1.5 million people.

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July 4 2009 7 04 /07 /July /2009 07:35
Displays of fireworks over the Washington Monument

Independence Day, commonly known as the Fouth of July is a national holiday in the USA.

It celebrates the adoption of  the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776 declaring independence from the United Kingdom of Great Britain.

Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, picnics, concerts, carnivals and political speeches and ceremonies celebrating the history, government and traditions of the United States of America.


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July 2 2009 5 02 /07 /July /2009 07:57

Enjoy your summer holiday and see you around !

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June 27 2009 7 27 /06 /June /2009 07:42

London has been voted as the city to host the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad, are due to take place from 27 July to 12 August 2012.

clear version of the official logo

The five candidate cities for the 2012 Olympic Games were Paris, France; New York, USA; Moscow, Russia; London, Great Britain and Madrid, Spain.

The final vote between London and Paris, saw London achieve 54 votes with Paris 50.

Great Britain will host the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition at the new Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy

2012 marks the first time the Olympics has been held in Britain since 1948.

IOC President Jacques ROGGE offered his congratulations to the winners, commenting, 'We knew the two bids were very, very close. Well done, London. It will be a superb Games and will strengthen the Olympics.'

the 4 official base colours

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June 19 2009 6 19 /06 /June /2009 10:44
Here is an excellent video:  Make a stand against bullying with celebrities like Bruce Willis, Matt Houston and many others.

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June 9 2009 3 09 /06 /June /2009 15:09

Here's a funny video of Mr Bean sitting an exam. He isn't fair play and doesn't even know the answer to one single question.
I do hope you'll do better when you sit your exam at the end of June !...

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