‘Halloween’ in the United States, ‘Obon’ in Japan, ‘Day of the Dead’ in Mexico, ‘Los Finados’ in Gran Canaria. Check this website in which we are told about the different ways we celebrate ‘Halloween’ around the world. Then, let us know if you have ever participated in any of these traditions. What do you do? What do you eat? Any special customs? Tell us all about it!
Above you can see a fantastic river Danube sightseeing.
The river Danube is the second longest European river after the Volga. The Danube is Europe´s longest river which flows west to east, from Central to Eastern Europe. It rises in the Black Forest mountains of western Germany and flows for 2,850 km to its mouth on the Black Sea. Along its course, it passes thorough nine countries: Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania and Ukraine. As you can see in the follow map:
The Danube played a vital role in the settlement and political evolution of central and eastern Europe its banks, line with castles and fortresses, formed the boundary between great empires, and its waters served as a vital comercial highway between nations. This a incredible sightseeing. It´s the Hungarian Parliament.
The Danube is of great economic importance to the nine countries that border it all of which variously use the river for freight transport, the generation of hydroelectricity, industrial and residential water supplies, irrigation, fishing and tourism, like an example for the last one here you are a picturesque sightseeing:
Danube and walts are joined forever since the great composer Johann Strauss the Young wrote The Blue Danube that became the symbol of imperial Vienna. This is a short version to practice if you play the piano or only to listen.
The Danube basin is home to a diverse system of natural habitats. Among these are the Germany’s Black Forest, the Alps and Carpathian Mountains, the Hungarian puszta plains, the Bulgarian islands and the giant reed beds and marshes of the Danube Delta. These habitats are home to a rich and unique biological diversity and species.
Now, you can answer my question. I hope all of you want to travel by the Danube.
Dear students, the question yesterday was Caramel or Popcorn? Those are the names of the two turkeys of this year. If you want to know which of them was pardoned by President Obama, you’ll have to watch the forthcoming video. You can also find more information if you read this article published by NBC News.
As most of you already now, Thanskgiving is an American Tradition and an important festivity as all American families gather around their dining tables to share some moments together and thank for all the good things that have happened to them.
If you want to find out about the origins of this beautiful tradition, I recommend you to watch this video from the History Channel and to take a look at the links below, where I’m linking some of the articles written about the topic in our blog.
Articles from our blog:
Hey, guys!! I hope that you have enjoyed our lesson as much as I have. Here you are the videos we’ve seen in class and the link to the page where you have all the instructions for your podcasts. Don’t forget that you can ask any doubt on our facebook group. Have a nice and scary weekend!!!!
Finally, don’t forget that your story has to be told using past (narrative) tenses, so don’t forget to take a look at the presentation we saw in class, just before the videos.
Last week we were talking in class about interesting opening and closing sentences of famous books. And look what I’ve discovered today on The Telegraph website, a gallery with 30 interesting opening sentences of famous works, starting with Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (my favourite).
How many of these books have you read? Which one do you think you would enjoy reading?
Just click on the picture below to see the gallery.
Thank you, María Valdés, for sharing this article.
And as every year, we are embedding our classic favourit, Obama pardoning his Turkey. Don’t miss it if you want to laugh a bit with his great sense of humour.