Saturday, 28 November 2009


Using Glogster I have created this presentation about the passive voice. You only need to to right-click and choose the full-screen mode, to have a complete version of the presentation. Enjoy!!!

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Another celebration: Thanksgiving Day

And here is another one! This time it is about Thanksgiving. This American one-day holiday is very well known all over the world, but do we really understand the origins and history behind this American tradition? Take a look at the documentary and the enjoy the exercise about Thanksgiving day. Do not forget to leave some feedback: either positive or negative, both will help.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009



Remembrance Day – also known as Poppy Day, Armistice Day (the event it commemorates) or Veterans Day – is a day to commemorate the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war, specifically since the First World War. It is observed on 11 November to recall the end of World War I on that date in 1918. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.) The day was specifically dedicated by King George V, on 7 November 1919, to the observance of members of the armed forces who were killed during war; this was possibly done upon the suggestion of Edward George Honey to Wellesley Tudor Pole, who established two ceremonial periods of remembrance based on events in 1917.

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Lt.-Col. John McCrae (1872 - 1918)

Blogger template 'Fundamental' by 2008.

Jump to TOP

Blogger templates by