The United Nations designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and invited governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize activities designed to raise public awareness of the problem on that day.
Women’s activists have marked 25 November as a day against violence since 1981. This date came from the brutal assassination in 1960, of the three Mirabal sisters, political activists in the Dominican Republic.
- Watch this video including a message from the Spanish actor Antonio banderas:
- Why this International Day? Have a look at this information according to The United Nations: here.
- Do you think it’s necessary to celebrate this international day? Give reasons. Leave a comment.
“Guy Fawkes” o “Bonfire Night” is one of the most popular festivals in Britain. On 5th November, bonfires cover the whole country. The tradition has its origin in the year 1605 when a group of Catholics tried to kill the prostestant king blowing The House of Parliament. To know more about it, here you have this activity. You may also watch the following video: click here.
BIENVENIDOS AL NUEVO CURSO 2013-2014!! Retomamos la actividad de este blog y esperamos que como en los cursos anteriores te sea de utilidad para seguir mejorando tu inglés. La primera entrada coincide con el Día Europeo de las Lenguas (“European Day of Languages“), el 26 de septiembre. Te dejamos una presentación con los consejos y recomendaciones que la Unión Europea ha dado para el aprendizaje de Idiomas.
También recuperamos otra entrada ya publicada en el blog, en ella el profesor Mr Duncan reflexiona sobre la manera de aprender inglés. Para ver el vídeo haz clic aquí.
What’s the origin of this logo we may see all around Great Britain? Everything started at the beginning of the Second World War ……………. This is the story: click here.
Now watch the video:
“Moving Windmills” is a documentary that tells the fascinating true story of William Kamkwamba, a young innovator from Malawi, Africa. Do you know anything about this country? click here to discover an interesting place. For more information, watch this video on YouTube.
Watch this video to know his story:
William’s popularity grew as the time went by, in 2007 he spoke at a TED conference, he explains how he built a windmill:
Two years later, in 2009, there was another TED conference:
Download the questions to work in class.
What do you know about British food? Is it similar to your country? Watch this video and compare both eating habits.
Do you follow a healthy diet? Try to leave a comment about these questions.