As you may know, Pancake Day 2016 takes place on Tuesday, February 9. To celebrate it, our school is organizing a Pancake/Crêpe Day next Thursday, 4th of February.
To know more about the school party, click here PANCAKE DAY.
Come to the party and bring some pancakes/crêpes to share ;)
What is Pancake Day?
Pancake Day, also called Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras (which is French for “Fat Tuesday”), is the last day of feasting before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. It’s called so due to the tradition of eating pancakes on the day. This tradition comes from a time where any rich foods were eaten on the day before Lent, and fasting begins. The date can vary from as early as February 3rd to as late as March 9th.
If you want to learn more about it and practise a bit of English, click on the links below:
The History of Pancake Day
Pancake Day-British Council
Lots of activities on Pancake Day
Do you want to know which were the greatest words and phrases of 2015, check this video out!
Tourists touching down at Heathrow Airport are being introduced to British etiquette by a video starring comedian Stephen Fry.
Tips which feature in the short film include cheering when drinking glasses are accidentally smashed in a pub, navigating the awkward “after you” loop and mastering the “agreement rule” when a stranger comments on the weather.
Fry collaborated with Graham Linehan – who won a scriptwriting Bafta for The IT Crowd – to make the three-minute video.
From Snowdon to the Scottish Highlands and London to Londonderry, modern Britain is a truly extraordinary place.
With a fantastic blend of cultures and traditions, we’re a nation renowned for its sense of humour, unspoken rules and little quirks. No matter where you go, you’re sure to talk about the weather, will need something waterproof to hand, and are likely to meet someone who feels the need to apologise profusely for everything they do. In fact our nation’s gentle apologetic manner is one of the things that I miss most when I’m out of the country. I hope people enjoy watching the video, which celebrates some of our wonderful eccentricities and welcomes people to the UK with a good old dose of British humour.
– STEPHEN FRY, BRITISH ETIQUETTE VIDEO
It’s hard to keep up with a language evolving as fast as English. Before you know it, a new turn of phrase has come and gone before you can say selfie. That’s so passé. Do try to keep up. Let’s have a look at some trends from 2015.
Hello everybody and Happy New Year. I hope you have had a nice break and that you are ready to get back to work!
I wish you all the best for 2016. Welcome back to school!
Click on the link below to check the date and time of your exam. Please, remember you need to arrive 15 minutes before the time you have been allocated.
CONVOCATORIA EXAMEN ORAL DICIEMBRE 2015
As you may know, last November 5th was Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Bonfire Night and Firework Night, which is an annual commemoration observed on 5 November, primarily in Great Britain. To learn more about it, watch the video below.