Sunday, 15 February 2015

Carnival and Pancake Day in the UK: a webquest

It's carnival time!

Surf the following websites and have your own (virtual) 
pancakes race!

First of all let' s take a look at some Carnival glossary

Now let's see UK carnivals by region:

Carnival festival culminates on Shrove Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday,  is the day before Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent. 'Shrove' derives from an old English word 'shrive', meaning 'confess all sins'. In the UK it is also called Pancake Day because on this day people traditionally eat pancakes.

Surf the following site for more information about Shrove Tuesday in the UK:

Pancake day in London:

Basic Pancake recipes:

Some videos:

Pancake Day

The great pancake race


Your own pancakes race...

Click on my Thinglink image below (I made the mindmap with Spiderscribe), follow the route, open the Word documents, answer the questions about the websites you have just visited... and win the pancakes race!

Friday, 6 February 2015

Saint Valentine' s Day activities

February, 14th is Saint Valentine' s Day! On this day cards, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones.

But do you know where this festival comes from? Are you ready to say or write something special to the people you care about?
Clicking on the following Thinglink image (that I previously created with Cacoo), you will find some useful activities to get prepared for that day.

  • You can read some information and watch some videos about St. Valentine' s Day origins 
  • You can learn some useful vocabulary and play a vocabulary game
  • You can listen to some hints on how to make a perfect Valentine' s gift
  • You can learn to write a great Valentine' s card
  • You can learn some love poems for your boyfriend or girlfriend (but also for a member of your family or a friend)
  • You can read some love poems written by the greatest British and American poets
  • You can have fun by taking some quizzes!

Now it' s up to you! 
Show your love to the people you care about!