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Escrito por english4life 25-11-2016 en FIFTH COURSE. Comentarios (0)

For Thanksgiving there are specials and serie marathons in different TV channels.

Click on the link above for info on the different programmes broadcasted on Thanksgiving Day.

Say whether the following statements are true (T) or false (F). Correct the false ones.

1. If you like American football you could have watched 49ers vs. Baltimore Ravens on CBS

2. Should Buffy the Vampire Slayer be your favourite serie you could have watched it from 6:00   a.m.to 4. p.m. on SciFi

3. The Real History of Thanksgiving was broadcasted on History Channel

4. Both American Guns and How it´s made were on BeMad

5. Ice Age and A Very Gaga Thanksgiving were on the same channel

Answer the following questions:

6. What TV marathons started and finished at the same time?

7. There were two Specials at the same time but ... on which channels?

8. What film and sport show could you have watched on Fox?

9. Could you watch the Bone and NCIS marathon on the same channel?

10. If your favourite cartoon character is Charlie Brown, what two specials were there to watch?


Escrito por english4life 20-11-2016 en SIXTH COURSE. Comentarios (0)

You should already know some basic facts about the origins of Thanksgiving.

Let´s update them and discover for info about nowadays´ Thanksgiving celebrations.

Read them carefully and then search for info.

Good luck and ..... break your leg!!!


The most important event on Thanksgiving is the evening meal.

Do you know what to say “thanks” or “no thanks” to?.

Click here and you´ll see.

Say whether these statements are true or false. Correct the false ones.

  1. Sweet potatoes are healthy because they contain nutrients as well as potasium and vitamins A and B
  2. Stuffing is healthy because it contains plenty of calories
  3. Turkey is healthier with gravy
  4. Green beans are a “thanks” and a must as they contain plenty of water and antioxidants.
  5. Pumpkin pie should be a “no, thanks”

Read the following text and then answer whether the question below.

Click on the following link for additional information.

  John wants to buy a special wedding ring for his fiancée on Thanksgiving. He´s already seen one at Macy´s and is going for it. The problem for John is his working schedule. He works at a shop near Macy´s and his timetable on Thanksgiving is from 7:00 p.m. to 00:00.

  On Black Friday he works from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..

  Can he buy the wedding ring at Macy´s?

  Why?, or why not?


The following questions are about the most important Thanksgiving parade in New York. Read them slowly and choose the correct option.

1. Thanskgiving parade finishes at:

a. Macy´s cinema  b. Macy´s department store  c. Macy´s supermarket  d. Macy´s toy shop

2. The first Thanksgiving parade dates from  :

  a. 1906  b. 1916  c. 1926  d. 1936

3. The parade starts at  :

  a. 7:00 a.m.  b. 8:00 a.m.  c. 8:00 p.m.  d. 7:00 p.m.

4. What TV channel broadcasts the parade on line?

  a. FOX  b. ABC  c. NBC  d. CNN.

5. The parade is celebrated on

  a. Black Friday  b. Independence Day  c. Thanskgiving  d. Bonfire Night


Read the text below. Then answer the question. Click her for info on TV guide.

The Simpson´s want to watch different programmes on Thanksgiving Day. Lisa wants to watch

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving but she has to practise with her saxofon from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Burt wants to watch American Guns but they do not have Discovery Channel at home.

Maggie is eager to watch A Very Gaga Thanksgiving but she always goes to bed before 9:00 p.m.

Marge wants to watch The Comedy Central Roast.

Finally, Homer is a 49ers fan and wants to watch the NFL game on CBS.

Who´s going to watch his / her favourite programme?


Here are some of the most representative Thanksgiving facts.

Select the correct option:

1.  In 2015 Thanksgiving was celebrated on:

a. November 24th  b November 25th  c November 26th  d. November 27th

2. The production of cranberries in the US in 2016 is estimated to be of:

  a. 859 million ounces  b. 859 million kgs.  c. 895 million pounds  d. 859 million pounds.

3. The first North American president not to eat the turkey given to him as a present was:

  a. Abraham Lincoln  b. George Truman  c. George Bush  d.  George Washington

4. The first Thanksgiving was celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in: 

  a. 1605   b. 1620  c. 1621  d. 1941

5. The number of turkeys raised in the USA for 2016 Thanksgiving is estimated as:

  a. 243 million  b 243 thousand  c. 243 hundred  d. 243 hundred thousand



Escrito por english4life 23-10-2016 en Written production. Comentarios (0)

Write back to Nick telling him info about yourself.

Start your letter with one of the different options:

Hi, Nick. How are you doing?

Hi Nick, I´m writing back to tell you about myself.

Finish your letter with one of the different options:

Write back soon.

Looking forward hearing from you.

The answer to these questions will be the contents of your letter:

1. What´s your name?, how old are you?

2. Where do you study?, how do you go to school?

3. Do you have any brothers or sisters?, what about pets?

4. What food do you like?, what food don´t you like?

5. What´s your favourite food?, how often do you drink it?

6. What´s your favourite drink?, how often do you drink it?

7. What´s your favourite sport?, how often do you practise it?

8. What can you cook?, how often do you cook?

9. Do you prefer eating at home or out?

10. What do you want to be when you´re older?

BONFIRE NIGHT. Additional activities

Escrito por english4life 12-10-2016 en SIXTH COURSE. Comentarios (0)

Here you are more activities to know more about Bonfire Night.



Escrito por english4life 02-10-2016 en SIXTH COURSE. Comentarios (0)

Did you know Spanish food is sought for all around the world?

Did you know there are many Spanish restaurants and tapas bars in London?

Here you are the TOP TEN.

First reorder them. Then match the different descriptions with the restaurants. 











This restaurant is very close to another Tapas Bar

This restaurant is situated near a Theatre devoted to a prince 

This restaurant is closed now

Here you can have a Spanish cheese board for £11.

This restaurant is the first and only London´s  jamon bodega

At Xmas  you can have “The Clasicos” special menu for 30£

This is a franchise that offers you six different restaurants

Here you can eat Paella de pescado y marisco for 13,90£ per person

One of its specialities is Chorizo al vino

It´s named after a beautiful coastal town in the North of Spain