It’s Christmas time!

tn_weltraum1What do you usually do at Christmas?

I always celebrate Christmas with my family. We have a big Christmas lunch and we eat a lot of food with turrons and cava included.

I don’t celebrate New Year’s eve with my family, I celebrate it with some friends. We meet at my place and we have dinner together. My friends bring some food to eat and we don’t usually cook anything.  The best time is at twelve o’clock. We eat twelve grapes (one with each clock bell) and then we kiss each other and wish a good new year to everybody.

What about you? How do you celebrate Christmas? Write your comments.

Nessie, the monster of Loch Ness

Nessie

Nessie

Do this activity and

  • practise your reading.
  • learn more about the monster of Loch Ness.
  • listen to people who have seen the creature.
INTRODUCTION

In Unit 5 in your book, you can read about some unsolved mysteries in different parts of the world. Today, you will learn more facts about the so called “Loch Ness monster” and you can decide if you believe in it or not.

If you are interested in unsolved mysteries, follow the link on the website and read about some others like Stonehenge or the Pyramids.

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Open this document to answer the questions. Print it out to hand in or email it to your teacher.
  2. Go to this website.
  3. Scroll down the page and find NOVA: The Beast of Loch Ness. Click there and a new page opens.
  4. Scroll down the new page and find Eyewitness Accounts. Click on it.
  5. In the new page, find the answers to the following questions. You don’t need to understand all the words. Use The Richmond Electronic dictionary.
FURTHER PRACTICE

Choose one of the descriptions, listen to it and write a summary.

Music links

My favourite singer is Luciano Pavarotti.  Unfortunately he died some years ago. He was Italian and although he usually sang classical music, he also sang with pop artists such as Sting, Mariah Carey and others. Enjoy it!

“> This is the song Nessum Dorma from the opera called Turandot. Do you like it? Tell me about your favourite groups or singers.