lunes, 28 de octubre de 2013

The ORIGINS OF HALLOWEEN. LISTENING FOR ELT

What do you know about the origins of Halloween?

Watch the following video and answer the questions:





  • When do we celebrate halloween?
  • Where did it originate?
  • When did it start?
  • What did the Christian Church do at 31st October? What did they conmemorate?
  • Why did people wear costumes?
  • Why did the celebration go to North America?
  • Name four words related to ghosts and spirits
Now, you've got a more complex video  by National Geographic on the history of Halloween :

The following glossary can help you to understand:
-Celts (celtas) pronounced /kelts/
-Harvest (cosecha)
-The dead and ghosts walked the Earth: (los muertos y fantasmas paseaban por la tierra)
--Gather: (reunirse)
-Bonfire (hoguera=
-THe Vatican (el Vaticano)
-All SAints day (día de Todos los Santos)
-Survival: supervivencia
-Eve (la noche víspera, all hallows eve : noche anterior al día de los santos)
-Wave of inmigrants: ola de inmigrantes
-Potato FAmine (hambre de la patata, vivida por los irlandeses)
-Tricks (trucos, bromas)
-REmoving gates (quitar portones)
-Masks. máscaras
-VAndalism (vandalismo)

Finally, what do you do to celebrate the 31st October and 1st November in your country?

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