Where was Shakespeare from? Where was he born? Well, yes… you’re right.
He was English and he was born in Stratford-upon-Avon but his influence is so big that you may find his presence in different places around the world.

Since some of you are visiting Paris next March it is a good opportunity to learn more about one of the greatest bookshops in Europe: Shakespeare and Company.

In order to do the following project about Shakespeare and Company you will need to read George Whitman’s text “The Rag and Bone shop of the heart”  in detail and his obituary published on The Telegraph too.

Remember that this will be the last project this course and you will have to hand it in before Monday 1st June.

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As you already know, we started to do our project about Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift.

We will post some images and other material about the whole process so you can learn more about it.

We met in the afternoon at the library on Friday 6th February to design some posters.
It was incredible to see how many of you showed up to have a good time together.
We were more than twenty people working on the book at the same time.
There was not enough room in the library for all of you!
Wow! 

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Thank you very much for your attendance and your great work.
You are the best! :)

We had the great honour to receive Luke Roberts last Monday 26th January. He gave us two lectures: Ghosts & Legends (1st and 2nd years ESO) and Sherlock Holmes (3rd and 4th years ESO).

Look for the lecture you attended and solve all the tasks before Monday 9th March 2015.

You can do both series of activities in order to get a better mark.

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Boooooooh! :-D

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 Elementary, my dear Watson! ;)

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Your “mission” for the winter holiday period is writing a summary from Charles Dickens’ novella A Christmas Carol.
You will find some basic ideas in the following video:

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You will have to post your summary  before Wednesday 28th January.

Happy & Healthy 2015! :)

As Vikaja Lakshimi Pandit said, “The more we sweat in peace, the less we bleed in war”.

We painted November in remembrance red thanks to your poppies.

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a).- What do English-speaking people celebrate every Remembrance or Poppy Day?
b).- Why do they choose poppies as symbol?
c).- What do poppies represent?
d).- When is poppy day?
e).- Why is poppy day really important this year?

Please, answer these questions and get your handicrafted poppies ready before Friday 21 st November!

Get some ideas below:

 

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 ATTENTION! Answers to these questions will be shared in Edmodo before the test takes place by mid-December.
Check your answers there.

Samhain is a major festival with several aspects.

It is new year’s eve for witches, as well as our third and final harvest festival. Samhain inaugurates Winter, is the final chance to dry herbs for winter storage, and a night when fairies supposedly afoot working mischief. It is also the Day of the Dead for us as it was for the Celts, Egyptians and ancient Mexicans, the night when we remember our loved ones and honour our ancestors.

Other names for Samhain include Samhuin, Samain, Saman, Oidhche Shamhna, Hallowe’en, Halloween, Hallows, Hallowtide, Shadow Fest, Allantide, Third Harvest, Harvest Home, Geimredh, Day of the Dead (Feile na Marbh), Feast of the Dead, Spirit Night, Candle Night, November Eve, Nutcrack Night, Ancestor Night and Apple Fest.

Christian names for it include All Hallows Eve, Hallows Eve, Santos, Devil Night and Mischief Night.

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