Valentine´s Day

February 14, 2014  Written by Gemma   Published in Did You Know....?

Do you know the answers to these questions about Valentine´s day

  • How much do people in the UK spend on flowers on Valentines day?
  • How much is forked out on chocolates in America every year on Valentine´s day?
  • How many roses are sold worldwide?
  • When was the first recorded Valentine´s card sent?
  • What did the police send to some criminals in the UK on Valentine´s day?

Click on the picture below and answer the questions, send me what you think about Valentine´s day!


to break the ice

February 13, 2014  Written by Gemma   Published in English Quotes

My favourite idiom to break the ice             descarga (1)

It means to start or initiate a social interaction with someone new, join a conversation, another meaning is to attempt to become friends with someone.

Example- He told a joke to break the ice.

Dogs at the Winter Olympics

February 13, 2014  Written by Gemma   Published in Did You Know....?, On This Day

Look at this report about the dogs at the olympic park. Click on the picture below to see the report.


Spring sayings

February 11, 2014  Written by Gemma   Published in English Quotes
  • No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.                   Hal Borland.
  • In the spring, I have counted one hundred and thirty six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours.          Mark Twain
  • No matter how long the winter, Spring is sure to follow.

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February 10, 2014  Written by Gemma   Published in Funny

Carnival is a festive season that usually happens in February in Spain.

It typically involves a public celebration with a parade with some dancers, elements of the circus, masks and public street parties. People dress up during the celebrations and the winners of the  competitions for the best dress and costume are displayed in the parade.


Super Bowl

February 06, 2014  Written by Gemma   Published in Funny

Super Bowl is the annual chanmpionship of the NFL(national football league) in America.It was played on Sunday 2nd of February and it is considered a national holiday in America.The super Bowl is one of the most watched sporting event in the world.It´s called the big game.

The teams are from all over America

If you are not a huge football fan. The half time performance is a spectacular event with famous singers, dancers and performers and school marching bands.


Valentines day

February 05, 2014  Written by Gemma   Published in Did You Know....?

This day is associated with  love. It is a day where people express their love for each other. People give gifts like heart-shaped chocolates, cards, flowers usually roses. Are you planning anything for Valentine´s day.  It is in February on the  14th

Valentines poems are very common and here is one for you!



Roses are red,

Violets are blue,

Sugar is sweet,

And so are you.

What February brings?

February 05, 2014  Written by Gemma   Published in Did You Know....?

February is the shortest month in the year. Why does it have 28 and sometimes 29 days?  Do you know?     Send me the answers.

When do leap years happen? They occur every Four years

Why do we need leap years? A year is meant to represent how long it takes for the earth to go around a full circuit of the sun.It takes 365 days and there is some time left over(6 hours to be exact)descarga. If we didn´t fix the Calender, This time will add up and add up and make a year longer than it currently is.

Many people have there birthdays on the 29 of February. How often do they celebrate their birthday?

Have you ever heard of the January Blues?

January 23, 2014  Written by Gemma   Published in Funny

It is a funk that you enter when the holiday season is over. It starts on January 2nd and lasts at least until February 1st. It is an unpleasant time because the holiday season is over, spring is a ways off, the weather is cold and the only movies on t.v. are repeats.This is the definition from the urban dictionary.

Can you think of eight ways to beat the January blues? Send your answers to me!


Chinese new year

January 22, 2014  Written by Gemma   Published in Funny




Chinese New Year starts at the end of this month.On the 31 st of January, Spring Festival will start.It is a family time where  all the family meet and travel home for an annual family dinner.It also is where all the family have to sweep away ill fortune  and make way for oncoming good luck.On this day, you will recieve an red envelope with some money and traditionally red  will be placed all over the house. Some people wear red clothes on the start of this festival.In the evening, you will light  firecrackers and fireworks with your family.



This festival started a long long time ago with a monster called Nian attacking a village somewhere in China.This monster attacked all the animals ,destroyed peoples homes and took some of the people.This always happened on the first day of the Spring festival.One day, a long time ago, the Monster named Nian went to the village and saw a child wearing red .He was so afraid of red that he ran away.This started the tradition of red being placed around the house and in the streets and worn on this day.

The next year,The monster Nain returned to find the village full of red lanterns and red scrolls and the villagers lit some fireworks and the monster never returned to the village.


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