During the first semester of this scholastic year we prepared expositions to show our partners about British’s traditional celebrations and also to be more confident to express ourselves publicly in English. The class was divided in six groups and we had three different celebrations to explain. The topics were: Halloween, Bonfire Night and Saint Andrew’s Day.
Halloween is celebrated on the 31st October. It’s based on the idea that death people turn back to life during this night. Children go trick-or-treating house by house.
Bonfire Night is celebrated on the 5th November. This day commemorates the plot that pretended to blow up the House of Parliament and murder the King James I in 1605.
Saint Andrew’s Day is celebrated on the 30th November. It is about honouring the Saint Andrew, the patron of Scotland.
Each group prepared their exposition in a different way. Some original ideas were: a quiz to check whether we had paid attention or not, homemade cookies, self-acting videos, pumpkins decorated as Halloween ones and handmade flags.
The expositions were more or less fifteen minutes long, and they were really interesting. In our opinion, these expositions helped us to improve our English and to speak more fluent.
Daniel Moreno, Saul Mampel,Paula Pérez