martes, 5 de noviembre de 2013

Remember, remember the Fifth of November

'Remember, remember,
the fifth of November,
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
We see no reason why
Gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!'

Why do we remember the 5th of November? What is The Gunpowder Plot? What is the Bonfire Night?

In November of 1605, some Catholic men were angry with  King James I (Protestant) because they thought he hadn't been so tolerant with them.

They plotted to kill King James I by blowing up the House of Lords the day that the King was about to open the Parliament on the 5th of November. For that purpose, they got gunpodwer and enough explosive to kill the king and the most powerful men of the country, and they rented a room under The House of Lords.This plot is known as 'The Gunpowder Plot'

Lord Monteagle (the brother-in-law of one of the plotters)  received an anonymous letter which warned against attending Parliament for the opening.

On the 4th of  November 1605,  Guy Fawkes (one of the plotters) was arrested.  He was tortured in the Tower of London before confessing all. It was enough to buy the remaining plotters time to escape.

In January 1606, eight people, including Fawkes, were executed.

The story is remembered each 5th November when 'Guys' are burned in a celebration known as 'Bonfire Night'.

 Have you ever seen Guy Fawkes' face? Are you sure?

lunes, 4 de noviembre de 2013

Formación de palabras

Aquí os dejo los enlaces a unos ejercicios para practicar la formación de palabras compuestas y palabras parasintéticas.

Composición I
Composición II
Parasíntesis I
Parasíntesis II

Gracias a Lourdes Domenech por su amabilidad al compartir el material que prepara para sus clases con todos nosotros. 

miércoles, 18 de septiembre de 2013


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¡Feliz curso 2013-14! Happy new school year! Feliç curs!