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sábado, 20 de febrero de 2016

Afternoon tea: a very British tradition

I have updated one of my most popular entries with new material I have just come across. I hope you find it interesting.

Listening exercise: How would you like your tea? (BBC Learning English, 6 Minute English)

Here's a new activity to do: William Shakespeare telling us a story from the Merchant of Venice   All that glisters is not gold (BBC Learning English, Shakespeare speaks) comes from the expression "all that glitters is not gold"

We have one Selectivity exam about this topic that we will be doing very shortly. Here you have got an interesting article, which the examiner may have based on:

And what is the name of the cake that is on the picture?

And now what is the difference between 'have to' and 'must'?


Episode 160203 / 3 February 2016   >>>> Expressions presented: hailed, hampering, blacklog & prediction.

1 comentario:

  1. The afternoon tea or low tea is one of the most representative British customs. This custom dates back to the early nineteenth century and it is attributed to Anna Maria Russell, Duchess of Bedford. In this century, people didn't eat until nine o'clock, and as the Duchess was hungry in the afternoon, she decided that the servants had to put her a tea with some toast and sweets. Since then it has been a custom to drink tea with cakes all afternoons. This is the story of the beginning of this custom. What an interesting story!!

    I think every country has its customs and they are all very beautiful and interesting. For example, in Spain the "paella" and flamenco, in England the "afternoon tea" in Japan the use of kimono,in Marruecos the use of veil..... I think we have to respect all customs, although they may be strange, because many people make fun of customs of other countries.

    On the other hand, I think the name of the picture's cake is Scone. These scones are made of flour, yeast, icing sugar, salt, unsalted butter, eggs, milk and cherries or raspberry. I don't really like tea or coffee, but I think they are very good for our health and most people in Spain should take them.

    Joaquín Alejandro España Sánchez 4ESO.B