Conversational English

Festivals


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Hi Learners and Lovers

What is the most famous festival you know?

Do you enjoy going to festivals?

Have you been to a festival abroad?

Task 1

Talk about the images for about a minute. Say where you think they are and describe the images.

1-

rome carnival

2-

notting-hill-carnival-e1406801484638

3-

rio-de-janeiro-carnaval

VIDEO LESSON

Answer  TRUE or FALSE BEFORE watching the video

1- Carnival started in Rome, Italy.

2- It is a festival to welcome summer.

3- The word Carnival means party of the flesh.

4- Carnival is NOT a winter celebration.

4- Carnival contributes $100 million dollars a year to Rio´s economy.

Answer these questions after watching the video

1- How did the slaves celebrate Carnival in Trinidad?

2- Who brought Carnival celebrations to India?

3- What is Carnival known as in New Orleans?

4- How many countries is Carnival Celebrated in?

SPEAKING

Using the information above, speak about how Carnival began for about a minute.

Include:

Where it began

A short history of Carnival

How much money people spend at Carnival worldwide

How other countries celebrate Carnival

STUDENT ROBSON

QUESTIONS

A) WHAT ARE FLOATS?

B) HOW MUCH DO YOU THINK SAMBA SCHOOLS SPEND EACH YEAR?

C) WHAT IS THE EXACT DAY FOR CARNIVAL TO START?

D) WHERE DOES SAMBA DERIVE FROM?

E) WHAT IS LENT?

F) WHAT IS BUCKET LIST?

G) HOW DO YOU SAY ALGODÃO DOCE IN ENGLISH?

H) WHAT DOES THE EXPRESSION TOP THE CHARTS MEAN?

VIDEOS ARE A GREAT WAY TO LEARN  ENGLISH. ESPECIALLY IF YOU FIND AMERICANS LIVING AND TALKING ABOUT BRAZIL.

WATCH THE VIDEO AND RECORD YOURSELF ANSWERING THE QUESTIONS ABOVE.

GOOD LUCK.

ALSO,  FOLLOW THIS AMERICAN FAMILY ON YOUTUBE

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCaM07RZN_KxzPa4Ww4g14A

 

 

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