Happy Thanksgiving! Now Get Ready for Black Friday!

Thanksgiving is a public holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States of America. This special day originated as a harvest festival to celebrate the crops produced in the Pilgrims’ first harvest. Throughout the USA people will be attending parades and sporting events and enjoying a special meal with friends and family. Although Thanksgiving is not a holiday in Britain, many people still celebrate the harvest festival at this time of year. Join us to explore Thanksgiving and learn more about its cultural significance and related vocabulary. Continue reading

Pancake Day EFL Lesson Ideas

Pancake Day - pancakes with strawberries

Pancake Day is just around the corner, which means everyone in the UK will be preparing to make delicious crispy pancakes! The proper name for Pancake Day is of course Shrove Tuesday, the day when people traditionally used up all their luxury foods – milk, sugar and eggs – to make pancakes before they began fasting for Lent.

Shrove Tuesday falls on Tuesday 13th February this year. Read on to find out all about this mini celebration day and its religious origins. We’ve included an easy pancake recipe, plus we have some great ideas for Pancake Day EFL lessons!   Continue reading