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The Eagle, Our National Emblem (EEUU)

The bald eagle was chosen June 20, 1782 as the emblem of the United States of American, because of its long life, great strength and majestic looks, and also because it was then believed to exist only on this continent.

On the backs of our gold coins, the silver dollar, the half dollar and the quarter, we see an eagle with outspread wings. On the Great Seal of the United States and in many places which are exponents of our nation's authority we see the same emblem. The eagle represents freedom. Living as he does on the tops of lofty mountains, amid the solitary grandeur of Nature, he has unlimited freedom, whether with strong pinions he sweeps into the valleys below, or upward into the boundless spaces beyond.

In his right talon the eagle holds an olive branch, in his left a bundle of thirteen arrows, and in his beak he carries a scroll inscribed with the motto: "E Pluribus Unum."The Eagle appears in the Seals of many of our States, on most of our gold and silver coinage, and is used a great deal for decorative patriotic purposes.

miércoles, 5 de mayo de 2010

Fourth of July

Activities and Craftsfor Preschool and Kindergarten

Features: *Patriotic Bald Eagle Crafts with Uncle Sam Hat*Alphabet Letter E Eagle Activities*Online Activities: The Bald Eagle USA National Bird, and The Great Seal of the United States. *Online Puzzles*Coloring Page: Bald Eagle and The Great Seal of the USA
Features: U.S.A. Patriotic Bookmark Craft and learning learning activities: shapes, patriotic colors, citizenship, H is for Home printable activities, community helper: the librarian

Features:Patriotic Teddy Bear Craft, history of the teddy bear, named after President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, letter B is for Bear, online bear puzzle, number and shapes activities.

My Special U.S.A. Patriotic AlphabetPractice tracing the alphabet A to Z in standard block format and writing given name. Features a start dot to help children remember where to begin writing the letter.

Flag Theme Activities and Crafts(Flag Day)

Features: Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag Bookmark Craft and learning learning activities: shapes, colors, citizenship, F is for Flag printable activities.

Features:Patriotic Easy Shapes Flag Post-it Note Holder Craft, Patriotic holidays online resources, coloring pages & online puzzles.

Features: My First United States Flag Activity (Ages 2+)Acquaint children with the United States Flag. Discuss the flag elements - Children can decorate the blue area with white paint "star" fingerprints or star stickers.

My United States Flag Color-by-the Word Activity - Ages 3+Acquaint children with the United States Flag. Discuss the elements - "Read" the color words to color flag. Suggested activities on the template.
F is for Flag Lesson and Printable Activities
United States Patriotic ThemeOnline Jigsaw Puzzles(matching coloring page link included)

Biographies: Notable Americans and Legends Activities and Crafts
Amelia Earhart
Paul Bunyan
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Abraham Lincoln
George Washington
These biographical and legendary activities of notable Americans may feature an online story, printable activities, coloring pages and other related craft activities.

What Does "E Pluribus Unum" Mean?

E Pluribus Unum

The phrase “e pluribus unum” is Latin, and it translates literally as “out of many, one.” Many people are familiar with this phrase from the context of the Great Seal of the United States, which appears on some American currency and government documents. Several organizations have also adopted “e pluribus unum” as their mottos, both in the United States and abroad.
E pluribus unum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

jueves, 4 de febrero de 2010

LA CANCIÓN DE LA TAZA THE SONG OF THE CUP

Soy una taza, I am a cup,
una tetera, a teapot
una cuchara, a little spoon
un cucharón, a soup spoon
Un plato hondo, A soup plate
un plato llano, a plate
un cuchillo, a knife
un tenedor. a fork.
Soy un salero, I am saltcellar
azucarero, a sugar-basin
batidora, a food mixer
olla expres ¡chu chu! a pressure cooker ¡chu chu!

viernes, 29 de enero de 2010

UNIT 4. THE WRONG HOUSE




Well, not a very good evening for Arthur. Now he is at the bus-stop on a cold evening. He is tired, cold and miserable. His hands are cold, his feet are cold and he has a red nose.

Where are Bruce and Mary? Perhaps they are still at the restaurant with a nice hot cup of coffee and some brandy. Their hands and feet are not cold. But, of course, Bruce has some money. His wallet is not empty like Arthur's. He has one or two f5 notes in his pocket.

Perhaps they are in Bruce's car or perhaps ...

But here is Arthur's bus. That's good.

Now Arthur is in the bus, but his hands and feet are still cold. There are only two or three people in the bus with Arthur. There is an old lady with a handbag and a small dog on her knee and there are two men with pipes in their mouths. There are no other people in the bus, only the conductor and the driver, of course.

Now Arthur is at the front.door of his house. Where is his key? Is it in his coat pocket? No, it isn't. Is it in his trousers pocket? No, it isn't there either. This is bad. There are no lights in the house. Mrs Harrison is probably asleep. She is also deaf.

jueves, 28 de enero de 2010

UNIT 3. VOCABULARY "AT THE RESTAURANTE"

VOCABULARY ENGLISH-SPANISH

restaurant restaurante
drive-in restaurant restaurante sin salir del coche
fast-food restaurant restaurante de comida rápida
self-service restaurant restaurante de autoservicio
bar bar, cantina, taberna
pub pub, bar
cafe cafetería
takeaway (GB) comida para llevar
takeout (US) comida para llevar
food comida
meal comida
hot meal comida caliente
full meal comida completa, de tres platos
square meal comida completa, de tres platos
combo combinación de comidas
snack tentempié, bocadillo
starter / entree entrada, primer plato
main course plato principal
dessert postre
appetizer aperitivo
beverage bebida
bill (GB) cuenta
check (US) cuenta
chef chef
cook cocinero
cup taza
dinner cena
dish plato
dressing aliño/condimento (de ensalada)
fork tenedor
glass vaso, copa
knife cuchillo
lunch almuerzo
menu carta, menú
fixed-price menu menú de precio fijo
mug jarro
napkin servilleta
on the rocks con hielo
saucer platito
soft drink refresco
spoon cuchara
table mesa
tablecloth mantel
tankard jarra de cerveza
tip propina
tip included servicio incluído
waiter camarero
waitress camarera
rare poco cocido (carne)
medium medio cocido (carne)
well done bien cocido (carne)
to ask for the bill pedir la cuenta
to book a table reservar una mesa
to foot the bill pagar la cuenta
to order pedir
to recommend recomendar
Enjoy your meal! ¡Buen provecho!
No smoking Prohibido fumar
No pets allowed No se permite el ingreso de animales
The waiter
What can I do for you?
Can I help you?
Can I take your coat?
Have you booked a table?
How many are you?
Would you follow me, please?
Can I take your order, sir/madam?
What would you like to start with?
What would you like to drink?
What would you like for dessert?
How would you like your steak? (rare, medium, well done)
Do you want a salad with it?
What kind of dressing?
Anything to drink?
Do you want a dessert?
The burgers are very good.
Sorry, the hamburgers are off.
Is everything all right?
Did you enjoy your meal?
Are you paying together?
May I show you to a table?
If you wait, there'll be a table for you free in a minute.
Do you want vegetables with it?
Why don't you try the pizza?
The guest
A table for two, please.
May we sit at this table?
The menu, please.
What's on the menu?
Do you want fish?
What's Irish Stew like?
We're not ready yet.
The steak for me, please.
Can you bring me the ketchup, please?
A salad, please.
I'll have the same.
That's all, thank you.
Can I have the bill (AE: check), please?
This is on me.
Here you are.
The rest is for you.
Have you got wine by the glass?
I'd prefer red wine.
Please bring us another beer.
Could I have chips (AE: French Fries) instead of salad?
What can you recommend?
Please bring me the bill (AE: check) with my coffee.
I think you've made a mistake.

UNIT 3. IN THE RESTAURANT


Well there's no fish for Arthur at home tonight. Mrs Harrison hasnt any food. Arthur isn't very happy-in fact he is miserable. He is also very hungry.

Near the library there is a new restaurant. Arthur is now at a table in this restaurant. There is a red tablecloth on the table and there are some knives, forks and spoons and some salt and pepper on the table. There are two empty glasses on the table.

Arthur now has the menu. There are some very good things on the menu. The steak is very good but It Is also expensive. Arthur has only £2 (two pounds) and 10p (ten pence). Hé hasn't any £10 (ten pound) notes or £5 (five pound) notes.

Who are the people in the dark corner over there? They are Mary Stephens from the library and Bruce Fanshawe. Mary is a pretty girl and Bruce is good-looking. He has a moustache and he has a gold watch. Yes, Bruce has some money tonighf. Bruce and Mary have some white wine on the table. ArtHur hasn't a gold watch. He has only a cheap watch. Arthur hasn't any wine because he hasn't any money.

UNIT 2. IN THE KITCHEN





We aren't (are not) in the library now.
We're with Arthur. He's at home with Mrs Harrison.
They're at 21 (twenty-one) Gladstone Avenue, Middleford. It's a large house at the corner of the street.
Gladstone Avenue's near the shops but it isn't (is not) near the library .
Where's Mrs Harrison? She's in the kitchen. Tlie window's open and the door's closed.

What's Mrs Harrison like? Well, she isn't (is not) a young woman and she isn't (is not) thin. She's quite
old, and rather fat.

There's a long table in the kitchen, with two chairs, and there's a cupboard on the wall.

There's a cat under the table. What colour is it? It's black and white. It isn't (is not) beautiful. It's an ugly
cat, with a short tail. Is there a fish on the table? No, there isn't (is not). Is there a fish under the table
with the cat? Yes, there is. The cat's happy.

There are two cups and two saucers on the table. There's a milkjug and a teapot near the cups. There's
a plate on the table and there are four biscuits on the plate.

Where's Arthur? Is he in the kitchen? No, he isn't (is not). He's in the bathroom.