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2018/2019. tanév

  • Thanksgiving Day  - Takács Ildikó - angoltanár
  • Halloween - Takács Ildikó - angoltanár

Traditionally, and in the public mind, the first Thanksgiving Day occurred in 1621 when the Plymouth Pilgrim community joined in a feast with local Indians to celebrate the first harvest that the colonists had reaped on American soil. Indeed, 90 Indians and 53 Pilgrims feasted for three days at that event, and it was an official day of giving thanks to God for his blessings. However, the colonists were only carrying on the Calvinist Protestant tradition of designating special public days of thanksgiving for the blessings of the Almighty. It was not really something new in kind.

The feast probably did include turkey since William Bradford informs us in his Of Plymouth Plantation that the land had a "great store of wild turkeys, of which they took many." Incidentally, there is indication that the colonists were familiar with turkey from back in England, even though it was a native American bird. That is because the Spanish had brought back and popularized turkey in Europe in the 1600's, and in England, it had become a major competitor to goose for Christmas dinners. The exact date of this thanksgiving feast is uncertain, but it seems to have happened in late September or early November.

When is it celebrated?

In the USA: on the fourth Thursday of November

Összeállította: Takács Ildikó - angoltanár
2018. november

Also called

  • Hallowe'en
  • Allhallowe'en
  • All Hallows' Eve
  • All Saints' Eve



Halloween is an annual holiday celebrated each year on October 31.

It originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints; soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes and eating sweet treats.

Some ideas what to prepare for Halloween evening

Összeállította: Takács Ildikó - angoltanár
2018. október

2017/2018. tanév

  • Valentine's Day English - Takács Ildikó - angoltanár
  • Would you like to live in 3017? Why?
  • Berta Boglárka 7.b
  • Huszár Liliom Zoé 7.a
  • Király Boglár 7.b
  • Ruzsinszky Bálint 7.b

  • New Year's resolution ideas for 2018 - Takács Ildikó - angoltanár

  • Christmas Voacubary - Takács Ildikó - angoltanár

  • Common English Idioms - Takács Ildikó - angoltanár

  • Idoms with colours - Takács Ildikó - angoltanár

  • English with laughter Jokes - Takács Ildikó - angoltanár

Valentine's Day English

Names to call your loved ones:
sweetie-pie, honey, baby, dear, sweetie, darling, babe, love, sweetheart

Gyűjtötte: Takács Ildikó - angoltanár
Februar 2017.

Would you like to live in 3017? Why?

Would you like to live in 3017? Why?  

  I think one of the films about future will be fulfilled. Maybe even flying cars will exist. However, I don't think that there won't be life in 3017 on Earth.
      Since this kind of advanced technology, it doesn't mean that future life will be a big issue. The technology will be so developed that it can't be imagined today. You don't know what the future will be about. It is hard to choose. But I think, I wouldn't live in 3017.

Berta Boglárka 7/b

Would you like to live in 3017? Why?

I think the Earth in 3017 will be much different.

      The water will be a real treasure because not all will be drinkable. The technology will be much more advanced; maybe robots will control many things. The people will be able to travel to other planets, but everything will be artificial there. We will live in underground homes or we will move in taller skyscrapers. There will be flying cars in the future without drivers. All the things will be automated; we will have to press a button only.
      I wouldn't like this to happen, so I wouldn't like to live in 3017. I would like the nature to stay green and the sky blue. I would like to have children and animals all around the world. I would like to play under trees on a field, and to hike in the mountains and swim in clean lakes.

Huszár Liliom Zoé 7/a

Would you like to live in 3017? Why?

       I would like to live in 3017 because I want to meet the future, and tell the stories about the     past. But if I lived in the future, I would have to learn history again and it would be too much.

      However, I am curious about the technology and the monuments in the Earth. Will be life on the Earth or will we live on another planet? I really hope that our Earth will be safe.

Király Boglár 7/b 

Would you like to live in 3017? Why?

Yes, I would like to live in 3017. I would like to travel by flying cars. I think the life will be better, than today. Everybody will have enough money. We will travel to Mars and other planets. Robots will work everywhere. It will be a special machine which will cook everything. Everyday I will eat pizza. If I want to learn English I can upload it to my brain in ten minutes. We will communicate in telepathic way.
        We will wash without water. I can install the new trend on my clothes and it changes. There will be 3D's and holographic games. In a minute I will teleport to everywhere. We will meet UFOs. 
I would like to know the future. 

Ruzsinszky Dávid 7.b

Teacher: Jenei Gabriella

New Year's resolution ideas for 2018

1. Turn your phone off
Try and switch your smartphone off a bit more. We're pretty sure your family would rather you looked them in the eye and told them about your day. Ignore this if you are reading this article on your phone.
2. Remember your manners
A simple please and thank you addressed to someone's eyes when they serve you in a shop or cafe will brighten both your days. You might even get a thank you back.
3. Go to the theatre
4. Stop buying material goods

Food is fine but cheap disposal fashion is not. Ditch the sweatshop addiction and try and do six months surviving on what you own already, it might be liberating.
5. Walk to work
It's an oldie but a goldie. Get off a stop early on your way to work or at the end of the day and add some footsteps to your journey. It helps to clear your head.
6. Read a book
Whether it be through supporting your local library or via that Kindle you were given by Santa, why not hit the classics? Try Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island or one by J.R.R. Tolkien, for some rewarding escapism.
7. Visit an elderly relative
It's well known we are an ageing population and loneliness is on the rise so grab a packet of chocolate biscuits and scoot around to your auntie or Gran and make their day with an hour of your time.

A 2018-as évre vonatkozó Újévi fogadalmom ötleteket Takács Ilikó tanárnő állította össze.
January 2017.

Merry Christmas!  and Happy New Year!

Gyűjtötte: Takács Ildikó - angoltanár

Common English Idioms

Beggars can't be choosers

A person who is in a position of poverty or has no power to bargain with cannot choose what they will be given.

I want the new iPhone, but it's too expensive, so I will have to settle for the old one. Beggars can't be choosers!

Catch 22

To be in a catch 22 is to find yourself in a situation that has no escape without unhappy or damaging consequences.

Dad, can you help me? I am in a catch 22 at work.

In two minds

Two people have very different ways of thinking because they have two separate minds. So, to be in two minds describes how we feel when we cannot decide whether to do one thing or another.

I am in two minds about ending my relationship with Kenny; he is adorable, but I don't think he is my type.

It's a no-brainer

When the decision is so obvious and requires little or no thought, it is said to be a no-brainer.

My homework is a no-brainer today.

It's a win, win.

A situation that will have beneficial results for everyone involved is called a win-win scenario.

Alice is going to the movies and Mary is going shopping, it's a win-win.

Keep my options open
A person who does not commit to any one thing because they like to be able to choose what they want to do at the last possible moment.

I haven't decided which University I am going to yet. I would like to keep my options open.

On the fence

A fence divides two sides, so if we are on the fence, we are undecided. We are in the middle.

I was on the fence about which company to work for because both had offered me great jobs.

Out of the frying pan into the fire

A frying pan is used to describe a bad situation because it is a hot and unfriendly place to be.
However, a fire is even worse than a frying pan. Therefore to go out of the frying pan into the fire means to go from a bad situation to an even worse one.

Susie went out of the frying pan into the fire when she screamed at the customers.

Összeállította: Takács Ildikó - angoltanár
December 2017.

Idoms with colours

Összeállította: Takács Ildikó - angoltanár
November 2017.


- Why are you so sad, my boy?
- Because my brother has a holiday and I haven't.
- Oh, dear. And why is that?
- I don't go to school yet.

-Who helped you to draw this map, Jack?
- Nobody, sir.
- Didn't your brother help you?
- No, sir. He drew it all himself.

- Yesterday I sent my son for two pounds of apples
and you sent a pound and a half.
- My scales are all right. Did you weight your son?

- Don't pull the cat's tail.
- I'm only holding it.

Öszeállította: Takács Ildikó - angoltanár
Oktober 2017.