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Six festivals (555)
Jigsaw reading on six festivals



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New Year's resolutions (685)
Vox pops: Do you make New Year's resolutions?



Pictures for festivalsPage top ↑
Festivals slide show (78)
Slide show - 6 pictures: (1) Pamplona - running of the bulls; (2) Guy Fawkes night - England; (3) Thailand - Songkran; (4) Spain - Tomatina; (5) Mexico - the day of the dead; (6) England - Glastonbury


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General English course books (adults)

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate 
Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 7 party  Page 58 
Reading: Spain's third city sees winter off with a bang' (Las Fallas festival, Valencia)

New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book 
Sarah Cunningham   Peter Moore   
Module 4 Special occasions  Page 32 
Listening on festivals celebrated in UK and US
Module 4 Special occasions  Page 36 
Listening on New Year celebrations in Scotland and Hong Kong

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book 
Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
Module 7 Big events  Pages 72 - 73  Events and celebrations
Students discuss five photographs of festivals, celebrations and other public events
Module 7 Big events  Pages 74 - 75  Describing a memorable event
Students first listen to four people describing memorable events and then prepare and describe one themselves
Module 7 Big events  Pages 76 - 77  Language focus 1: relative clauses
Three texts about celebrations in different countries gapped for defining and non-defining relative clauses Follow-up exercise for speaking (pairwork) Combination exercise (Combining information to make sentences with non-defining relative clauses)

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