Curso de Inglés Nivel Intermedio

LOS CURSOS DE INGLES GRATIS PREFERIDOS POR LOS HISPANOHABLANTES

 

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A nice Japanese custom
Una simpática costumbre japonesa

Para que este curso INTERMEDIO te resulte efectivo, trata de cumplir estos pasos: 

1.

Lee aquí las instrucciones de este curso y conoce aquí los símbolos que lo componen.

2.

Lee aquí si no ves las consolas de audio o no escuchas el sonido de las lecciones.

3.

Realiza todas las actividades de cada unidad de estudio y consulta las respuestas.

IMPORTANTE: El examen final de este curso INTERMEDIO (lecciones 1 a 10) se presenta junto con el siguiente nivel INTERMEDIO ALTO (lecciones 11 a 20) en un mismo examen final. Por lo tanto, solicita el examen final de este curso cuando hayas terminado ambos niveles. No antes.

 

Worldwide Holidays and Festivals
Feriados y Festividades Mundiales

Lee atentamente este glosario de algunos feriados y festividades celebradas en el mundo.

EARTH DAY
On April 22, Americans think about protecting the earth. People give speeches about saving the environment, and they even plant trees. 

HALLOWEEN DAY
On October 31, children dress up in masks and costumes. They knock on people's doors and ask for candy by saying
the words "Trick or treat!".

CHRISTMAS DAY
For Christians, this is a religious holiday in December.
It is also a day when friends
and families exchange gifts around a Christmas tree.

EASTER
For Christians, this is another religious holiday in March or April, and a day when many
people buy chocolate eggs and
bunnies and have Easter egg
hunts outdoors.

TRADITION DAY
This special day in Argentina reminds of the gaucho who 
used to drink mate. It's celebrated on November 10, with folk dances 
and typical food: empanadas,
asado
, and pastelitos.

CHILDREN'S DAY
On May 5, Japanese families 
put up bamboo poles with
colored streamers shaped like fish, in honor of their children.

CHINESE NEW YEAR
In January or February,
Chinese people celebrate their
New Year with firecrackers
and lion dances.

CARNIVAL
During four days in February,
the Brazilians celebrate their  Carnival. Many people think
that the Samba Parade is the
greatest show on earth.

DAY OF THE DEAD
On November 2, Mexican families offer food to the dead and then
have a meal in a cemetery. 
They remember their dead
as well as the continuity of life.

HANUKKAH
During this religious festival
-usually in December-
Jewish families light candles
and give each other gifts.

MOTHER'S DAY
In May in the US and in October
in Argentina people honor
their mothers by giving them
cards and gifts.

FATHER'S DAY
In June people honor
their fathers by giving them
presents and cards and
having a family gathering.

LABOR DAY
People honor workers and
have picnics with their family
and friends in May in Argentina,
and in September in the US. 

THANKSGIVING
In October in Canada and in November in the United States, people celebrate the harvest by preparing a large meal. They usually serve roast turkey.

VALENTINE'S DAY
On February 14,
people in many countries
give chocolates, flowers,
or jewelry to the person
they love.

SECRETARIES' DAY
In April, when secretaries
come to work, their bosses 
give them cards, chocolates
and flowers. In this case... 
a huge cake!!

 

MIS ENLACES UTILES

Períodos de Tiempo

Navidad y Año Nuevo

AQUÍ ESTOY !!! ESTE GLOSARIO BILINGÜE
TE VA A AYUDAR...

 

speeches: discursos; environment: medio ambiente; dress up: se disfrazan; masks: máscaras; costumes: disfraces, trajes de disfraz; knock: golpear; candy: golosinas (no lleva plural por considerarse un sustantivo no contable); trick or treat: o nos das algo o te hacemos una broma; exchange: intercambian; gifts = presents: regalos; bunnies: conejitos; eggs hunt: cacería de huevos; folk: folclóricos, autóctonos; put up bamboo poles: levantan postes de bambú; streamers: serpentinas; shaped like: con forma de; firecrackers: petardos, cohetes; parade: desfile; dead: muerto, muertos; each other: mutuamente, el uno al otro; card: tarjeta de felicitación; a gathering = a get together: una reunión, un encuentro (generalmente familiar); harvest: cosecha; large meal: comida copiosa, abundante, generosa; roast turkey: pavo asado; jewelry: joyería, bijouterie (no lleva plural por considerarse un sustantivo no contable); bosses: jefes, superiores; a huge cake: una torta enorme.


Relative clauses of time
Cláusulas relativas de tiempo

Escucha a los profesores
y presta atención al
RITMO DE LECTURA y al uso de las CLAUSULAS RELATIVAS DE TIEMPO ...

Halloween is a day when kids in the United States dress up in masks and costumes.

Noche de Brujas es un día en que los niños
de los Estados Unidos se disfrazan con máscaras y vestimentas.

November 2 is the day when Mexicans observe the Day of the Dead.

Noviembre 2 es el día en que los mexicanos observan el Día de los Muertos.

Fall is the season when people in the United States and Canada celebrate Thanksgiving.

Otoño es la estación en la cual la gente de los Estados Unidos y Canadá celebran el Día de Acción de Gracias.


Activity 49: Basándote en el glosario de Feriados y Festividades Mundiales (arriba) y en tus conocimientos generales, selecciona las OPCIONES MAS ADECUADAS (puede haber más de una) para cada oración. Verifica luego las respuestas correctas ...

1.

February is the month when ...

4.

New Year Day is the day when ...

  people give chocolates and cakes.
  Brazilians celebrate Carnival. 
  people give presents to the ones
       they love.

  people buy chocolate eggs.
  Chinese celebrate with lion dances.
  Chinese celebrate with cakes and
       candles.

2.

Labor Day is a day when ...

5.

Valentine's Day is a day when ...

  people in many countries honor
       workers.
  people in many countries honor
       mothers.
  people have picnics.

  people give presents to the ones
       they love.
  people like "to party".
  many people phone their relatives
       abroad.

3.

July 14 is the day when ...

6.

Hanukkah is a religious festival when ...

  US citizens celebrate independence.
  people honor their fathers.
  the French celebrate Revolution Day
       and their independence.

  Jews give each other gifts.
  Jews light candles.
  people remember their dead and
       the continuity of life.

En la próxima página te espera una intensa práctica ...

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