Summer – Page 2

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    Summer stories

    In this speaking lesson by Lindsay Clandfield, students prepare and tell each other an anecdote relating to the summer.

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    Festivals: American Day of Independence (4th July)

    This is considered to be the birthday of the United States of America and is celebrated each year with fireworks displays, parades, family gatherings and concerts. At the end of the Seven Years' War in 1763 (a conflict mainly about trading rights between Great Britain and France in the ...

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    Festivals: Summer solstice (20th June)

    This is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and has been celebrated for thousands of years. Solstice actually means a stopping or standing still of the sun. Many different cultures and religions have been fascinated by the sun or have worshipped it throughout history as it ...

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    Festivals: Notting Hill Carnival

    Groups of people from all over the world emigrated to the UK after the Second World War. Included in this were immigrants from the Caribbean. The carnival tradition was very strong in this part of the world, especially in Trinidad. During the 1950s, living conditions, the lack of work ...