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Task 4 – Interactive materials in language learning

Materials Design 517021_28

Marolin Silena Fajardo

- Create didactic material to strengthen student learning in virtual and face-to-face environments with the use of web tools. - Review the main celebrations around the world through interactive reading, writing, listening and speaking activities.


Production or evaluation


Presentation and practice



Youtube video.


Watch and listen the following video and answer the questions:

1. How many celebrations do you remember from the video?2. Could you identify any Colombian celebration? Can you say its name? 3. Mention a celebration that you know of that is not included in the video.


Activities 1 and 2.

Presentation and practice

Thanksgiving is one of the most popular and oldest holidays in the US, celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. It originated as a harvest festival, and was celebrated for the first time by the Pilgrims in 1621. The holiday became known as the day of thanking God for blessings such as a good harvest, plenty of food or a military victory, but today it is more cultural than religious. Traditional foods are turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie.

Thanksgiving, the United States (US)

Mexican people traditionally celebrate Christmas for twelve days – from Christmas evening on December 24th, to the Three Kings Day on January 6th. The Three Kings Day commemorates the end of these celebrations. This holiday was inspired by the biblical story of the three kings from the East (also referred to as three Wise Men or Magi), who spotted a bright star in the sky the night Jesus was born, and came to see baby Jesus.

Three Kings Day, Mexico

Is the biggest holiday in China, occurring on the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar, which does not coincide with the December 31st, but instead falls between January 21st and February 20th. During the celebrations, you can see incredible decorations such as dragons, lanterns, flowers, as well as fireworks and people dressed in traditional Chinese clothing. Windows and doors are usually decorated with red color papercuts to symbolize good fortune, wealth and longevity.

Chinese New Year, China

Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated all over the world on March 17th. It has both a cultural and a religious connotation, since it is named after Ireland's greatest patron saint, and is also a celebration of Irish culture and heritage. It is normally manifested through a public parade, with many visitors wearing green attire. Historically, any religious restrictions on eating and drinking were lifted on this particular day, which is why Saint Patrick's Day is heavily celebrated with beer.

Saint Patrick's Day, Ireland

It is celebrated on February 3rd as a part of the Spring Festival. The holiday is also known as the Bean Throwing Day, because of the custom of throwing roasted soybeans out the door while chanting 'In with Fortune! Out with Evil!'. It is believed that such a ceremony prevents evil ogres (monsters) from entering the house, and that instead only good fortune will come to the family. This is why during the ceremony, one member of the family wears an ogre mask.

Setsubun, Japan

B. Answer true (T) or false (F)

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A. Choose the correct answer

Activity 1. According to the texts

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Complete with the following words: flowers, ghosts, gifts, witches, chocolate, costumes, green, Guinness, meal, turkey.

Activity 2

Activities 3 and 4.

Production or evaluation

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Put the sentences in order.

Activity 3

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Tell me about your favorite celebration (1 minute).

Activity 4

Material created in the web tools.


Daniela Correa. (2016, October 06). Celebrations Around the World [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-uh_HSM2xI Fajardo, M. (2023). Activity 1. Celebrations around the world. Wordwall. https://wordwall.net/es/resource/56672663/activity-1-celebrations-around-the-world Fajardo, M. (2023). Celebrations around the world. H5P. https://mihp5com11.h5p.com/content/1291958246234434778 Fajardo, M. (2023). Activity 2. Celebrations around the world. H5P. https://mihp5com11.h5p.com/content/1291958259320529148 Fajardo, M. (2023). Activity 3. Celebrations around the world. Educaplay. https://es.educaplay.com/recursos-educativos/14958998-celebrations_around_the_world.html



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