martes, 24 de octubre de 2017



Customs and traditions refer to the current and past practices, representations, expressions and knowledge that belong to a community of the target language. Some aspects closely related to this are:
  • celebrations, social and religious events
  • dress codes, uniforms
  • etiquette and protocols
  • fashion
  • food
  • historical events
  • national costumes
  • the arts

1. You may find this vocabulary useful.

Custom    A practice that a group of people routinely follow

Journey   A traveling from one place to another, usually   taking a rather long time.

Commemorate  To honor the memory of someone or something, as with a ceremony; celebrate; observe

Dedication the act of promising yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action

Experience   (n.) Knowledge gained by doing or seeing things;

Goal  A specific statement of what you want to achieve, giving direction to your plan of action, Aim or purpose 

Accomplishments  a display of achievements that go above and beyond basic expectations.

Adventure(n)  an exciting or very unusual experience

Tradition/traditional  the handing down of statements, beliefs, legends, customs, information, etc., from generation to generation, especially by word of mouth or by practice

Rites  Culturally defined activities associated with the transition from one place or stage of life to another.

Foreground  Located in the lower portion of the picture plane.

Vibrant  Full of energy and enthusiasm

Focus  Sharpness or clarity of an image, A centre of interest or activity

Serene (adj.) peaceful; free of emotional upset; clear and free of chaos; calm
Attire  (n.) clothes, apparel

Paramount  Chief in importance, above all others

Reenact  to perform againto act out an event that took place in the past

Consecrate   To make or declare something sacred or holy; set apart for a special religious purpose

Dissuade  to advise against, to talk out of doing something

Modest  humble;  simple rather than showy; 

Intense  Very strong: feelings, smell, colour, etc.

Monument  being, or appearing to be, larger than life-sized. Dedicated to showing power or greatness

Memorial   A physical object that is designed for the purpose of remembering

Denotation  the meaning of a word that is literal--exactly what it says

Connotation  a word's emotional connection with each person—

Onlookers  people who witness an eventpeople watching an event

Religious Having to do with a belief in a higher being or beings; spiritual

Services  Activities done for others, such as providing haircuts or investment advice

Authentic  Not false or copied; genuine; real

Invasion  a large number of people or things arriving somewhere, especially people or things that are disturbing or unpleasant

Secular  Not spiritual or religious

Mandatory  Ordered by an authority so everyone must do; required.

Detractors  (n.) people who criticize something or someone

Infringe  (v) to violate a person's space, trespass, go beyond recognized bounds

Elusive  Something that is difficult to catch, define, or describe

Contentious  A person inclined to fight or argue

Earnest  Serious and sincere in word and behavior

Supplication  Humble plea or request , Begging, humbly   asking for a favour

Covet  To crave or desire, especially something belonging to someone else

Revival  A series of meetings conducted by a preacher to arouse religious emotions

Decent (esp. "covering up" in terms of dress); small, limited

2. Watch this video

What are the pros and cons of school uniforms?


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