Email 5. In the fifth letter we described some of the most popular holidays in our country and in
our families. We wrote about our favourite holidays and the way we celebrate them. We also
wanted to know what holidays are popular in the USA.
Email 6. In our last e-mails we shall share our completed projects with our ePals. We shall
include a friendly opening, answer to any of the last questions, a brief introduction to the
presentation, and a friendly closing that thanks them for being our pen pal.
T. – We haven’t finished our project yet. However, we can share some results with our guests.
You were to make Venn Diagrams at the previous lesson. Some of them can be seen in our
classroom. On the basis of your works I created two tag clouds. Let us have a look at the board
and comment on them.
SS…Well, I think that everything we see here can be called parts of the culture.
T. – What do you mean by the word “culture”?
SS… Culture is a way of life for a group of people. It includes what they do, what they believe,
what they think is good, how they act, and how they communicate with each other. Culture is
the attitudes and behaviors of a group of people Culture is what a person knows, celebrates,
worships and values all put together. It includes religion, food, how they communicate and
much more. Culture is all the knowledge and values shared by a society or community.
We can compare our two cultures and say that we have both much in common and lots of
differences. For example, our towns are pretty small. We both have two schools. But we have
two secondary schools and our epals have primary and middle/high school studying separately.
Our school is much bigger but theirs is better equipped, each student in Enosburg has a personal
laptop which s/he can take home. We are fond of sports (football, basketball, volleyball) and
music (singing, rock, club music, alternative). They are fond of hunting, horse riding, cross
country, pop music. Most of them have got lots of siblings. They are friendly and merry,
organize funny parties, like, for example, pajamas’ day and others.
T. – Thanks a lot. Now we have some minutes left and I’d like to read a poem to you.
Although you are a friend of mine
and letters we exchange,
I wouldn't know you on the street,
and doesn't that seem strange?
You hold a place within my life,