Easter Holidays

by J. O’Fee, teacher at AIT Language School.

Con las vacaciones de Semana Santa a la vista, te explicamos cómo se celebran tradicionalmente estas fiestas en UK.

Everyone looks forward to holidays… Who doesn’t! Holidays are designed for us to enjoy ourselves, to forget about the daily routine, relax and do things we normally don’t have time to do.

How do we celebrate Easter in the UK?

Easter in UK is short (and usually rainy) holiday. We eat chocolate eggs and chocolate bunnies.

The normal thing to do is to go to the park with a picnic and “roll your egg”. This consists of rolling a chocolate or hard-boiled egg (previously painted by the owner) down a hill. It represents the  stone in Christ’s tomb being removed before his resurrection.

Would you like to know more about the British Easter and practice your listening skills? Watch this video by English Like A Native!

We wish you all a Happy Easter… Eat lots of chocolate, and enjoy yourselves!

The Haunting Beauty of the Lake District

by Joseph Salazar, teacher at AIT Language School

En el post de esta semana os llevamos de viaje a un parque nacional de Inglaterra … ¿Te animas a visitarlo en tus próximas vacaciones?


The Laklake districte District is a region in the north west of England that is renowned for its outstanding beauty. It is England’s largest national park and receives around 15 million visitors each year. It is also home to England’s tallest mountains. Its natural beauty captivated the hearts of famed writers and poets, such as William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. The Lake District became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017.

lake districtBut it’s not just the scenery and tranquillity that attracts visitors. The Lake District also hosts a number of music festivals that draws young and old alike. The region is riddled with fine hotels and B+Bs, offering hospitality that will make you want to return again and again.

So, if you want to practice your English and at the same time enjoy one of the most stunning locations in England, why not visit the Lake District. You can fly from Barcelona to Manchester Airport, and either rent a car or take a train direct from the airport to Windermere, at the heart of the Lake District. Journey time is about two hours.

For more information, check the following Web site: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/england/cumbria-and-the-lakes/lake-district/travel-tips-and-articles/a-beginners-guide-to-the-lake-district/40625c8c-8a11-5710-a052-1479d2762f11 

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