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''Children's Day'' is celebrated on various days in many places around the world, to honor children globally. It was established in 1954 to protect children working long hours in dangerous circumstances and allow all children access to an education. The UN General Assembly recommended that all countries should establish a Universal Children's Day on an "appropriate" day.Major global variants include a '''Universal Children's Day''' on November 20, by United Nations recommendation.

happy-childrenChildren's Day is often celebrated on other days as well. International Day for Protection of Children, observed in many countries as Children's Day on June 1 since 1950, is said to have been established by the Women's International Democratic Federation on its November 1949 congress in Paris.

==Universal Children's Day==
Universal Children's Day takes place annually on November 20th. First proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954, it was established to encourage all countries to institute a day, firstly to promote mutual exchange and understanding among children and secondly to initiate action to benefit and promote the welfare of the world's children. It was also chosen as the day to celebrate childhood. Universal Children's Day is preceded by International Men's Day on November 19 creating a 48 hour celebration of men and children respectively during which time the positive roles men play in children's lives are recognized.

Children's Day was first celebrated globally in October 1953, sponsored by the International Union for Child Welfare in Geneva. The idea of a Universal Children's Day was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954. November 20th is also the anniversary of the day when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1956. Convention on the Rights of the Child was then signed on the same day in 1989, which has since been ratified by 191 states. World Children's Day is currently observed every year on the 20th of November. Today, World Children's Day is celebrated in more than 100 countries.

==Observance around the world==

=== Argentina ===
In Argentina, Children's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in August and it's known as ''Día del Niño''.Until the 1990s, the celebration was on the first Sunday of August. Because in some years most employees were not paid by the first Sunday, the celebration was changed to the second Sunday in August.

===Australia===
'''Children's Day Australia''' is the second Sunday in July.

In Australia, Universal Children's Day is always on the fourth Wednesday of October. Universal Children's Day calls society to a greater response to the plight of many millions of children around the world who are denied the basic necessities of a happy childhood and the education to develop their capacities. It also calls on Australians to consider those conditions in society which affect the lives and future of our own children.

Children's Week includes Universal Children's Day. Children's Week celebrates the right of children to enjoy childhood. Thousands of children across Australia are involved in activities organised by schools, childcare centres, play groups, libraries, cultural and community groups. Children's Week is great opportunity for children to be able to display their talents, skills and achievements and simply celebrate the earlier years of childhood. Events and activities focus on language and literacy, health, sport and recreation, the arts and science, as well as children's cultural, social and emotional needs.

===Brazil===
In Brazil, Children's Day (In Portuguese language: Dia das Crianças) is celebrated on October 12, coinciding with Our Lady of Aparecida's day, the country's Patron Saint, which is holiday. In Brazil, children's day is celebrated when parents give gifts to their kids.

===Canada===
Canada's "National Child Day" is held on November 20 each year. National Child Day has been celebrated across Canada since 1993 to commemorate the United Nations' adoption of two documents centered on children's rights: the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1959, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1989.

===United Kingdom===
The United Kingdom is one of the few countries that does not honour this day. Britain's former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said: ''There is no positive need to the day, other than to add an unnecessary day off school or work. We have bigger things to think about.

===United States of America===
Children's Day observations in the United States predate both Mother's Day and Father's Day, though a permanent annual single Children's Day observation is not made at the national level.

In 1856, Rev. Charles H. Leonard, D.D., then pastor of the First Unitarian Universalist Association Universalist Church of Chelsea, Massachusetts Chelsea, Massachusetts| Mass., set apart a Sunday for the dedication of children to the Christian life, and for the re-
dedication of parents and guardians to bringing-up their children in Christian nurture. This service was first observed the second Sunday in June.

The Unitarian Universalist Association Universalist Convention at Baltimore in September 1867, passed a resolution commending churches to set apart one Sunday in each year as Children's Day.

The Methodist Episcopal Church at the Methodist Conference of 1868 recommended that second Sunday in June be annually observed as Children's Day.

The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)|Presbyterian Church in 1883 designated "the second Sabbath in June as Children's Day."

Also in 1883, the National Council of Congregational Churches and nearly all the state bodies of that denomination in the United States passed resolutions commending the observance of the day. About this time many other denominations adopted similar recommendations.

''Chase's Calendar of Events'' cites Children's Sunday and notes that The Commonwealth of Massachusetts issues an annual proclamation for the second Sunday in June.

Numerous churches and denominations currently observe the second Sunday in June including the African Methodist Episcopal Church, African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, and the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.

Children & Youth Day in Hawaii started in 1994 when the Hawaii Legislature became the first to pass a law to recognize the first Sunday in October as "Children's Day". In 1997, the Legislature passed another landmark law designating the entire month of October as "Children and Youth Month".

Children's Day was proclaimed by President Bill Clinton to be held on October 11, 1998, in response to a letter written by a six year old boy inquiring if he would make a Children's Day for him. "National Child's Day" was proclaimed by President George W. Bush as June 3, 2001 and in subsequent years on the first Sunday in June.

Since 2009, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has issued proclamations proclaiming the second Sunday in June as Children's Day as had the previous governor in 2007 and 2008. The mayors of Aurora and Batavia, Illinois, also have issued proclamations.

 

Each one to his trade // Cada macaco no seu galho

CADA MACACO NO SEU GALHO
[Each one to his trade]

This expression comes from a popular saying:
Cada um na sua área,
Cada macaco em seu galho,
Cada galho em seu terreiro,
Cada rei em seu baralho.

Each one to his field,
Each monkey to his branch,
Each branch to its land,
Each king to its deck of cards.

In other words, each person should stick to what they do best and not interfere with what others are doing when they do not have any experience or competence in that particular activity.

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Feliz Dia das Crianças!

O Dia das Crianças no Brasil foi "inventado" por um político. O deputado federal Galdino do Valle Filho teve a idéia de criar um dia em homenagem às crianças na década de 1920. Os deputados aprovaram e o dia 12 de outubro foi oficializado como Dia da Criança pelo presidente Arthur Bernardes, por meio do decreto nº 4867, de 5 de novembro de 1924.

Mas somente em 1960, quando a Fábrica de Brinquedos Estrela fez uma promoção conjunta com a Johnson & Johnson para lançar a "Semana do Bebê Robusto" e aumentar suas vendas, é que a data passou a ser comemorada. No ano seguinte, os fabricantes de brinquedos decidiram escolher um único dia para a promoção e fizeram ressurgir o antigo decreto. A partir daí, o dia 12 de outubro se tornou uma data importante para o setor de brinquedos. A estratégia deu certo, pois desde então o dia das Crianças é comemorado com muitos presentes!

Alguns países comemoram o dia das Crianças em datas diferentes do Brasil. Na Índia, por exemplo, a data é comemorada em 15 de novembro. Em Portugal e Moçambique, a comemoração acontece no dia 1º de junho. Em 5 de maio, é a vez das crianças da China e do Japão comemorarem.

Muitos países comemoram o dia das Crianças em 20 de novembro, já que a ONU (Organização das Nações Unidas) reconhece esse dia como o dia Universal das Crianças, pois nessa data também é comemorada a aprovação da Declaração dos Direitos das Crianças. Entre outras coisas, esta Declaração estabelece que toda criança deve ter proteção e cuidados especiais antes e depois do nascimento.
 
Nós da FISK, desejamos a todas as crianças um dia muito feliz e especial, lembrando que o estudo é a maior herança que os pais deixam para seus filhos!

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Curiosidades sobre a Inglaterra

Inglaterra

- Enquanto no Brasil os motoristas dirigem veículos automotores (carros, caminhões, ônibus, motocicletas etc) pela faixa da direita, na Inglaterra os motoristas devem conduzir seus veículos pela faixa da esquerda.
- Uma importante tradição na Inglaterra é o chá da tarde, que ocorre pontualmente às 17 horas.
- O nome Inglaterra deriva da palavra "Englaland" (England), cujo significado é "Terra dos Anglos". Os anglos, tribo germânica, ocuparam e colonizaram a região da atual Inglaterra após a queda do Império Romano do Ocidente (século V).
- A maior cidade da Inglaterra é Londres com 7,8 milhões de habitantes.
- O rio mais importante da Inglaterra é o Tâmisa, que passa na região sul do país.
- A Inglaterra é considerada o berço do futebol. Além do futebol, os ingleses criaram o cricket, badminton, tênis, hockey de campo, rugby e tênis de mesa.
- A maior parte da população inglesa é cristã, sendo que a Igreja Anglicana é a igreja cristã oficial da Inglaterra.
- A Inglaterra foi apenas uma vez campeã mundial de futebol. O feito ocorreu em 1966, na Copa do Mundo realizada no próprio país. Na final, a seleção inglesa venceu a Alemanha por 4 a 2.
- O chá e a cerveja são as bebidas típicas da cultura inglesa.
- Podemos citar como exemplos da culinária tradicional da Inglaterra os seguintes pratos: Pudim de Yorkshire, Muffins, Purê de Batatas e Salsichas, Bolo Eccles e Torta de maçã.
- Os personagens históricos ingleses mais famosos são: William Shakespeare (escritor), Charles Dickens (escritor), Charles Darwin (naturalista), Winston Churchill (estadista) e John Lennon (músico).

 

Prepositions of Place

Put in the preposition in, on or at.

We spent the whole holiday on the beach.

 

1 I read about the pop festival …………….a magazine.

2 My parents' apartament is ................. the twenty-first floor.

3 Mary was holding a small bird .............. her hands.

4 I'll meet you.................. the airport.

5 Tom now lives .............32 The Avenue.

6 I was standing..................the counter in the baker's shop, waiting to be served.

7 London is ..............the Thames.

8 There weren't many books ..................the shelves.

9 The passengers had to stand ................. a line.

10 The woman sitting next to me left the train ..............Miami.

 

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KEY:1 in 2 on 3 in 4 at 5 at 6 at 7 on 8 on 9 in 10 at

 

prepositions of position

 

 

13 Curiosidades da Língua Inglesa

01 – Goddessship é a única palavra da língua inglesa que tem uma letra triplicada. Fonte: Dictionary.com

02 – A frase the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog contém todas as letras do alfabeto. Pode conferir.

03 – Rhythm é a maior palavra inglesa escrita sem vogal.

04 – A frase mais curta da língua inglesa é I am.

05 – Queue é a única palavra inglesa que mesmo que você retire as quatro últimas letras a pronúncia não muda: “queue” /kjuː/ e “q” /kjuː/. Fonte: Macmillan Dictionary

06 – No teclado, stewardesses é a maior palavra digitada só com a mão esquerda; e lollipop é a maior digitada com a mão direita. Fonte: Dictionary.com

07 – Dreamt é a única palavra inglesa que termina com “mt”.

08 – Typewriter é a maior palavra que pode ser digitada usando-se apenas uma fileira do teclado. (Aposto que você verificou isso.)

09 – Existem somente duas palavras em inglês que têm as cinco vogais em ordem: abstemious e facetious. (Aposto que você soletrou a, e, i, o, u).

10 – Ewe e you têm a mesma pronúncia, mas nenhuma letra em comum. O mesmo fato ocorre com eye e I.

11- Almost é a palavra mais longa que tem as letras em ordem alfabética.

12 – O plural de life é “lives”, mas o plural de still life (natureza morta) é “still lifes”. Fonte: The Free Dictionary

13 – Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis é a palavra mais longa da língua inglesa.

 

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Fonte: The Free Dictionary

 

How to Twitter

People use Twitter for all sorts of reasons -- to find out what’s happening in the world right now, to share information and to connect with other users.

Whether your Twitter interest revolves around promoting a business, retweeting entertainment links or just chatting with folks in other countries, you’ll need to first set up your Twitter.com account.

Here is an infographic that simplify the explanation on how to use a Twitter.

Twitter-Marketing-Infographic1

 

Tongue twisters!

Tongue twisters são trava línguas em inglês. Abaixo seguem alguns trava línguas para você treinar e se divertir!


Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.

A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.

If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?
I saw Susie sitting in a shoe shine shop.

Where she sits she shines, and where she shines she sits.

How many boards
Could the Mongols hoard
If the Mongol hordes got bored?

How can a clam cram in a clean cream can?

Send toast to ten tense stout saints' ten tall tents.

Denise sees the fleece,
Denise sees the fleas.
At least Denise could sneeze
and feed and freeze the fleas.

tongue-twister

 

Curiosities Of The English Language 2

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1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
2) The farm was used to produce produce.
3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
4) We must polish the Polish furniture.
5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.
6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
10) I did not object to the object.
11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
13) They were too close to the door to close it.
14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.
15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
17) The wind was too strong to win d the sail
18) After a number of injections my jaw got number.
19) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
20) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
21) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?
22] I want it to be on record that I will record my Record.

 

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