British Christmas - Origins
Extras: linguaspectrum.com This English language video lesson looks back in time to the ancient festivals that came before the English Christmas. The pagan Yule festival and the Roman Saturnalia being the most important. It explains the importance of the Winter Solstice and the reason we celebrate Christmas on December 25th. It also gives the other names of Christmas that you will meet in English - Yule, Xmas, Noel and Yuletide. It answers that question that has always puzzled English speakers - why do we say Xmas? There are more materials to go with this lesson at linguaspectrum.comLearn English online using Skype: I also give online English classes by Skype. You can find out more by visiting linguaspectrum.com If you want to learn English quickly and easily, I invite you to take classes with me online using Skype. You can improve your writing, too, with my English writing course. As a professional writer, I will guide you through the writing process, step by step, until you are able write with an effectiveness that will get you noticed. Improve your English writing and you improve your prospects of success in all areas of your life. The course is a series of writing assignments designed to take you through all aspects of writing in English. You will learn all about sentence and paragraph structure, punctuation, outlining, introductions and conclusions, topic sentences and more. By the end of the course, you will be writing high-impact prose that will help you achieve ...