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Cultural Calendar – Christmas

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The "Cultural Calendar" resources are designed to give you easy access to the history behind Britain’s traditional folk customs and to help you make use of them effectively in your social events for international students.

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Cultural Calendar – Bonfire Night

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The "Cultural Calendar" resources are designed to give you easy access to the history behind Britain’s traditional folk customs and to help you make use of them effectively in your social events for international students.

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Games to play with international students

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Dozens of game suggestions for use in cafe settings, weekends away and other socials.

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Christmas Quiz

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19 multiple choice questions about Christmas in the UK.

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Chinese New Year Quiz

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9 quiz questions for a simple themed activity during Chinese New Year.

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International Wedding Customs Quiz

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22 multiple choice questions highlighting interesting wedding traditions from around the world.

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Getting to know you Treasure Hunt

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This activity was designed to be played in an English Garden Party, to help guests and hosts get to know each other better and to give an opportunity for students to practise their English in a relaxed environment. 

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How English is it?

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An activity using objects to introduce aspects of English/Welsh/Scottish/Irish culture, and how these might be different from home cultures. 

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Here and There: Returning Home

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A cafe evening to help prepare students to return home

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Eastertime Symbols and Traditions

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A brief explantion of pancake Tuesday & Lent, palm crosses, Maundy Thursday, Maundy money & the last supper, Good Friday & hot cross buns, and Easter and easter eggs! Can be used as the basis of a cafe talk. 

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Valentine’s Day around the world

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5 quiz questions on Valentine's Day around the world and 3 discussion questions.
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Lunar New Year Quiz

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8 questions leading to a group discussion. (Note: There are explanatory notes under most of the answer slides.)

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Bonfire Night

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A presentation about Nov 5th in PowerPoint format for easy adaptation. Background info provided in "note" to each slide. (Material gathered from cafe teams in Oxford, Lancaster & Manchester.)

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Christmas Activities

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A small collection of Christmas themed discussion questions, quizzes and crafts. 

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Introduction to British Food part 1

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Instructions and handouts for a Cafe evening introducing British food. (PowerPoint slides below.)

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Introduction to British Food part 2

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PowerPoint slides showing British table settings (answers to a challenge described in "Intro to British Food part 1"). 

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Halloween Evening part 1 (revised)

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Instructions and handouts for for an engaging Halloween themed evening. Some of the questions are quite serious and the content explicitly Christian. Adapt as appropriate for your cafe at this point in the year. (Download "Halloween Evening part 2" for the PowerPoint slides.)

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Halloween Evening part 2 (revised)

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PowerPoint slides for "Halloween Evening". See "Halloween Evening part 1" for instructions and handouts. 

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Food & Culture

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An activity and questions to help students discuss different practices related to food and meals. 

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