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TEA / TEA TIME

 

IDIOMS and PROVERBS
INFORMATION
INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES
SONGS
VIDEOS
VOCABULARY

 

(Updated on 16/09/2016)

 

 

INFORMATION :

 

 

 

 

 

  • How to make a perfect cuppa
    "Many people ask no more than that their tea be "wet and warm", but in the hunt for perfection in a tea cup, a scientist has created a formula for optimal temperature, infusion and imbibation.
    Oh, and when to put the milk in."

    Read GEORGE ORWELL'S TEA RULES.
    (BBC)

 

 

  • Tregothnan
    "The Estate, in Kent and Cornwall, is internationally known for producing the only tea grown in England.
    A diversity of lands allows us to produce English tea, sustainable coppiced charcoal, Manuka honey and Kea plum jam...
    We have to thank the unique micro-climate that benefits the South-West corner of England for the success of our tea plantation."
    See : A brief history of tea

    (tregothnan.co.uk)

 

 

VOCABULARY :

 

 

 

INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES :

 

  • English tea. - "Here are 7 pages of activities about tea.
    First watch the video , then do the exercises. Enjoy the 2 songs , the 2 recordings and a second video."

    Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

 

 

 

 

IDIOMS and PROVERBS :

 

  • Cup Of Tea by The Verve Pipe :
    "At graduation everyone
    Will throw their hats into sun
    Then they'll drop like flies to the sea
    This is not my cup of tea"
    (Proverb : 'It's not my cup of tea')
  • Storm in a Tea Cup (a poem by Hillol Ray) :
    "Tea was spilled and I got a strong hiccup,
    What a mishap ! A storm in a tea cup !!!!"

 

 

SONGS :

 

  • The Tea Song - by Yorkshire Tea + LYRICS + VOCABULARY + COMMENTS
    "To celebrate the British love of a proper brew (= cup of tea), Yorkshire Tea has just released this fun song full of facts about how tea can benefit you in your everyday life. Watch the behind the scenes here."

    (englishblog.com)

 

  • Cup Of Tea by The Verve Pipe :
    "At graduation everyone
    Will throw their hats into sun
    Then they'll drop like flies to the sea
    This is not my cup of tea"
    (Proverb : 'It's not my cup of tea')

 

 

 

VIDEOS :

 

  • The history of tea - Shunan Teng
    "Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world after water –– and from sugary Turkish Rize tea to salty Tibetan butter tea, there are almost as many ways of preparing the beverage as there are cultures on the globe.
    Where did this beverage originate, and how did it become so popular? Shunan Teng details tea’s long history."

    View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-history-of-tea-shunan-teng
    (YouTube)

 

  • 36 Facts about Tea - mental_floss List Show Ep. 417
    (YouTube)
    "Tea is the
    most popular beverage in the world -besides water. It sure is at my house! My husband goes through about a gallon of sweet tea a day, and I drink hot tea all afternoon and evening after one pot of coffee these days. It’s like that all over the world. Brew some leaves, have a nice drink. Or, if you're in the US, make it hot to brew it, put ice in to make it cold, then put in sugar to make it sweet, and lemon to make it sour -while the rest of the world shakes their heads. John Green gives us a lot more trivia about tea in the latest episode of the mental_floss List Show." 
    (neatorama.com)  

 

 

 

 

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