Holidays: Victoria Day
Victoria Day is celebrated annually in Canada on the last Monday before May 25th. It celebrates Queen Victoria’s birthday. In Canada, this holiday is often thought of as the unofficial beginning of summer. The long-weekend is affectionately known as “May Two-Four”. Learn a brief history about Queen Victoria and this Canadian holiday through today’s mini-podcast. This podcast is an audio preview of the reading from our NEW lesson plan. The Victoria Day lesson plan comes with vocabulary review, a reading, comprehension questions, pair work, and a family tree activity. Students do a little research in order to compare three famous Victorias. Preview all of ESL-Library’s Holiday lessons here. If you have any suggestions for topics, please leave a comment.
Coming soon…Memorial Day.
Please introduce your students to our FREE podcasts. These can act as a preview to our Mini-Biography, Discussion Starter, Grammar Story, Holiday or Health lessons. They can also serve as extra listening homework to help your learners develop an understanding of the rhythm of English. Some teachers use our weekly podcast (posted every Wednesday) as a warm up for an online tutoring session.
Introduce your students to iTunes today! This is our 114th episode.
Check out last week’s podcast on Mother’s Day.
Tara Benwell is a freelance writer and editor who specializes in materials and articles for the ELT industry. She is the media director and head writer for ESL-Library. Her debut novel, The Proper Order of Things is available on Amazon and in the iBookstore. Website: http://www.tarabenwell.com Twitter: @tarabenwell