LinguaTrek - holidays http://www.linguatrek.com/taxonomy/term/6/0 en What are you thankful for? Happy Thanksgiving Day! http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2013/11/what-are-you-thankful-for-happy-thanksgiving-day <div class="diag align-right" style="float: right; width: 160px; margin: 10px 0 10px 10px"><a href="http://www.linguatrek.com/sites/www.linguatrek.com/files/imagecache/Large/image/2013/11/thanksgivingteeth.jpg" rel="lightbox"><img src="http://www.linguatrek.com/sites/www.linguatrek.com/files/imagecache/Small/image/2013/11/thanksgivingteeth.jpg" alt="Turkey with teeth" title="Photo by Dino Abatzidis" /></a><div class="caption"><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/atomicshark/3074620301/">Photo</a> by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/atomicshark/">Dino Abatzidis</a></div></div> <p>Thanksgiving is an American holiday when we get together with friends or family and remember all the things we have to be thankful for.</p> <p>Personally, I'm most thankful for:</p> <ul> <li>My wife, Carrie</li> <li>My health</li> <li>The wonderful readers of my blog and their patience when I don't publish an article for a while :-)</li> </ul> <p>Sorry I haven't published anything in over a month! In October, I was traveling for work almost every week and I'm still trying to catch up on everything.</p> <p><strong>However, I'd like to share a couple Thanksgiving related things with you that you may not have seen!</strong></p> <ul> <li>Three years ago, <a href="http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2010/11/vlog-dzie%C5%84-dzi%C4%99kczynienia-%C5%9Bwi%C4%99ta-w-usa-w-og%C3%B3le-i-para-innych-rzeczy">I recorded a video about Thanksgiving in Polish</a> and <a href="http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2010/11/turkey-day-isnt-the-same-for-everyone">wrote an article in English</a>. If you haven't been following my blog for 3 years, well, then it's new to you! ;-)</li> <li>Here is <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZvtRytTUvc">a great video where you can learn some Thanksgiving vocabulary</a> in English and find out a little about the history of the holiday (there are subtitles).</li> </ul> <p>I hope you have a great day and thank you!</p> <p><strong>What are you thankful for? Write a comment below!</strong></p> http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2013/11/what-are-you-thankful-for-happy-thanksgiving-day#comments holidays Thanksgiving USA Thu, 28 Nov 2013 16:00:00 +0000 David Snopek 256 at http://www.linguatrek.com Vlog: Patriotyzm w USA http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2011/07/vlog-patriotyzm-w-usa <p>Właśnie był <a href="http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dzie%C5%84_Niepodleg%C5%82o%C5%9Bci_Stan%C3%B3w_Zjednoczonych">Dzień Niepodległości</a> w Stanach Zjednoczonych więc dzisiaj zdecydowałem poruszyć temat patriotyzm w USA!</p> <p>Niestety tylko bardzo mało nagrałem na imprezie w samym Dniu Niepodległości ale jest tego trochę i będzie więcej w następnym roku. :-)</p> <object width="510" height="311"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/0cvbz-Q_JVY?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" /><param name="wmode" value="opaque" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/0cvbz-Q_JVY?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="510" height="311" wmode="opaque" ></embed></object> <p>Proszę podaj mi poprawki do tego filmiku <a href="http://lang-8.com/10069/journals/1004471/Patriotyzm-w-USA">w serwisie Lang-8</a>. <a href="http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2011/07/the-declaration-of-independence">Oto jest filmik</a> na temat Deklaracji Niepodległości, o którym mówiłem.</p> <p><strong>Czytaj transkrypcję poniżej!</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2011/07/vlog-patriotyzm-w-usa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2011/07/vlog-patriotyzm-w-usa#comments holidays Independence Day USA vlog Fri, 08 Jul 2011 18:00:00 +0000 David Snopek 82 at http://www.linguatrek.com The Declaration of Independence http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2011/07/the-declaration-of-independence <p>Yesterday was the 4th of July which is <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independence_Day_(United_States)">Independence Day</a> in the United States. It's a day of barbecues, parades and fireworks to commemorate the signing of the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Declaration_of_Independence">Declaration of Independence</a> from Britain in 1776. It is the most important national holiday in our country.</p> <p>Here is a short video about the Declaration of Independence:</p> <object width="510" height="311"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/yb7MI8NQLoo?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" /><param name="wmode" value="opaque" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/yb7MI8NQLoo?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="510" height="311" wmode="opaque" ></embed></object> <p><strong>Read more for a transcript with translations into Polish!</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2011/07/the-declaration-of-independence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2011/07/the-declaration-of-independence#comments holidays Independence Day USA Tue, 05 Jul 2011 21:00:00 +0000 David Snopek 81 at http://www.linguatrek.com The History of Easter http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2011/04/the-history-of-easter <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="317" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/eJYXMIJrhRI?rel=0" style="margin-bottom: 20px" title="YouTube video player" width="510"></iframe> <p><strong>Read more for the transcript!</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2011/04/the-history-of-easter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2011/04/the-history-of-easter#comments Easter holidays culture Tue, 26 Apr 2011 15:00:00 +0000 David Snopek 62 at http://www.linguatrek.com The biggest April Fools' Day hoax! http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2011/04/the-biggest-april-fools-day-hoax <p>Today is <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_fools'_day">April Fools' Day</a>! A day when people play tricks on their friends who may have forgotten to check the date in the morning.</p> <p>Even a few organizations join in the fun! Many newspapers, television stations and internet sites (like Google) have pulled April Fools' Day pranks, including the famous BBC <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaghetti_tree">spaghetti tree hoax</a>.</p> <p>On April 1st, 1957, an estimated 8 million people watched the 3 minute report on television. In the 1950s, spaghetti was not an everyday food in Britain and few people knew how it was produced. <strong>Watch it yourself in the following video!</strong></p> <iframe style="margin-bottom: 20px" title="YouTube video player" width="510" height="317" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/yl-dtufFR-w?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><strong>Read the transcript below!</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2011/04/the-biggest-april-fools-day-hoax" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2011/04/the-biggest-april-fools-day-hoax#comments April Fools' Day holidays culture Fri, 01 Apr 2011 15:00:00 +0000 David Snopek 59 at http://www.linguatrek.com History of Valentine's Day http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2011/02/history-of-valentines-day <p>Today is Valentine's Day! Watch this interesting video about the history of the holiday from the History channel:</p> <object width="510" height="311"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Rs6xesanxNM?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" /><param name="wmode" value="opaque" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Rs6xesanxNM?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="510" height="311" wmode="opaque" ></embed></object> <p>Read more for the transcript!</p> <p><a href="http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2011/02/history-of-valentines-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2011/02/history-of-valentines-day#comments holidays Valentine's Day culture Mon, 14 Feb 2011 16:00:00 +0000 David Snopek 46 at http://www.linguatrek.com Vlog: Alkohol i Sylwester 2011 w Stanach Zjednoczonych http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2011/01/vlog-alkohol-i-sylwester-2011-w-stanach-zjednoczonych <p>Dzisiaj mówię krótko na temat alkoholu i Sylwestra w Stanach i potem pokazuję to, co nagrałem na Sylwestra. Mam nadzieję, że to jest ciekawe!</p> <object width="510" height="311"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/mGbzBPWs0jA?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" /><param name="wmode" value="opaque" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/mGbzBPWs0jA?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="510" height="311" wmode="opaque" ></embed></object> <p>Czytaj transkrypcję poniżej!</p> <p><a href="http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2011/01/vlog-alkohol-i-sylwester-2011-w-stanach-zjednoczonych" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2011/01/vlog-alkohol-i-sylwester-2011-w-stanach-zjednoczonych#comments holidays New Year's Eve vlog personal Wed, 05 Jan 2011 15:54:49 +0000 David Snopek 37 at http://www.linguatrek.com Vlog: Boże Narodzenia w Stanach http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2010/12/vlog-bo%C5%BCe-narodzenia-w-stanach <p>Dzisiaj mówię na temat Bożego Narodzenia w Stanach Zjednoczonych i trochę pokażuję, jak moja rodzina obchodzi to święto. Też mamy "tajemnica", z którą potrzebujemy pomocy od Polaków! Proszę obejrzyj filmik i napisz komentarze, żeby nam pomóc!</p> <object width="510" height="311"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/8CnfGj1nmkk?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" /><param name="wmode" value="opaque" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/8CnfGj1nmkk?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="510" height="311" wmode="opaque" ></embed></object> <p>Czytaj transkrypcję poniżej!</p> <p><a href="http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2010/12/vlog-bo%C5%BCe-narodzenia-w-stanach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2010/12/vlog-bo%C5%BCe-narodzenia-w-stanach#comments Christmas holidays USA vlog Wed, 29 Dec 2010 12:29:58 +0000 David Snopek 35 at http://www.linguatrek.com Christmas without presents? http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2010/12/christmas-without-presents <div class="diag align-right" style="float: right; width: 160px; margin: 10px 0 10px 10px"><a href="http://www.linguatrek.com/sites/www.linguatrek.com/files/imagecache/Large/image/2010/12/christmasstormtrooper.jpg" rel="lightbox"><img src="http://www.linguatrek.com/sites/www.linguatrek.com/files/imagecache/Small/image/2010/12/christmasstormtrooper.jpg" alt="Storm trooper holding Christmas presents" title="The Empire is stealing Christmas! Photo by Kenny Louie." /></a><div class="caption">The Empire is stealing Christmas! <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/99472898@N00/5278223836/">Photo</a> by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kwl/">Kenny Louie</a>.</div></div> <p>For Christians, Christmas is about celebrating the birth of Jesus. However, according to a <a href="http://www.gallup.com/poll/145367/Christmas-Strongly-Religious-Half-Celebrate.aspx">recent poll</a>, 95% of Americans celebrate Christmas, including 80% of non-Christians. But for both believers and the rest of us, Christmas in the USA is about spending time with family and friends.</p> <p>Yeah, family and friends, but also -- PRESENTS! Glorious presents!</p> <p>When I was a kid, I couldn't wait until Christmas. I dreamt of all the great things I hoped I was going to get. It was a magical day, when dreams came true!</p> <p>How can you have Christmas without presents?</p> <p>But a number of years ago, my family stopped exchanging gifts at Christmas.</p> <p><a href="http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2010/12/christmas-without-presents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2010/12/christmas-without-presents#comments Christmas holidays USA Tue, 28 Dec 2010 21:59:18 +0000 David Snopek 34 at http://www.linguatrek.com Vlog: Dzień Dziękczynienia, święta w USA w ogóle i para innych rzeczy http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2010/11/vlog-dzie%C5%84-dzi%C4%99kczynienia-%C5%9Bwi%C4%99ta-w-usa-w-og%C3%B3le-i-para-innych-rzeczy <p>Dzisiaj Amerykanin mówiący po polsku rozmawia na temat Dnia Dziękczynienia, który właśnie odbył w czwartek. Też mówi w ogóle o tym, jak się różnią sposoby do obchodzenia świąt między Amerykanów. I na końcu, jest para innych rzeczy nie na temat, ale mam nadzieję, jeszcze ciekawa! Zapraszam do oglądania!</p> <object width="510" height="311"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/4gL5lZGHnSc?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" /><param name="wmode" value="opaque" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/4gL5lZGHnSc?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="510" height="311" wmode="opaque" ></embed></object> <p>Czytaj transkrypcję poniżej!</p> <p><a href="http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2010/11/vlog-dzie%C5%84-dzi%C4%99kczynienia-%C5%9Bwi%C4%99ta-w-usa-w-og%C3%B3le-i-para-innych-rzeczy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2010/11/vlog-dzie%C5%84-dzi%C4%99kczynienia-%C5%9Bwi%C4%99ta-w-usa-w-og%C3%B3le-i-para-innych-rzeczy#comments holidays Thanksgiving USA vlog Sat, 27 Nov 2010 19:18:49 +0000 David Snopek 26 at http://www.linguatrek.com