22 March 2012 / by Radmila Gurkova

The Easter Story


Do you know the Easter story?

There have been many film interpretations of it including controversial ones such as Mel Gibson's 'The Passion of the Christ' and funnier versions including Monty Python's 'Life of Brian'.

Easter has now become a bigger celebration outside of the religious context with the Easter bunny and chocolate Easter eggs. What are you going to do this Easter?


  • How do you celebrate Easter week?

  • Is there a traditional food that is eaten at Easter in Spain?

  • Do you think Easter is primarily a religious holiday or is it too commercial?

  • Have you heard of any strange Easter traditions around the world?


Word Image Definition Example Listen
Bunny Easter Bunny An animal with long ears, a short tail, and soft fur; a young rabbit. The Easter bunny brings children Easter eggs Listen
Easter Easter A celebration in April Everyone loves eating chocolate at Easter Listen
Eggs  Easter Egg They come from a chicken but at Easter we give chocolate ones to each other. I love chocolate Easter eggs. Listen
Nest A structure used by a bird to lay eggs but Easter eggs are put in nests. The Easter eggs are in the nest. Listen
Chick Easter Chick A baby bird. The chick is on top of the Simnel cake. Listen
Hot Cross Buns  Hot Cross Bun A sweet, spiced bun that is eaten toasted on Good Friday. Those Brits love hot cross buns. Listen
Maundy Thursday  Last Supper South Park The Thursday before Easter, commemorating the Last Supper. Maundy Thursday is the day before Good Friday. Listen
Good Friday  Good Friday The Friday before Easter Sunday. Good Friday commemorates the day Jesus was crucified on the cross. Listen

More Easter comedy......

Have a look at this video of Eddie Izzard, a famous British comedian, talking about Easter:



Grammar Structures:

P4 Click here for the use of ones and one

P2 Click here for Present Perfect Tense



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