A festival in Lecce

14 11 2011

by Ettore (12 years old)

My favourite festival is Carnival. We dress in costume as ghosts, assassins or monsters. Then I go with my friends to the centre of the city. We throw eggs, water, tea or soap foam at each other and we play jokes on girls. At 8 pm we set off fireworks and throw firecrackers. At 9 pm we have dinner at McDonalds and afterwards we go home to have a shower. At midnight, we ring each other and play telephone jokes.

A special event: New Year’s Eve

15 02 2011

The night of 31st December is New Year’s Eve.

Last year I went to my grandparents’ house and I helped in the kitchen. I ate a lot of good food and watched fireworks. At dinner we ate lentils (but I hate them) to bring money in the new year.

We stayed together all night. At midnight, we watched the fireworks and we wished each other “Happy New Year!”

We had an incredible night.

by Alessia, 12 years old (practicing past simple)