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12 English Collocations with the Word “Christmas” ‘Tis the season! With Christmas quickly approaching, everyone is setting up their trees, wrapping presents, listening to carols, and getting ready to spend the holiday with friends and family. Here are some common English collocations that contain the word “Christmas”: Christmas break Christmas break refers to the time around Christmas when people do not go to work or school. Christmas tree The Christmas tree is the pine tree that people bring into their houses in early December. Christmas shopping Buying presents for your family and friends is called Christmas shopping. Christmas list Children write a Christmas list of things that they hope Santa (or their parents) will bring them, such as toys, games, and candy. Christmas card Christmas is a time to connect with loved ones who live far away. Christmas carol Christmas carols are songs about Christmas that are very popular in December.

Christmas spirit Christmas lights Christmas stocking Stockings are long socks that cover the feet and legs. Christmas Quiz! I originally created this Christmas tree design so I could have a tree in the classroom without the hassle of having to carry one around with me. After using it, I thought it would also make a good menu design, so I developed it into a Christmas quiz template. Click Christmas Quiz Template to download the PowerPoint or visit the downloads page. How to play There are nineteen baubles and one star on the Christmas tree. Each one is linked to a different question slide. Click on a number to navigate to that slide whilst the number on the bauble drops to the ground.

Note: Someone recently commented that they were unsure how to return to the main menu. Adding the questions The question slides are numbered, but I have left it up to you to add the questions. Add 20 questions and you are ready to play! If you are struggling for ideas, try these resources: Christmas Trivia Quiz by Tim Robbio Warre Tim has created a trivia round with questions themed around Christmas. Merry Christmas! Xmasfun.com. Best of Christmas, 1-6. Background My Favourite Day – Christmas An illustrated presentation of British Christmas traditions (Year 4-6)What’s Christmas Really About A mix of movie clips (Year 4-6) Warm-up Christmas Tree Lights Show (2:31) Lighting show with music from Frozen Songs and Carols We Wish You A Merry Christmas A long play of the song with subtitles (Year 1-2)Xmas Songs – Lala Cat Official A Playlist with English Subtitles (Year 2-3)Christmas Songs Collection Listen to the 20 most popular Christmas carols of all time in this video with subtitles (Year 3-6)Disney Very Merry Christmas Songs A playlist from Disney, with subtitles (Year 5-6)Disney Very Merry Christmas Songs Another playlist from Disney, with subtitles (Year 5-6) Vocabulary Worksheets Lesson Plans The Christmas trip A lesson plan from British Council based on a short video (Year 3-5)ESL Christmas Lesson Three pages with short simple sentences and links to Worksheets and Activities (Year 4-6) Reading Listening Watching More Materials.

Click and Drag - Make A Snowman. ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids. The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. Millions of kids, parents, and teachers visit ABCya.com each month, playing over 1 billion games last year. Apple, The New York Times, USA Today, Parents Magazine and Scholastic, to name just a few, have featured ABCya’s popular educational games.

ABCya’s award-winning Preschool computer games and apps are conceived and realized under the direction of a certified technology education teacher, and have been trusted by parents and teachers for ten years. Our educational games are easy to use and classroom friendly, with a focus on the alphabet, numbers, shapes, storybooks, art, music, holidays and much more! Christmas Tree Fun | ABCya! ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids. The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. Millions of kids, parents, and teachers visit ABCya.com each month, playing over 1 billion games last year.

Apple, The New York Times, USA Today, Parents Magazine and Scholastic, to name just a few, have featured ABCya’s popular educational games. ABCya’s award-winning Preschool computer games and apps are conceived and realized under the direction of a certified technology education teacher, and have been trusted by parents and teachers for ten years. Our educational games are easy to use and classroom friendly, with a focus on the alphabet, numbers, shapes, storybooks, art, music, holidays and much more!

Run Santa Run. Christmas Maze. Christmas Games and Activities: Topmarks Education. Christmas Maze. SANTA CLAUS and CHRISTMAS GAMES at SantaGames.Net. Christmas Crossword Game - Free Kids Games from theKidzpage.com -- Online Java, Shockwave and Flash Games. Webquest: The history and traditions of Christmas. By Luke Vyner This festive-themed webquest by Luke Vyner includes activities on the history of Christmas, Santa Claus, global celebrations and some interesting facts.

It is free to all onestopenglish users. To download the printable student worksheet and teacher’s notes, please click on the links to the right of the screen. Activity 1: The history of Christmas a. Christmas is both a sacred religious holiday and a worldwide cultural and commercial phenomenon. Before we visit the site to find out more about the history of Christmas, what do you already know about its history? B. Both of you should visit the following weblink: Student A: Read the first section entitled ’An ancient holiday’ and look for the answers to the following questions. What did Europeans celebrate long before the birth of Jesus? Once you have completed all the answers, tell your partner what you learnt.

Who was Saturnalia intended to honour? Discussion a. B. A. B. Fun English: American Christmas with TV Shows (Seinfeld) In the United States this time of year almost everyone, religious or not, is celebrating Christmas. During Christmastime, it’s common to decorate the house with lights and a tree with ornaments, make sweets like cookies and toffee, drink hot chocolate, play in the snow, and exchange presents with loved ones. Today I have a fun, hilarious lesson for you that explains one Christmas tradition, Christmas Cards. It’s common around Christmas that people take a photo, often with family and mail it out to friends wishing them Happy Holidays. This clip comes from a popular American TV show from the 1990’s called Seinfeld (learn why TV shows are such a great resource for your English here). Now enjoy this funny lesson and learn a bit about Christmas! (Note: if you are easily offended, you may want to read one of our other articles) Video: Transcript: (Vocabulary in blue, pronunciation/connected speech in red, cultural notes/grammar in green) JERRY: Look at what we have here.

ELAINE: It was no trouble. A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens. Worst Christmas presents. Tell Me about Christmas - Part 2. How-christmas-trees-are-made#sthash.7qFdDLfr. The last 20 years have seen a huge increase in the Chinese economy, thanks partly to Christmas trees. The tradition of Christmas trees is believed to have begun in Germany around the 18th century, but it was Queen Victoria who made them fashionable in Britain when she was pictured standing next to one with her family in 1846.

This factory in Suzhou makes ‘sheng dan shu’, as they call them, in all sorts of sizes. And this is how they produce a two-metre-high version. The branches start out as flat strips of polyvinyl chloride, or PVC to you and me. The reels are unravelled and as they pass through rollers they’re bonded and stick together. Then a circular blade slices through the PVC, shredding it and making the needles.

The shredded PVC is twisted around a metal wire and then pulled through a small coil. These machines produce branches measuring around six metres long. Oxford Christmas Corner | OXFORD CULTUREMANIA. Is your stocking hanging above the fireplace yet? Are you impatient for Christmas to arrive? Then unwrap this early gift courtesy of Oxford and share it with your class. We have new activities for 2015! Just choose the level you teach to access your free resources.

Season’s Greetings from the team. Secondary NEW! Dictionary Activity Treasure Hunt Speaking and Listening Writing Upper Secondary NEW! Dictionary Activity Treasure Hunt Reading Speaking and Listening Writing Official Languge Schools Dictionary Activity – Basic Cycle Writing – Basic Cycle Speaking – Basic & Intermediate Cycle Treasure Hunt –Intermediate Cycle Dictionary Activity –Intermediate & Advanced Cycle Speaking and Listening – Intermediate & Advanced Cycle Writing – Intermediate & Advanced Cycle Reading – Advanced Cycle Treasure Hunt – Advanced Cycle Levels shown for guidance. Intermediate English Listening - Christmas Shopping in Oxford Street. English Songs: Last Christmas by Wham. Christmas Songs To Learn English - It Must Be Santa, by Bob Dylan. Christmas#sthash.994NDlhS. Oxford Christmas Corner | OXFORD CULTUREMANIA. Reading: Santa Claus. Christmas Song Quiz For ESL Learners - White Christmas, by Lady Gaga.

Christmas resources. British Christmas: 10 of the Best British Christmas Songs - Which is Your Favorite? CHRISTMAS GAME worksheet - Free ESL projectable worksheets made by teachers.