Christmas Day in the UK December is here and many people are starting to think about Christmas. In some places preparations for Christmas such as displays in shops and lights in the streets start as early as October! I am living in Spain at the moment, last year I spent Christmas in Finland and this year I will be spending Christmas with my family in the UK. It is very interesting to experience the different traditions in different countries during Christmas time. In my family, we usually get up very early on Christmas day and open our presents. Some people go to church at Christmas and I go on my own because I am the only Christian in my family. Sometimes it can be difficult to remember the meaning of Christmas.
Christmas worksheets, Christmas flashcards, printable Christmas games, Christmas cards, Christmas party supplies and lesson plans materials to print Christmas Flashcards Set 1: vocabulary: Santa Claus, a reindeer, a sleigh, a snowman, Christmas lights, a bell, an angel, an elf, a bow, mistletoe Free Christmas Song to download: DreamEnglish.com has written a version of Jingle Bells to match the vocabulary in the MES Christmas flashcards set one. It's a free download you can use in your classes. Check out the site and song! Got time? Make your own Christmas worksheets: bingo, board games, crossword puzzles, dice, reading, writing worksheets and more! free Christmas listening tests, listening exercises, audio and worksheets Free Santa Game: Santa and his reindeer have been trapped in mazes!! Tools for Educators is an MES site with 10+ worksheet generators to make vocabulary and language building teaching materials, using the images from these flashcards. 123 Listening is a website developed by MES and Dream English. MES Games is an online ESL games site for students. Print old MES files: here are the old (2006~2014) christmas files
The EFL SMARTblog: Merry Christmas Mr Bean Teacher's note; The activities in the worksheet at the bottom of this post are based on the full episode available on DVD or on y cannot be embedded here). This post contains some exercises based on the embeddable youtube clips. The answers are in the worksheet. DVD availablehere Mr Bean celebrates the traditional British Christmas: the baubles, the crackers, the nativity scene, the carols, the presents, the turkey and the mistletoe... they are all here. You are going to discuss Christmaswatch the Christmas Mr Bean episode and do some activitiesfind Christmas words in a word search exercise write the story in the past tensefind out more about the typical British Christmas and some of the Christmas things in the video. Discuss Do you celebrate Christmas? Watch clip 1 Answer the questions in the interactive exercise after you watch Did Mr Bean have any Christmas decorations? Now do exercise 1 (the answers to questions 9 and 10 are in the next clip) Watch clip 2
Christmas – Learn English with videos Children's animation. A brother and sister deal with topics that affect their everyday lives. Lola is excited because Christmas is coming, and she and Charlie are taking turns to open the advent calendar. Script A drama that focuses on the period in Mary and Joseph's life where they journeyed to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus. If angels sang... they would sing like this. Many children love sitting on Santa's lap and tell him everything they want for Christmas. Love thy neighbour... and thy enemy.
Printable Christmas Coloring Pages What color do you think of for Christmas? Red, green, gold, silver, orange … and of course these colors go wonderfully with the lovely smells of Christmas – pine needles, smouldering log fires, spices, candied fruits ….oooh! Here you’ll find our original and free printable Christmas coloring pages for kids and this year we’re really excited about our new gigantic wall hanging Christmas tree coloring page. Grab the crayons and let’s get decorating! If you take a closer look…. our huge Christmas tree is full of busy wintery and festive goings on, with branches becoming roads and decorations as houses, trains and trees. It’s patched together from 21 sheets of paper (or 22 if you’re printing in A4) and all you need to do is print, trim and tile them together with glue (this bit’s a giant jigsaw puzzle to add to the fun). Some of our absolute favorite Christmas things – candy cane, holly, Gingerbread man, Rudolf the reindeer, a Christmas tree and of course Santa Claus are also here.
Christmas Fun! Well, it’s that time of year again! Here are a few things I’ve done with my classes in the last week before the Christmas holidays… 1. Christmas Play! How the Elves saved Christmas My 10-12 year old ‘M2’s’ persuaded me to enter into the ‘Christmas Spirit’ this year, by requesting a Christmas play – some of them had done a play with their teacher last year and, apparently, had much enjoyed it! In terms of language, I also managed to work in all of the structures we’d looked at over the course of this term – present simple, past simple and continuous, present perfect, comparatives, possessives and present continuous for future plans – as well as a song and a chant (the chant being based on the wake up shake up chant we do at the start of each class). Here is the hat I made as a model for them! Here are my happy elves, Father Christmas and Mary Christmas (who, bless her, stepped into the role at the last minute due to an absentee, hence double hat and script in hand!) 2. 3. Like this:
Christmas | Customs and Traditions | Christmas in Other Countries Christians all over the world celebrate the birth of Christ on December 25 . It is a joyous holiday where families get together, give each other presents, decorate houses, sing traditional songs and go to mass . The word Christmas comes from the old English “Christes Maesse” , which means Christ’s mass . Although Christians believe that Jesus was born in the small town of Bethlehem, we don’t know the exact date of birth because stories about Jesus Christ were written down much later. By the 4th century Christians were divided into two churches: the eastern church was in Constantinople, today’s Istanbul, and the western church was based in Rome. Today, most countries celebrate the Christmas holidays from December 25 until January 6. Three wise men visit Jesus Christmas customs Giving presents is a special part of Christmas. Decorating the house is an old custom that comes from pagan times. Our traditional Christmas tree also comes from northern Europe. Words