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 cannot be embedded here). This post contains some exercises based on the embeddable youtube clips. The answers are in the worksheet. DVD availablehere 50 holiday activities for Teaching English We have loads of holiday related materials. Get a start on our Christmas page or in our resources. Also some nice full lessons in our Lessons In A Can or purchase hundreds of resources for the holidays in our store. Also you can subscribe to Digital Resources for one lifetime fee to get hundreds of thousands of lesson materials/ideas. However, since I'm busy making Christmas lists, thought I'd make a nice one to share with fellow teachers and inspire with a few things in my brain for teaching lessons related to Christmas. So here is my brain purge.
The Best Places To Learn About Christmas, Hanukkah, & Kwanzaa Check out my New York Times post: Ideas for English Language Learners | Celebrate the Holidays ELLs learn about tamales, holiday food traditions and Three Kings Day at my latest holiday-related New York Times Learning Network post. It includes a student interactive and teaching ideas. Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa are all coming-up, and I thought it would be timely to create a “The Best…” list focusing on those holidays.
Christmas Videos - Free Online Videos for Kids Alfred Molina shares A Visit from St. Nicholas. There's no party like a Reindeer Party with the Imagination Movers! Video for the song "Santa, Where Are You?" by Super Simple Songs. What is Boxing Day? When is Boxing Day? | Why is it called Boxing Day? | History of Boxing Day St Stephen's Day | What happens on Boxing Day? | Fox Hunting | Hunting the Wren Tell Me about Christmas - Part 2 Advent Calendar Hi, I’m gonna tell you about our advent calendar. This has got all the days until Christmas Day on. And what happens is today’s the 14th of December, so we find the window with the 14th on. Webquest: 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.
Tell Me about Christmas - Part 1 Mulled Wine So every Boxing Day, we hold a mulled wine party for friends and family in our house. What we do – you go and buy these little sachets of spices you can get in supermarkets, and then in the morning, just get loads and loads of cheap cheap cheap red wine, the cheapest red wine that you can get; and put it in a massive massive sort of soup pot. Put some fruit juice in there, put some chopped-up fruits in there, and then add these spices and add some sugar, and just let it bubble away, let it simmer away over a few hours. And so in the afternoon, when all the friends come round, we serve it up and it’s a lovely warm drink for a cold December afternoon - very spicy, very Christmasy, and very alcoholic. Mince Pie
Love Actually: activities, ideas, vocabulary I use a lot of films in my teaching: not just occasional Youtube clips but full-length authentic feature films, and I’ve been wanting for a while to start a new section on this blog where I would upload my film-based materials. I thought December would be a suitable time to share materials for many people’s favourite Christmas film Love Actually.Warning: some scenes are suitable for adults only Activities actually The activities are divided into three parts.
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. My mother likes French food, so we have a French style breakfast with bread, croissants and lots of different cheeses.
Swedish Lucia Craig Morey, Lucia Why not teach your students to explain the Swedish tradition of Saint Lucia Day to foreigners they might be meeting in the future. Here is a short YouTube video explaining the basics in English. 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. Everything is set for the perfect Christmas, until Lola discovers that there is no door for Christmas day.
Conversation Questions Christmas A Part of Conversation Questions for the ESL Classroom. Related: New Year's Day, New Year's Resolutions Did it snow last year at Christmas? Did you believe in Santa Claus when you were a child? The Christmas truce The Christmas Truce of 1914 is widely seen as one of the very few uplifting moments in the futility of the First World War. In this lesson, students will learn about the truce through listening to a podcast of the stories of soldiers who experienced it. After listening to this podcast, students will focus on the speakers’ use of narrative tenses and will go on to write a diary entry from the perspective of a WWI soldier. At Christmas 1914, there were a series of unofficial truces in no-man’s land. soldiers met between the trenches, talked, exchanged souvenirs and even played football.