Session 1: Merry Christmas! 15’Activity 1. Look, listen and learn vocabulary about Christmas time. + +
Activity 2. Listen and play to practice vocabulary. + + + + 10’ http://www.marks- english- school.com/games/mes- christmas_01.html http://www.michellehenry.fr/christmas. htm#voc
Activity 3. Listen, read and learn the different Christmas meals around the world. + + 20’ + Henry VIII was the first English king to enjoy turkey. Now, it’s very fashionable at Christmas. Turkey was very expensive until the 1950s when refrigerators appeared. However, traditions are different in countries around the globe… Portugal: The traditional Christmas meal Germany: [consoada] is The Germans tend to eaten in the early have a game feast hours of Christmas on Christmas day, Day. usually wild boar. Brazil: Christmas meal is France: chicken, turkey, Traditional Christmas ham, rice, salad, food is a family meal pork, fresh and dried fruits, often China: Many New Year with good meat and the best wine with beer. dishes are served "whole"; such as whole fish, or whole chicken or duck Italy: Italy probably has the longest Christmas lunch. Most families will have about 8 courses including a small portion of pasta, 2 salads and 2 sweet puddings - then cheese fruit, brandy and chocolates.
Session 2: Riding across the sky.Activity 1: Read the story about “Father Christmas” and answer the questions. 20’ +
Activity 2. Listen to the Christmas carol. Number the bubbles with the right order of the 15’stanzas and choose the to fill the gaps. + + + + He sees you when youre Hes making a He knows when youre And checking it twice; He knows if youve been bad Hes gonna find out or good Whos naughty and So be good for goodness sake! Santa Claus is coming to town You better not You better watch out Better not pout You better not cry Im telling you why Better not pout Santa Claus is coming to town Im telling you why Santa Claus is coming to town Santa Claus is coming to town AWAKE CRY NICE SLEEPING LIST
Activity 3: Watch the video about the carol and sing out. . + + + + 15’
Session 3: Best wishes… 15’Activity 1: Learn the use of “Going to” and complete the gaps writing sentences using going to.. + + + We use “going to” to talk about our plans for the future. positive negative question I I am going to I am not going to Am I going to speak. speak. speak? you / we / You are going to You are not going to Are you going to they speak. speak. speak? he / she / it He is going to speak. He is not going to speak. Is he going to speak?
Activity 2: Read the following passages and match the pictures to the words. + + 15’
Activity 1:ActivityActivity 3: Fill the gaps in the crossword with the clues below and check your answers. + + 10’ DOWN 1. What do you give each other at Christmas? 3. What a Christmas house is made of. ACROSS 5. Something you put on your Christmas 2. What you put on your gifts so you know tree. who the gift is for. 6. If you are bad, what does Santa put in 4. ____ the Snowman (name of a song) your stocking? 8. Where does Santa live? 7. What is the name of the reindeer with a 9. What month do we celebrate Christmas? nose that glows? 10. ____ Bells (name of a song) 10. Whose birthday is celebrated on 12. Who has a long beard and wears a red Christmas? suit? 11. You put these on your Christmas tree to 14. What children like to get for Christmas. make it glow. 15. What Santa rides in. 13. What do you decorate with ornaments for Christmas?
10’Activity 4: Answer the following questions about Christmas Time. + + 1. This word starts with a "W." It is the season of the year in which Christmas is celebrated. What is it called? _______________________ 2. This word starts with an "H." It is the word for a time to celebrate. Christmas is one of these. What is it? _______________________ 3. This word starts with an "S." It is a fluffy white form of water that sometimes falls in cold parts of the world during winter. What is it called? _______________________ 4. This word starts with an "S." It is a tiny object that has six sides and is used as a Christmas decoration. No two of these are alike. What is one of them called? _______________________ 5. This word starts with an "S." It is a roly-poly character that you can make out of snow. What is it called? _______________________ 6. This word starts with a "P." Christmas is a time for giving. This is another word for a gift. What is this other word? _______________________ 7. This word starts with an "R." Gifts are often decorated with one of these. What is it? _______________________ 8. This word starts with a "T." Most children hope to get some of these for Christmas. What are they? _______________________ 9. This word starts with a "T." This is a symbol of Christmas. Some people put one of these in their house and decorate it with ornaments, lights, angels, and candy canes. What is it? _______________ 10. This word starts with an "N." This cold, far-away area is where Santa lives. What is it called? _______________