Thursday, December 11, 2014

Christmas mood on

A new post based on the theme of Christmas and the Christmas mood is On!!!

Language level: Pre-intermediate

Learner type: Teens and adults.

This lesson plan includes: Reading,Speaking, Presentation, Song.

Activities in PDF



1. Read and find out how people celebrate Christmas in the UK?


Christmas is a Christian festival and celebrates the birth of Jesus. Lots of people who aren't Christians also celebrates Christmas. The preparations for Christmas starts in November. People decorate their Christmas tree and send cards to friends and family. During the Christmas Eve (24th of December) children hang up stockings for Father Christmas. On Christmas day (25th of December) people give each other gifts. It is traditional to eat a roast dinner, turkey or chicken with roast potatoes and vegetables.

New Year's Eve (31st of December):

Many English people have parties in their homes on New Year's Eve. Others celebrate in pubs or clubs with their friends and families or attend outdoor gatherings and firework display. Just before midnight on New Year's Eve, people hold hands and sing a traditional song called ''Auld Lang Syne''. They count the second down to the new year and when the clock strikes midnight, they hug and kiss and wish each other a happy new year. Sometimes people set off fireworks as the new year begins.

People often drink a toast to the coming year with the alcoholic drink called champagne. Some people let their children stay up late to join in with the celebrations.

New Year's Day:

New Year's Day is a holiday for nearly everyone in the UK. Very few buses and trains run on New Year's Day. Most people stay at home and relax with their families.

New Year's Resolution:

People often make resolutions at the start of the new year. Resolutions are things people have decided (or resolve) to do to make their lives better, such as stopping smoking or losing weight. Not everybody manages to keep their New Year's resolution, though!

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2. Answer the questions:

A. What do English people do during:

1. Christmas?

2. New Year's Eve?

3. New Year's Day?

B. What do English people eat on Christmas?

C. What do they drink on New Year's Eve?

D. Do the buses and trains run to a normal timetable on New Year's Day?

3. Discussion:

How do people celebrate Christmas in your country? Write bullet points to help you present it to the class.


"Britney Spears: My Only Wish This Year"

1. Put the sentences in order:

  a. Seems like everyone but me is in love.
b. It just said this
c. Last night I took a walk in the snow.
d. I know exactly what I want this year.
e. Couples holding hands, places to go
f. I sent it off
g. Santa can you hear me
h. I signed my letter that I sealed with a kiss

2. Fill in the gaps with the words:

hold underneath bow want hear someone own good wish
Santa can you …....... me.
I ….......... my baby (baby, yeah)
I want to............ love me someone to......... me.
Maybe (maybe, maybe maybe.) he'll be all my in ….... a big red

Santa can you hear me?
I have been so........... this year and all I want is one thing
Tell me my true love is near
He's all I want, just for me … christmas tree
I'll be waiting here.
Santa that’s my only........... this year.
oohhh ohh yeah

3. Pre-listening: Try to guess the missing words and then listen to check.

Christmas ….... I just can't sleep
Would I be wrong for …............ a peek?
Cause I heard that your coming to …...........

Santa can you … (yea yeah)
Really hope that your on your way
With something …......... for me in your ….........
Ohh please ….......... my wish come ….......
Santa can you hear me
I want my baby (baby)
I want someone to …...... me someone to …....... me
Maybe (maybe maybe) we'll be all the …......... under the …...............

I hope my …........ reaches you in time
Bring me love can call all mine
(yeah yeah) cause I have been so good this year.

4. Answer the questions:

1. What is Britney's wish for this Christmas?
2. How does she feel?




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