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Young learner topics: Festivals – Christmas

These activities include a short reading text about Christmas in Britain with vocabulary matching exercises.

Level: Elementary

Time needed: Approx 2 one hour classes for the 3 activities

Main skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening

Materials needed: Coloured paper (A4); cardboard tube (10cm); string; squares, circles and stars for decoration; glue/sticky tape

Objectives: Students will:

  • learn about Christmas in Britain
  • learn Christmas vocabulary
  • practise following instructions
  • practise activities for Cambridge YLE exams
  • create a Christmas cracker
  • revise and remember grammar rules through song

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Readers' comments (7)

  • Hello. Although there are fantastic Christmas lesson plans for higher levels, it's such a pity that there are hardly any for adult A1s (or maybe I missed them) and I find the higher levels too difficult for beginners.After searching for quite a while, I've finally decided to use part of the lesson from above and I suppose I'll cook something up starting from here. But I just wanted to mention if in the future you could consider adding season celebration activities for very low levels. Thank you and Merry Christmas!

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  • Hello Serena,

    Thank you for your comment. We will certainly bear this in mind when planning further resources.

    Best wishes and merry Christmas!

    The onestopenglish team

  • The idea is that you sing the song to the melody of 'The Twelve Days of Christmas'. This is a very popular Christmas song that is easy to find on the internet.
    We hope you enjoy using this resource!
    Best wishes,
    The onestopenglish team

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  • Where is the song?

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  • Dear all,
    I've just wanted to look at this Christmas lesson plan: However I can not find it anywhere. How can I access all these things? Where do they show up? Do I really have to print them first to see them?

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  • Where is the song to download?

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  • It's just above your comment, under 'Related resources'.

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  • Where is this lesson plan??????

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