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Christmas lessons

Slide 1 - Tekstslide

- You can CHOOSE assignments you'd like to do today and tomorrow. Depending on the duration of the assignment, you might have to pick more than one. 
- EVERY assignment has a different color!
- Let's go through the options together, then it is independent work.
- Use Socrative to tell me what assignment(s) you'll be working on. 

Slide 2 - Tekstslide

How are you doing?

Slide 3 - Open vraag

Answer the question:
What is your favourite Christmas movie?

Slide 4 - Open vraag

Guess your teacher's favourite Christmas movie:
Home Alone
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
The Princess Switch
The Santa Clause

Slide 5 - Quizvraag

1. Watch the video about the British Christmas & Christmas dishes around the world

Answer the questions
Work time:
15 minutes

Slide 6 - Tekstslide

Slide 7 - Video

Where do British children hang their stockings?
Around your bed
Around the fireplace

Slide 8 - Quizvraag

What does Queen Elizabeth II talk about in her yearly speech?
Wishes for the coming year
Important events of the past year

Slide 9 - Quizvraag

What is 'Tweede Kerstdag' called in Great-Britain?
Second Christmas Day
St Patrick's Day
Boxing Day

Slide 10 - Quizvraag

What's the name of 'de kerstman' in British English?
Santa Claus
Father Christmas
Uncle Christmas

Slide 11 - Quizvraag

Slide 12 - Video

What happens to the Christmas Pudding before it's being served?
Soaked in Whiskey
Set on fire

Slide 13 - Quizvraag

What do the Icelanders do in the weeks before Christmas?
They fast
They go fishing
They feast everyday

Slide 14 - Quizvraag

Which foods are the stars of Christmas dinner in Germany?
Turkey and red cabbage

Slide 15 - Quizvraag

By whom was the Argentinian Christmas dish brought?
By the Italians
By the France
By the Australian

Slide 16 - Quizvraag

2. Draw the Grinch!
- Watch the video and draw the Grinch yourself
- The video is on the next slide
- Scan or take a photo of your sketch!
Work time: 

Slide 17 - Tekstslide

Slide 18 - Video

Add your photo of your drawing of the Grinch

Slide 19 - Open vraag

3. Create your own ELF name
Click on the next slide for the instruction
Work time:
15 minutes

Slide 20 - Tekstslide

1. Find your
Christmas Elf name.

2. Create a story around your life as an elf.

Slide 21 - Tekstslide

Your ELF story

Slide 22 - Open vraag

4. Watch the video
- And answer the questions
Work time:
4 min

Slide 23 - Tekstslide


Slide 24 - Video

5. Watch the reading of How the Grinch Stole Christmas

- Listen and watch the story (15 minutes)
- The video is on the next slide
- Create a script (dialogue) to summarise the story on
- You can share the document with me (via email:
work time: 
40 minutes

Slide 25 - Tekstslide

Slide 26 - Video

What song does Mariah ask James to sing with her?
Santa Baby
All I Want for Christmas is you
Last Christmas
White Christmas

Slide 27 - Quizvraag

Name as many artists as you recognise in the video?

Slide 28 - Open vraag

6. Christmas Around the World
- Research yourself how Christmas around the world is different
- Choose 3-5 countries, click on the extra information and compare how people in different cultures celebrate Christmas
- Write about 4 sentences per country
Work time
15 minutes

Slide 29 - Tekstslide

Compare 3-5 countries and how they celebrate Christmas there

Slide 30 - Open vraag

Slide 31 - Link

7. Create a Christmas card/letter for a friend who lives abroad and only speaks English

1. Create a beautiful cover (tip: use
2. Write in your card/letter how you celebrate the holidays and what you will do during the break
3. Wish him great holidays (research online how you say that in English!)
4. Hand it in as a photo on the next slide
work time 15 min

Slide 32 - Tekstslide

A photo of your Christmas card

Slide 33 - Open vraag

8. Learn English with TV Series
1.  Pick one of the videos in the playlist to watch.
2. Write down all the words you don't know and translate them.
3. If there are any pronunciation exercises, please record them.

Hand in your list and recordings. 

Slide 34 - Tekstslide

9. Christmas song parody
1. Watch the parody of All I Want for Christmas.
2. Pick a Christmas song you like, and write your own parody!
3. If you dare, play the karaoke version of the original song, and record yourself singing your parody!

Hand in your written parody or the video.

Slide 35 - Tekstslide

Slide 36 - Video