Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Christmas Vocabulary & Speaking Exercise

I completely understand that not everyone celebrates Christmas. However, if you are wondering what someone is referring to when talking about Santa's sleigh, have a look here!

First, match the words in bold with the pictures. Then decide if the following sentences are true or false in the UK.
  1. Santa (or Father Christmas) enters your house through the chimney and the fireplace
  2. Traditionally, if you hang a stocking by the fireplace, Santa will fill it with money. 
  3. Father Christmas travels on a sleigh pulled by reindeer.
  4. Santa lives in the North Pole, and if English children send a letter to Santa, Santa’s Grotto, Reindeerland, SAN TA1, he will reply. 
  5. It is traditional to kiss people underneath the mistletoe
  6. Now, holly is used as a decoration, but traditionally, it was to protect us against evil spirits. 
  7. It is bad luck to have Christmas decorations up after the 6th January. 
  8. Traditionally, crackers contain jokes, hats and food. 
  9. English people traditionally eat turkey on Christmas Day. 
  10. It is illegal to eat mince pies on Christmas Day. 
  11. It is traditional to cook money (for example, a £10 note) inside a Christmas Pudding
  12. The Mariah Carey song "All I want for Christmas is you" is a carol.
  13. The day before Christmas is called Christmas Eve, and the day after is called Boxing Day. 
  14. There are 25 days on an advent calendar.
  15. Snowmen are traditionally dressed as Santa.
  16. We have used the word "Xmas" instead of ‘Christmas’ for over 500 years.

Look back tomorrow for the answers!

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