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Quirky Christmas Traditions Around the World

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Video Length: 2:05

Updated on: 12/09/2022

Lesson Time: 1–2 hrs.

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Lesson Description

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about quirky Christmas traditions from 5 places around the world. It includes discussion questions and other speaking activities about Christmas and traditions. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and phrases from the video. The post-viewing section includes a follow-up discussion, a CCQ discussion based on the usage of some of the words/phrases in the video, and a quote from the video. The grammar exercise features a special form of the passive construction in English. There is a quirky tradition follow-up task, as well as additional speaking / writing tasks included. There is also a quiz and review section included.

Video Description

There’s more to the holidays than snow, Santa and stockings. Some festive traditions from around the world are definitely worth knowing about!

Lesson Activities

Christmas, Traditions
Matching, Short Answers
Images, CCQ Discussion
Passive Construction (..is thought to have + past participle)
Quirky Traditions Task, Quiz & Review, Additional Speaking + Writing

Lesson Topics

Christmas, Traditions, Holidays

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